Items tagged: public

Local Author Festival at Champaign Public Library

Published writers from Champaign County are invited to participate. Champaign Public Library is celebrating local writing talent with a Local Author Festival to be held on Saturday, April 11 from 11 am to 3 pm. This is a free event open to the public. Local authors will have an opportunity to meet readers and other […]

2015-2019 Consolidated Plan Process

The City of Champaign is in the process of planning the 2015-19 Consolidated Plan. The City seeks public input into the needs of the community and the programming offered.   Below is a list of upcoming meeting dates: Date   Time Meeting Location Tuesday, March 10, 2015 7 – 9 pm Champaign City Council Study Session […]

City to Hold Public Open House on Green Street Streetscape Project

The City of Champaign, with Clark Dietz invites the public to an Open House on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Venue 51 located at 51 East Green Street. The Open House will begin with a brief overview presentation of the project followed by time for questions and review of […]

Consolidated Plan Public Engagement

Neighborhood Coordinator, John Ruffin and Neighborhood Programs Manager, Kerri Spear met to discuss Consolidated Plan Public Engagement and working with registered a groups and the general public to illicit comments for the next draft Consolidated Housing Plan.  The following list of proposed dates will be used to generate input from the general public for strategies […]

Consolidated Plan Public Input Process

Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson and Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear were joined by Grants Management Manager Kelly Mierkowski (City of Urbana) during the January 6 Study Session regarding the City’s Housing Strategy and upcoming Consolidated Plan process. Several citizens participated in the public participation portion of the study session and public hearing. Staff received phone […]

Public Safety Alert (Green Dot Card Scams)

The Champaign Police Department is issuing a scam alert to the public due to an increase in telephone scam activity known as the Green Dot Verification Scam in our area. Victims of the scam receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be a representative of law enforcement, the courts, or other government agency. The […]

Champaign Public Library offers online learning through

The Champaign Public Library now offers access to, an online source for video courses and tutorials that teach software, creative, and business skills. offers more than 3,500 courses and 150,000 tutorials with new ones added every week. Users can learn to make movies, design websites, record songs, create spreadsheets, give presentations, animate 3D graphics, […]

Public Safety Announcement – Holiday Shopping Tips

Since June 30, 2014, the Champaign Police Department has taken nine theft reports involving wallets and other personal items, having been stolen from the purses of restaurant patrons. Reports indicate that items were stolen from purses hanging on the back of patrons’ chairs, or from purses left unattended and unzipped. The Champaign Police Department is […]

Public Safety Alert – Champaign Police Warn Residents to Lock Up

The Champaign Police Department is warning residents to lock their apartments at all times. This warning is being issued after the department received multiple reports of burglaries occurring to unlocked apartments. Since August 15, 2014, twenty reports have been filed, indicating that residences were entered illegally and laptops and other electronic items were stolen. Officers […]

Library to Host Digital Bookmobile

The Digital Bookmobile will stop at the Champaign Public Library as part of its national tour on Saturday, July 26 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Community members of all ages are invited to come aboard to see high-tech displays, try various portable devices, and get a demo of the library’s eBooks, audiobooks, and other […]