City of Champaign News

CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED Champaign – Due to inclement weather, the regular City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2014 is cancelled. Agenda items scheduled for tonight’s meeting will be moved to a special regular Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014; followed by the regular study session meeting already scheduled for…
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The Human Resources Department is coordinating a six-part Effective Supervisory Practices Training Series for managers and supervisors presented by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).  The training is broadcast through webinars with presentation materials available for attendees.  The first session, “The Makings of a Leader:  Roles of a Supervisor/Supervisory Leadership”, was attended by 18 staff…
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CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin Tuesday afternoon, February 4, 2014. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works…
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The Champaign Public Library is offering cardholders more eBooks with the new 3M Cloud Library. For the first time, eBooks can be found by searching the library’s catalog. To read them, users need to first download the free 3M Cloud Library app that is compatible with most mobile devices and computers. The app is also…
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The City Council agenda for the February 4, 2014 Regular Council Meeting & Closed Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Download…
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The “First Nighter” Orientation kickoff for the Champaign Police Department Explorer Post 258 was held on January 23, 2014.  Volunteer Police Officers who manage and conduct Explorer Post 258 met with eleven recruits and their parents for the program orientation.  Champaign Unit 4 Schools provided the refreshments for the First Nighter and the local Target…
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The GED just became more challenging—and the Champaign Public Library is ready to help students meet that challenge.  As of January 2, the GED high school equivalency exam is offered only on computer. The content of the exam has also changed. Students can prepare for the new exam—and get comfortable with a computer—using the free…
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Champaign Police have arrested Herbert J. Howard, a Unit #4 School District employee, wanted in connection with a sexual abuse allegation involving a 13-year-old student. On the afternoon of January 28, 2014, Howard reported to the Champaign Police Department after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Howard was subsequently questioned by an investigator and…
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