City of Champaign News

According to a recently released report from the State of Illinois, there are 45 landfills in Illinois that have capacity for only another 23 years worth of waste. The City is making great progress on solid waste reduction through helping residents divert their yard waste, electronic recycling, multifamily recycling, expanding on street recycling, and continuing…
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Varsity Striping Company will start work on the Annual Pavement Marking Contract on Thursday, August 30, 2012. This year’s contract will replace all long lines (centerlines, lane lines, shoulder lines) on concrete streets throughout the City. All streets will remain open to traffic with short term temporary lane closures as needed. The final completion date…
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This year’s National Night Out (NNO) Fun Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 12 pm – 5 pm at Boneyard Creek Second Street Reach (corner of 2nd Street and Springfield Avenue) in Champaign. National Night Out is a country-wide celebration that is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,…
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Saturday evening, Champaign Firefighters provided autographs to congregation members attending the first annual Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Community Resource Fair. Well over 75 members attended the festival with a dozen agencies providing information. Fire Department’s Life Safety Division opened a booth with resources and information for adults and youth alike.  

City of Champaign welcomed thousands of UI students including the Marching Illini, UI basketball players, and incoming freshmen to UI Quad Day from noon to 4 PM on Sunday, August 26. The City’s Communication Advisory Team organized the City showcase to include staff from Fire, Neighborhood Services, Police, and Public Works answering questions and providing…
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Published in 1876, Mark Twain’s first novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, may have been among the first books on offer at Champaign-Urbana’s fledgling free libraries. The Champaign Public Library had opened that very year; The Urbana Free Library was celebrating its second birthday. Along with knowing Twain from his earlier writings, some residents would…
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