City of Champaign News

In celebration of National Library Week (April 12-18), community members are encouraged to “explore your star library” and discover the valuable resources it offers. The Champaign Public Library has been awarded “star library” status by Library Journal since 2008. Its recent four-star designation places it among the top 3% of public libraries nationwide. The celebration…
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Contact: Sergeant Joe Ketchem, 217-403-6981, joe.ketchem@ci.champaign.il.us In March 2015, the Campus Community Alcohol Task Force Coalition conducted a series of liquor compliance checks throughout the City of Champaign.  These monthly checks, funded by the Strategic Prevention Framework grant through the Illinois Department of Human Services, aims to address underage alcohol access and decrease medical and alcohol overconsumption issues. …
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The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 3, 2015, at the I Hotel and Conference Center at 1900 S. First Street in Champaign at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: to honor individuals…
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Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club Honors Fire Fighter of the Year Recipient The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club will honor the 2014 Fire Fighter of the Year recipient, Engineer Josh Jessup, on April 6, 2015 during a ceremony being held at O’Charley’s Restaurant, 720 W. Town Center Blvd., from 12:00 to 1:00.  When responding to the news that…
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In order to repair pavement failures, Feutz Contractors will be closing the two north bound lanes of First St. between St. Mary’s Rd. and Hazelwood Dr.  The closure will begin on Monday, April 6, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, April 10, 2015 weather permitting. First St. will have one lane of traffic open in each direction. Driveways…
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Families are invited to play a classic board game—with a twist. On Sat., Apr. 18, at 3 pm, we’ll transform our conference room into a giant game board for life-size Candy Land. Follow the rainbow path through a magical land of sweet surprises, and meet characters Princess Frostine, King Kandy, and others. Navigate your way through Lollypop…
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Citizens and City staff submitted 426 total requests during March 2015. This was a 32% increase from February’s 289 calls. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff.   Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 48 (11%) of the issues.   The Sewer Section responded to 62 (15%)…
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Art enthusiasts are invited to check out a special exhibit hosted in the Champaign City Building starting April 10th. A selection of works by Jason Patterson will kick off a new rotating exhibit of local artists who will have their art proudly displayed in Council Chambers. The City is collaborating with 40 North on this…
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Champaign Government Television (CGTV) is proud to have telecast two live candidate forums to our viewers during the month of March.  The forums were sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Champaign County, NAACP of Champaign County, C-U AAUW, Prairie Group of the Sierra Club, and The News-Gazette. A candidate forum on March 12th…
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