Category: General Press Releases

Call for Nominations for the 2020 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The 19th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020, at The Vineyard Church (1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana). A reception will be held starting at 3:00 p.m. and the program will start at 4:00 p.m. This event celebrates the legacy of Dr. King and all […]

City of Champaign Clarifies City Council’s Request to Review Boards and Commissions

At their meeting on October 15, 2019, members of the Champaign City Council submitted a request to the City Manager to schedule a future study session to review all boards and commissions in the City of Champaign and their corresponding ordinances. The City’s boards and commissions perform an important function in providing input to the […]

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure (First St. to Fourth St.)

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure (First St. to Fourth St.) To facilitate preparation for University of Illinois gameday activities, the northernmost lane of Kirby Avenue will be closed beginning at 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2019. This is ahead of the usual road closure in this same area that will occur on Saturday, October 19. The […]

Bradley Avenue Lane Closures (From Mattis Avenue to Redwood Drive) – Extended

In order to complete routine storm sewer maintenance activities, Hoerr Construction, Inc. will be closing single lanes of both eastbound and westbound traffic on Bradley Avenue between Mattis Avenue and Redwood Drive. These single-lane closures will be of short length of time and duration. Only one travel lane will be affected at any given time. […]

Proactive Training Offered on Ways to Prevent and Respond to Hate Crimes Against Places of Worship

Community members and faith-based leaders are invited to attend the Protecting Places of Worship Forum on October 24, 2019, from 1:00-4:30 pm at Sinai Temple (3104 W. Windsor Rd, Champaign).  Presented by the United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service, the Forum will provide information and practical safety tips on ways to prevent or […]

Trick-or-Treat Hours – Halloween, October 31, 2019

Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting aside trick-or-treat hours.  The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held on October 31, regardless of what day […]

Residents Can Help Beautify Neighborhoods and Reduce Localized Flooding When They “Adopt A Drain”

Residents Can Help Beautify Neighborhoods and Reduce Localized Flooding When They “Adopt A Drain” The City of Champaign invites residents and property owners to help keep their neighborhoods beautiful and prevent potential localized street flooding by participating in the City’s new “Adopt A Drain” program.  This new program allows volunteers to sign up to “adopt” […]

City of Champaign Launches “Adopt A Drain” Program

The City of Champaign invites interested residents and property owners to assist in keeping neighborhoods beautiful and prevent potential street flooding, by participating in the “Adopt A Drain” program. Participation is voluntary. Anyone signing up will agree to clear the drain and 10 feet on each side free of debris approximately four times per year […]

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 […]