Items tagged: Community

2016 MLK Countywide Celebration – Call for Nominations

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 15th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior Countywide Celebration. Awardees will be honored Friday, January 15, 2016, at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue in Champaign, at 4:00 p.m. For more detailed information, see […]

City of Champaign Welcomes Public Input on Council Goal Setting Process

The Champaign City Council has begun the process of establishing their goals for the next two years and they encourage the public to share their thoughts and ideas to help guide the future of our community. The City Council sets the vision for the City and adopts goals every two years to provide direction on […]

Area Police Collaborate in Response to Recent Shootings

Community Members Urged to Assist in Providing Information Local law enforcement agencies are working together to investigate seven incidents related to the aggravated discharge of a firearm that have occurred in the Urbana-Champaign area since late Friday evening. Police agencies have identified these incidents as being related to two feuding groups, who have fired numerous […]

October is National Community Planning Month

In honor of National Community Planning Month, the American Planning Association (“APA”) invited Urban Planners from around the State of Illinois to participate in an educational outreach program geared for middle school students. Two planners from the City of Champaign participated in the event, which took place on October 10th at Bloomington Junior High School. […]

2014 STAR Community Service Day

The Neighborhood Services Department sponsored the inaugural STAR Community Service Day Event on Saturday August 23rd.  The event was a collaborative community building and improvement initiative done in partnership with approximately 120 volunteers and support from Lincoln’s Challenge, Champaign Public Works Department, University of Illinois Office of Volunteer Programs, Latter Day Saints, Champaign Unit 4 […]

Bristol Place Offer Letters

NSD completed a mass mailing to both tenants and property owners in the Bristol Place Neighborhood advising them of the City’s interest in purchasing their property.  Letters to the tenants explained that they were not being asked to move, just being made aware that we are in contact with the owners of their homes about […]

2014 Star Community Service Day

The City of Champaign will host a STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Community Service Day on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The STAR Service Day will provide an opportunity for University of Illinois students and community volunteers to participate in community service projects and initiatives to improve neighborhoods located within […]

“Own the Night, Own your Community” National Night Out 2014

The City of Champaign will recognize National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. National Night Out (NNO) is a designated evening when communities across America come together to take a stand against crime. To celebrate the nationwide event, residents are encouraged to lock their doors, turn on their porch lights and […]

Police Department Conducts Basic Youth Police Academy

The Champaign Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit hosted a Basic Youth Police Academy June 9-12, 2014. This summer program is designed to provide youth in the Champaign County area, between 12-18 years of age, a clearer understanding of law enforcement practices. The Basic Academy provides an opportunity for youth and police officers to build stronger, […]

SITI Company/Krannert Community Engagement Project

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator met with the Krannert Center for Performing Arts Community Engagement team, the SITI Company theater group, and community team members to discuss the proposed theater project development.  The proposed project will be a collaborative project in conjunction with the theater group and community stakeholders.  It was agreed that the group will […]