Category: General Press Releases

Mayor Feinen Submits Joint Letter to the FCC Calling for Open Internet Protections

Today Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen joined mayors from across the country to support actions to protect and promote an open internet for all.  Mayor Feinen, along with the mayors of New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, and 45 other cities, sent an open letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) calling for the […]

COPS Cycle to Honor, Remember and Support Fallen Officers & Their Families in 13th Annual Cycle Across Illinois, July 13 – 16

Officers from the Champaign and University of Illinois Police Department are gearing up this week to take part in the 13th Annual C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) “Cycle Across Illinois” event – a charity ride that recognizes fallen police officers and raises funds to assist families during their healing process.   Officers David McLearin, Stephen […]

Police Seek Assistance to Identify Sexual Assault Suspect

On Tuesday June 27, Champaign Police responded to Kaufman Lake, located at 2702 W. Springfield Ave, after receiving a report that an assault had just occurred. The on-scene investigation reveals that at approximately 5:25 PM that evening, a female victim had been near the Lake’s walking path when she was approached by an unknown suspect […]

2017 Concrete Street Improvements Project – Southmoor Drive

As part of the City’s 2017 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the pavement on Southmoor Drive from Rebecca Drive to Brett Drive is being reconstructed. The City’s contractor for the project, Otto Baum Company, will continue work beginning Wednesday, July 5, 2017, weather permitting. On Wednesday, July 5, the westbound lane of Southmoor Drive will be […]

CGTV Telecasts Public Meeting for the Proposed Stormwater Utility Fee Rate Increase

On Wednesday, June 28, Champaign Government Television (CGTV) joined the Public Works Department and the Finance Department to produce a live telecast of the public meeting for the proposed stormwater utility fee rate increase. This presentation provides information along with Q & A about the stormwater plan of finance that includes a proposed rate increase. […]

Champaign Police and Fire Encourage Fireworks Safety for Holiday Celebrations

As Independence Day approaches and the nation celebrates this July 4th, the City of Champaign reminds residents and visitors that fireworks can be dangerous and to celebrate safely by leaving the fireworks to the experts. If your family is planning to celebrate with fireworks in the City of Champaign, make sure they are legal and […]

MCORE Project Update in Response to State Budget Status

Due to the State of Illinois budget impasse, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is shutting down all “state-let” projects, including the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE). Without a resolution, IDOT loses its ability to pay contractors beginning July 1, 2017. MCORE is a “state-let” project because the federal TIGER grant funding is directed to […]

Champaign Police Address Public Safety Issues, Ask for Citizen Support

Following issues that have been raised of loitering and overcrowding in the City of Champaign’s downtown district, Police are working with a number of City and community officials to address public safety and are asking for citizen support to help tackle these concerns. Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb notes that many of the issues aren’t […]

Open Letter to State Legislators Regarding Municipal Revenues and the Budget from the Mayors of Champaign and Urbana

The open letter below was sent to State Legislators regarding municipal revenues and the budget from Champaign Mayor Feinen and Urbana Mayor Marlin. To view the letter in its original format, please click here. PUBLIC WORKS – MCORE (Transfer and Pass Through Funding) Without passage of a State budget by June 30, automatic transfers to transit […]

Death Investigation Reveals No Evidence of Violent Crime

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department after receiving a report that 15-year-old Luke Miller of Champaign was receiving treatment for a serious medical condition. As a result of his condition, Miller was transferred to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO., where he ultimately passed […]