Category: General Press Releases

Investigation Reveals Dr. Howard Student Injury Accidental

On Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, Champaign Police responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department following a report of an injured female student from Dr. Howard Elementary School. Upon arrival, officers discovered the student had sustained a serious laceration to her abdomen. The incident was assigned to Champaign Police Detectives. The preliminary investigation revealed the injury […]


Congratulations to the Award Recipients of the 2019 Immigrant Welcome Awards

Public Invited to the Immigrant Welcome Awards Ceremony and Celebration on September 21 The sponsors of the 6th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards are proud to announce the recipients of this year’s awards. Those being honored include: Business Leadership Award – Ruth Wyman Law Office Community Impact Award – Bend the Arc: Champaign-Urbana & Dr. Annie […]


Online Registration for the Illinois EPA-Sponsored One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Champaign County

The online registration for the fall Illinois EPA-Sponsored One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Champaign County will open on Monday, September 23, at 8 a.m. The link to the online registration system is http://hhwevent.simplybook.me/. The collection event will take place on Saturday, October 26, in Champaign. (Residents can find drop-off location information on the […]


Champaign Fire Department Receives National Award for Effective and Engaging Social Media Campaign

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that the Champaign Fire Department received a first place award from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) for last winter’s “Meet Ember the Elf” social media campaign. The first place “Savvy Award” was awarded to the City in the Social Media-Best Campaign Use category during the […]


City of Champaign and the University YMCA Co-Hosting Welcoming Week 2019 Kick-Off Celebration

Welcoming Week 2019 will start with a community celebration in front of the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum (346 N. Neil Street, Champaign) on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to this free event full of food, music, entertainment, and giveaways. Event highlights include a welcome address by the mayors […]


Online Registration for the Fall Residential Electronics Collection Event

The online registration for the next Residential Electronics Collection event for residents living in participating Champaign County communities will open on Monday, September 9, at 8 a.m. The link to the online registration system is http://ecycle.simplybook.me/. The collection event will take place on Saturday, October 12, at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue in Champaign. […]


Champaign Fire and Police Department’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The Champaign Fire and Police Departments will have their annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, September 11th at 8:46 a.m.  The Memorial Ceremony will take place at the northeast corner of West Side Park, 400 E University Avenue, at the Champaign Fire and Police Memorial. The Memorial Ceremony will have remarks from Mayor Deborah Frank […]


Deputy City Manager Joan Walls Receives ICMA Credentialed Manager Designation

Joan Walls, Deputy City Manager for the City of Champaign, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Ms. Walls is one of approximately 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program. To receive the prestigious Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, an individual must have […]


MCORE Project 4 – Closure of the West Leg of Chalmers Street at Wright Street

On Monday, August 26, 2019, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will close the west leg of Chalmers Street at Wright Street to reconstruct the western half of the intersection. Northbound Wright Street traffic will need to continue north on Wright Street. Eastbound Chalmers Street traffic will not have access to Wright Street. Work is […]