Category: General Press Releases

METCAD 9-1-1 Celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week – April 11-17

METCAD 9-1-1 is celebrating April 11-17, 2021, as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International is celebrated annually and honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens. In […]


Town of the City of Champaign Township – Township Supervisor Party Ballot Lottery

A Consolidated Election Party Ballot Lottery is necessary to determine which party (Democrat or Republican) will be listed first on the ballot for the Township Supervisor position for the Consolidated Election to be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The party ballot lottery will be held virtually on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. […]


Changes to Improve Safety and Encourage Continued Support of Campustown Businesses

City of Champaign Announces Changes to Improve Pedestrian and Traffic Safety While Encouraging Continued Community Support of Campustown Businesses The City of Champaign encourages the community to continue supporting local businesses, including those in Campustown. With the increased traffic for deliveries and pickups along Green Street, the City seeks to promote public safety and better […]


Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation

As of 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 18, 2021, the Champaign Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect.  The Illinois State Climatologist has indicated that our area received 8.0 inches of snow between Sunday morning and Thursday morning. In order to […]


City of Champaign Provides $433,330 in COVID-19 Relief Grants to 105 Local Businesses

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that it has awarded $433,330.42 in COVID-19 assistance to 105 Champaign businesses through the City’s Economic Support Grant Program. In December 2020, the City accepted grant applications from local businesses seeking financial support to reimburse their expenses related to new safety measures implemented due to the pandemic. […]


Adopt A Drain Friday

Each Friday, the City features drains available for adoption through our Adopt A Drain program.  Today’s drain, Winnie, is located in the Holiday Estates Subdivision at 2002 Ola Drive.  Winnie is a loyal friend and enjoys snacking on honey.  Winnie is looking for a volunteer to help clear the debris which accumulates near her drain […]


Champaign County, Region 6 Move to Tier 1 COVID-19 Mitigations

City officials have been notified that Region 6 is now able to enter Tier 1 mitigation based upon the adjusted metrics set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). This move allows for a modified reopening of indoor dining throughout the region, subject to specific rules of operation to preserve public health. The […]


Award Recipients Announced for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The MLK Countywide Committee and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Advocacy for Justice Committee are pleased to announce the names of those being honored at the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration being held on January 17, 2021. Three community members will be honored with a prestigious award in recognition of […]