Items tagged: Champaign

Registration Now Open for May Countywide Residential Electronics Collection

The Countywide Residential Electronics Collection (CREC) event this spring will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Parkland College. To attend the CREC event, residents of participating Champaign County communities must register online in advance at  The online registration process allows residents to reserve an available 15-minute time […]

Inaugural “Rising Star” Program

March 30, 2023, the Champaign County Community Coalition, Parkland College, Urbana 116, and Unit 4 came together to promote black student excellence. The inaugural “Rising Star” program recognized any 5th, or 8th grade African-American student that has shown academic promise and/or academic excellence. Using a variety of data sets (including MAP, IAR, attendance, discipline, etc.) […]

Blueprint Partner Meeting at the Illinois Terminal

March 27, 2023, the Department of Equity and Engagement’s Community Safety, & Justice Division held its monthly Blueprint Partner meeting at the Illinois Terminal. The goal of this meeting was to convene with Blueprint Partners and discuss their organization’s program initiatives with fellow attendees. This meeting also allowed organizations to raise awareness of new and […]

Cities of Champaign and Urbana Extend Suspension of Special Event Permits

Today Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen and Urbana Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin each signed Emergency Orders which continue to suspend the issuance of special event permits in each city through September 7, 2020. Special event permits are generally required for parades, residential block events, and other types of activities that involve large gatherings of people […]

2020 Slurry Seal Project

Starting Thursday, April 30, 2020, weather permitting, several contractors will begin sealing streets in the north one-third of Champaign (see attached map). The residential streets will be closed for about four hours until cured. Heavily traveled streets, as well as streets with businesses, will have one lane open at all times. Residents will be notified […]

City Hosts Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair

City Hosts Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair The Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO) & the University YMCA New American Welcome Center co-hosted the National Flag Day & Citizenship Fair on June 14. Mayor Feinen provided a welcome speech to kick off the celebration. This event was free, family-friendly, and open to […]

Smoke Alarm Blitz – West Champaign

On Saturday, April 14, employees of the Fire Department and Neighborhood Services Department, along with community and Red Cross volunteers, went door-to-door in a west Champaign neighborhood offering to check smoke alarms and install free smoke alarms in homes that needed them. The Smoke Alarm Blitz included approximately 314 homes within the boundaries Kirby Avenue […]

Residential Electronics Collection Event Scheduled

Residential Electronics Collection Event Scheduled A residential electronics collection event is scheduled for May 20 at Parkland College in Champaign (2400 W. Bradley Avenue). In order to participate in the event, residents of participating communities must first register online at Only residents of Bondville, Broadlands, Champaign, Gifford, Homer, Ivesdale, Ludlow, Mahomet, Ogden, Royal, Sadorus, […]

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Steering Committee

Neighborhood Services Coordination staff hosted the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) Steering Committee for the second organizational planning meeting on June 9 and 10.  Representatives from 14 of the RNNC member cities attended the meeting to discuss local plans for hosting the 2016 RNNC in Champaign-Urbana. The group received an update from representatives of the local planning […]

Residential Fire – 908 S Oak Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 908 S Oak Street, on Friday, January 22, 2016, at 3:47 a.m.  Upon arriving on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the 1st floor of a 2-story house.  Firefighters received reports that people could possibly be inside the burning structure.  […]