Category: General Press Releases

July 25, 2017 Regular Study Session Agenda

The City Council agenda for the July 25, 2017 Regular Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download […]

National Night Out Celebration – August 1

The City of Champaign encourages the community to join us in celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  The public is invited to join in the fun at the community-wide National Night Out event at Beardsley Park (1006 N Walnut Street, Champaign) from 5-7 p.m.  The celebration will include free food, entertainment, inflatables, face painting, […]

City of Champaign Implements New Financial and Human Resource Management Software

Following a 15-month implementation project, the City of Champaign successfully launched a new financial and human resource management software solution on July 1, 2017.  The new Munis Financial Management Software replaces an aging software system that was first put into service 21 years ago.  The new software will streamline and maximize the efficiency of managing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]