Items tagged: Community

Champaign, Urbana, and Champaign County Leaders Issue COVID-19 Statement

As local government leaders, our top priorities are the health, safety, and welfare of our residents, visitors, and employees.  We know COVID-19 (coronavirus) will impact our community. While the full extent remains uncertain, we know that we must all take immediate steps to slow the spread of the virus today. Our government agencies are also […]


Community Coalition Welcomes Announcement of STEM Illinois

The Champaign County Community Coalition will dedicate its meeting on March 11, 2020, to a presentation on an exciting new initiative to build an eco-system of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that leaves no member of our community behind – STEM Illinois.  The meeting will be held from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Champaign […]


Celebrate Black History Month!

Be sure to stop by the City Building atrium to check out the City’s display highlighting trailblazing African Americans in our nation’s history. Black History Month stickers are located right next to the display and are available for employees and visitors to show their support. City staff are also invited to participate in the Black […]


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 […]


City Recognizes Black History Month

City Recognizes Black History Month with Atrium Display Black history month is celebrated in February nation-wide. Staff from the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights (ECHO) put together a display, in the atrium of the City Building, highlighting historical and great African Americans. The ECHO staff invites the public to stop by the City […]


Public Invited to Meet Library Director Finalists at Community Forum

“Your Next Library Director”: Meet-the-Candidates Community Forum January 14 The Library Board of Trustees has selected four finalists for the Library Director position, all of whom will be in Champaign next week for interviews and to meet community members. The community forum will be held Thursday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m., in the Champaign City […]


2016 STAR Awards Call for Nominations

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the seventh year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy to assist in our neighborhoods and community. Nominations are made […]


2016 MLK Countywide Celebration – Call for Nominations

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 15th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior Countywide Celebration. Awardees will be honored Friday, January 15, 2016, at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue in Champaign, at 4:00 p.m. For more detailed information, see […]


City of Champaign Welcomes Public Input on Council Goal Setting Process

The Champaign City Council has begun the process of establishing their goals for the next two years and they encourage the public to share their thoughts and ideas to help guide the future of our community. The City Council sets the vision for the City and adopts goals every two years to provide direction on […]


Area Police Collaborate in Response to Recent Shootings

Community Members Urged to Assist in Providing Information Local law enforcement agencies are working together to investigate seven incidents related to the aggravated discharge of a firearm that have occurred in the Urbana-Champaign area since late Friday evening. Police agencies have identified these incidents as being related to two feuding groups, who have fired numerous […]