Category: City Manager’s Office News

New Episode of Champaign Connection 

Episode 55 of the City’s award-winning show Champaign Connection debuted last week and runs through the end of March.  In this episode: Learn how the Neighborhood Services Department promotes greater community awareness through the Neighbors of Champaign website – neighborsofchampaign.com. This one-stop center helps connect and support civic engagement in neighborhoods across the City. Learn how […]

New Liquor Commissioner Webpages Launched

The refresh of the City’s website continues and the redesigned Liquor Commissioner’s Office pages were published to the website on January 22, 2017.  The new layout breaks liquor-related information into user-friendly sections, and features fillable-PDF applications and forms. The site also includes links to the Liquor Code, Liquor Commissioner’s Rules, and State Liquor Control Commission.

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 […]

CGTV Staff Televises Police Department Press Conference

The Communications Division recorded the January 12, 2017, Police Department press conference regarding the 2014 homicide investigation of Rakim Vineyard. The video played on CGTV immediately after the press conference and was also posted on the City’s website.  Going forward, the Communications Division intends to regularly televise City press conferences in order to provide the […]

Champaign Finance Director Announces Retirement

Richard Schnuer, Finance Director for the City of Champaign, has announced his plans to retire effective March 3, 2017. Upon making his announcement, Schnuer said, “I am honored to have had such a long and meaningful career of public service to the residents of the City of Champaign.  I am proud to have helped implement […]

City Redesigning Website to Improve User Experience – URL Changed to champaignil.gov

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce a redesign of the City’s main website is underway which will enhance the public’s access to information and online services, while also improving the functionality of the site on mobile phones and tablets.  The redesign features a clean, modern design, improved navigation, increased content, and implementation of […]

Community Relations Staff, Human Relations Commissioners Attend Expungement Fair

On Saturday, October 22, staff from the Community Relations Office and Human Relations Commissioners were on site at the Resource Fair of the first annual Expungement and Record Sealing Summit. The event was hosted by the Champaign County Circuit Clerk’s office and was the first of its kind in Illinois, outside of Cook County.  It […]

City Staff Offers Resources at disABILITY Resource Expo

On Saturday, October 15, the City of Champaign Community Relations Office and the Human Relations Commission partnered with the City of Urbana Human Relations Office and Urbana Human Relations Commission to host a resource table at the 10th Annual disABILITY Resource Expo, held at the Fluid Event Center in Champaign. The disABILITY Resource Expo is […]

Community Relations Staff Holds Presentations

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer, gave Human Rights Ordinance training to the Christian Women With Convictions (CWWC) reentry program at New Hope Church on Monday, October 17. The training was held in partnership with the Urbana Human Relations Officer. Presentation details focused on each city’s human rights ordinance and complaint process. Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer gave a CU […]

City of Champaign Ranked on Inclusive Policies

The Human Rights Campaign issues an annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score for hundreds of cities across the country, which measures how inclusive municipal policies, laws, and services are for LGBTQ individuals working and living there.  Champaign was one of 506 cities scored during the 2016 MEI and one of nine Illinois cities.  Champaign ranked in the top […]