Items tagged: University of Illinois

Champaign County Community Coalition Hosts Virtual Meeting

On May 13, the Champaign County Community Coalition (Coalition) hosted its first virtual meeting.  Over 150 people attended this meeting via Zoom and the Coalition Facebook page.  Representatives noted below shared updates from their organizations and discussed resources available to community members at this time. Questions were moderated in real time, giving attendees the opportunity […]


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 […]


Urban Planning Students Tour Bristol Place Residences

Taught by the City’s Assistant Director of Planning and Development Rob Kowalski, students from an Urban Planning class at the University of Illinois visited the new Bristol Place Residences on February 27, 2020. There they heard from developer Jim Roberts and were able to tour several of the homes and learn about the City’s process […]


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 […]


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 […]


Campus Signals to Change to Four-Way Stops Over Break

Due to decreased vehicle and pedestrian traffic during summer break, several Campus traffic signals have been adjusted to act as a four-way stop by continuously flashing red. This change will go into effect on Monday, May 13, 2019. Normal signal operations will resume Friday, August 16, 2019. The signals are at the intersections of: • […]


Police Make Arrest in Attempted Aggravated Robbery

Champaign Police arrested 19-year-old Othar Taylor of Chicago with Attempted Aggravated Robbery. On Saturday, Sept. 8, at approximately 3 p.m. near the 1300 block of South Neil Street, Taylor approached a victim and demanded money while implying he was carrying a weapon. A Champaign Police officer in the area observed Taylor and engaged in a […]


Community Coalition News

The University of Illinois Campus Recreation wrapped up the 2016 C3 (Community, Campus, Connections) Program on July 22nd with a tailgate event that brought nearly 200+ youth (aged 8-14) together from the community. The C3 program aims to build a safe and peaceful community among the youth that reside in the Champaign-Urbana and University of […]


MCORE Project Work to Resume

On July 6, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) informed the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) partner agencies that the recent State of Illinois budget approval provided appropriations for work to resume on “state-let” projects. MCORE is a “state-let” project because the federal TIGER grant funding is directed to IDOT, who then becomes the contracting […]


Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations Coming Soon!

Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations Coming Soon! The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration is scheduled for Friday, January 13, 2017 at Parkland College. The theme for the 2017 event is:  “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” Each year, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana […]