Items tagged: press release

News Release: Champaign Library Director Announces Retirement

Library Director Marsha Grove has notified the Library Board of Trustees of her plans to retire effective January 30, 2016. On making her announcement, Ms. Grove said, “It has been a privilege and honor to be the Library Director at the Champaign Public Library since 2003. Through the planning and opening of the amazing new Main Library and…
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Registration Open for Champaign City Government 101 Academy

The City of Champaign is proud to announce an exciting new opportunity for residents to learn about the inner workings of local government. The new Champaign City Government 101 Academy will educate the public about the organization and operation of the City of Champaign and promote civic engagement. The 11-class Academy will cover topics like…
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Deadline Extended: 2015 Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards – Call for Nominations

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 Promotional Ceremony

On Monday, March 30, 2015, the Champaign Fire Department will hold a promotional ceremony to recognize eight individuals that have been promoted to the ranks of Deputy Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, and Engineer. The ceremony will be held at Champaign Fire Department Headquarters, 307 S. Randolph Street, at 7:00 p.m. Contact: John Koller, Fire Marshal Phone:  (217)…
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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

This weekend is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. On Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m., we change our clocks ahead. The City of Champaign Fire Department encourages everyone to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.” Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in…
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Compliance and Bar Checks Conducted During January/February 2015

The Champaign Police Department, assisted by both the Urbana Police Department and the Parkland College Police Department, conducted a total of 35 compliance checks at liquor establishments located throughout Champaign during the months of January and February 2015. Compliance checks are important in ensuring that those establishments holding a liquor license are not serving alcohol…
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Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

Champaign – In order to install domestic water and fire services at 1201 Providence Circle (NW corner of Bradley and McKinley), DUCE Construction will be closing one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between McKinley Avenue and James Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, March 9, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, March 13,…
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City Announces Appointment of Fire Chief

 City of Champaign Announces Fire Chief Appointment — Gary Ludwig to Begin November 17 Champaign — City Manager Dorothy David announced this morning that Gary Ludwig, currently Managing Director of The Ludwig Group, LLC and former Deputy Fire Chief for the Memphis, Tennessee Fire Department, has been appointed Fire Chief for the City of Champaign effective…
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City Manager Announces HR Director Appointment

City of Champaign Announces Human Resources Director Appointment – Jason Hood Assumes New Role September 22 City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced this morning that Jason Hood has been appointed as Human Resources Director effective today, September 22, 2014. “Jason’s unique blend of human resource and community relations experience will be an asset to our City. …
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2015 MLK Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations

There are many individuals and organizations in our community who work tirelessly for the good of others.  They share their time, energy, experience, and good will to make Champaign County a better place to live and work.  Unfortunately, the efforts of these dedicated and compassionate individuals and organizations too often go unrecognized.  That is why…
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