City of Champaign News

The Neighborhood Services Department hosted the Bristol Park Street Information Fair on Saturday, September 28. The event was designed to: Promote the upcoming Bristol Park Neighborhood master planning process Provide an update regarding the Bristol Park Neighborhood Improvement Plan implementation efforts Promote the formation of a Garwood neighborhood group Neighborhood Services partnered with Hip Hop…
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Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear, Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson, Administrative Assistant Colleen Madera, and Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin attended the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) held in Peoria, IL on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21. The conference provided an opportunity for neighborhood leaders, community activist, and stakeholders to come together to discuss…
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The 2013 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the I Hotel & Conference Center and was attended by over 130 people. The 2013 Award Recipients were:  Entertainment provided by: Nathaniel Banks & Friends Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre Joao Grande Asian American Cultural Center Exhibit Xiaokang Tang Sponsors:…
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Why should award-winning young adult author Patrick Ness visit Champaign? The library’s answer to this question, entered in a publisher-sponsored competition, resulted in Ness talking to more than 700 Jefferson Middle School students last week. An American-born British author, Ness won Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal in both 2011 and 2012. News of the winning entry…
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The City uses boilers to help heat several of the buildings. The Office of the State Fire Marshal requires that all boilers be inspected every two years and certain pressure vessels (like hot water tanks) be inspected every three years. In some instances, the State Fire Marshal inspectors conduct the inspections. In other instances, they…
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The Champaign Fire Department hosted Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons as they presented “After The Fire” to Fire Department personnel and City staff from the twin cities on Sept. 16th, 17th and 18th. It was a dynamic presentation that included the film “After The Fire” – inspired by their true story of surviving a dormitory…
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The Champaign Police Department is asking for the public’s help to provide information regarding a possible hit and run accident, occurring in the area of Sixth and Daniel Street on September 28, 2013, sometime between the hours of midnight and 4:30 a.m. Officers responded to Carle Hospital for a report of a 21 year-old Champaign…
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