Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign’s 2015/16 Budget Invests in City’s Future

Administration Proposes Balanced Budget, Continuing Delivery of High Quality, Essential Services The City Administration is pleased to present a balanced budget that builds upon the City of Champaign’s long history of fiscal discipline. The budget allows for the continued delivery of essential City services, embraces growth, and preserves our vibrant community. The City’s AAA bond rating evidences Champaign’s […]

MCORE Project Partner Agencies to Host Open House

The partner agencies in the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project ( will hold an open house on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Illini Union Ballroom C (1401 W Green St., Urbana). The open house will be held between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The purpose of […]

City of Champaign Bond Refinancing

The City of Champaign saved a total of $526,066.67 over the next thirteen years by refinancing a portion of the bonds issued in 2008 to finance the construction of the downtown parking deck. This is the fourth time that the City has refinanced debt in the past five years. The City’s high credit rating helped it achieve a […]

Champaign Recognized as a Most Progressive City

On April 15th, Ameren Illinois presented the City of Champaign with a Most Progressive City award. Champaign is one of only six communities in Illinois to earn this distinction this year. The award was presented by Ameren officials to the City in a ceremony this week. Champaign was selected in part based on the significant […]

Local Leaders to Announce $15.7M Grant at Press Conference

Local Leaders to Announce $15.7M Grant at Press Conference Champaign – Local leaders will hold a press conference on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Alma Mater Plaza on the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Campus (intersection of Green Street and Wright Street). The purpose of the press conference is to announce […]

New MobileMeter App Simplifies Paying For Parking In Champaign

New MobileMeter App Simplifies Paying For Parking In Champaign Drivers in Champaign no longer need to worry about finding loose change or running back to feed an expired parking meter. They’ll be able to conveniently pay for parking using their smartphone. Beginning mid-April, the City of Champaign will implement MobileMeter, a new service that allows […]

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

This weekend is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. On Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m., we change our clocks ahead. The City of Champaign Fire Department encourages everyone to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.” Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in […]

Compliance and Bar Checks Conducted During January/February 2015

The Champaign Police Department, assisted by both the Urbana Police Department and the Parkland College Police Department, conducted a total of 35 compliance checks at liquor establishments located throughout Champaign during the months of January and February 2015. Compliance checks are important in ensuring that those establishments holding a liquor license are not serving alcohol […]

Edward M. Hoffman Memorial

The Champaign Fire Department will be holding a memorial ceremony on Thursday March 5, 2015 to honor the memory of Firefighter Edward M. Hoffman. The ceremony will be held at Champaign Station 1, 307 S. Randolph, at 7:30 a.m. On the morning of March 4, 1960, Champaign firefighters responded to 722 S. New Street for […]

Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

Champaign – In order to install domestic water and fire services at 1201 Providence Circle (NW corner of Bradley and McKinley), DUCE Construction will be closing one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between McKinley Avenue and James Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, March 9, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, March 13, […]