Items tagged: Champaign

Champaign Police to Host Open House

The Champaign Police Department is inviting the public to its 3rd Annual Open House event, on Saturday, May 17, 2014.  The Open House will be held during National Police Week (May 11-17, 2014), an event recognizing the service and sacrifice of U.S. Law Enforcement. WHAT:       OPEN HOUSE  WHO:         This event is open to the public! WHEN:      …
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Visit Champaign County Toast to Tourism Event

Visit Champaign County (formerly the Champaign County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau) held their second annual Toast to Tourism event on Wednesday, May 7th at the Spurlock Museum.  The event features an overview of the impact of tourism on the local economy and recognizes community members with Tourism Impact Awards.  A new VCC promotional video was…
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Champaign Police Respond to Bank Robbery

POLICE INVESTIGATE ROBBERY (PROSPECT BANK – 1601 S. PROSPECT AVENUE) Today at approximately 1:21 PM, Champaign Police Officers received a report of a bank robbery having just occurred at the Prospect Bank located at 1601 S. Prospect Avenue.  Witnesses report that a man entered the bank, stated he had a gun and demanded money.  No gun was displayed….
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The Champaign Police Department Participates in the “Click It or Ticket” Seatbelt Enforcement Campaign

On May 9, 2014, the Champaign Police Department will be joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies across the state by participating in the 2014 Illinois Click It or Ticket seatbelt safety campaign.  The Department hopes to save lives by strongly enforcing seat…
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Champaign Police Department Investigates Incident at Local School

The Champaign Police Department is currently following up on a report of a loaded magazine for a 9mm handgun being brought onto school property by an 8 year-old student. On May 2, 2014, an employee of Booker T. Washington Elementary School contacted police after retrieving a loaded 9mm magazine from an 8 year-old student. School…
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Call for Nominations: 2014 Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 12th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards.  Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 25, 2014 at I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: to honor individuals whose work has contributed significantly…
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Acquisition/Rehab Projects

The City of Champaign has been offering incentives to low-moderate income individuals to purchase new homes in targeted neighborhoods.  The City has been offering this program since for approximately 6 years, but saw the interest drop off during the recession.  As an indication that things may be turning around, there has been renewed interest in…
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Bristol Place Master Plan Presentation to the Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC)

The draft Bristol Place Master Plan was presented to the Housing Authority of Champaign County board members and the public on April 24, 2014 during the regular HACC Board of Commissioners meeting.  Rob Kowalski and Kerri Spear led the discussion.  The neighborhood design with the variety of housing styles, park enhancements, and street layout were…
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Champaign Public Library Wins Prestigious National PR Award

The Champaign Public Library has won a 2014 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award for the Library Foundation’s “Show Some Library Love” fundraising campaign. The honor includes a $10,000 cash award from the H. W. Wilson Foundation. Additional sponsors of the award are EBSCO and the Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of…
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Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a damaged water main, Illinois American Water will close one eastbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Coronado Drive and Park Haven Drive.  The lane closure will begin on Thursday, May 1, 2014 and will reopen on Friday, May 2, 2014.  Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area….
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