Items tagged: social media

City Staffer Presents at ILCMA Winter Conference

On February 9, 2023, Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton participated in a panel presentation at the Illinois City/County Management Association’s (ILCMA) Winter Conference in Normal, Illinois. The presentation titled “Don’t Get Bitten by the Social Media Beast” provided tips about how local governments can use social media to better engage with residents. The panel shared information […]

Statement by Champaign Police

The safety of our students and community is the City’s top priority, and Champaign Police are continuing to actively investigate recent events that have involved Centennial High School, including a threatening social media post that began circulating Wednesday, September 22. Police are also aware of other rumors that are suggesting additional school threats have been […]

Police Investigation Reveals No Intended Threat of Harm towards Students

On Monday, November 13, 2017, Champaign Police responded to Centennial High School after being made aware that a student posted a suggestive threat on social media, allegedly aimed towards the school. Investigation into the incident revealed there was no credible threat, and that the post was intended as a joke towards other students. The following […]

City of Champaign Joins “Nextdoor”

Last week, the City of Champaign was approved for an agency account on the popular social media platform Nextdoor.  Nextdoor – a system that uses geographical areas to promote conversation between neighbors – has been increasingly used by Champaign residents, and currently has more than 5,200 members in the Champaign area.  The ability to communicate directly to targeted […]