City of Champaign News

Illinois Marathon Participants Can Support the Library

The Champaign Public Library Foundation is an official Charity Running Partner for the 2014 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 24 to 26.  Participants can run in support of the Library Foundation and enlist supporters through a personalized fundraising page.  Registering for the race through the library gives runners the benefit of the discounted early […]


Hen Ordinance Update

On December 3, 2013 City Council adopted an ordinance that allows residents to raise up to six hens under specific conditions. Since that time, Staff has been answering inquiries from residents, speaking with the media and entering information into the City’s licensing software. The ordinance requires a coop license to be issued prior to a […]


Champaign Police Department Releases the Results of the Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

The results are in from the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday crackdown on intoxicated drivers. During the holiday season, reducing the deadly dangers from intoxicated drivers was a top priority as the Champaign Police Department was out in force to arrest those who put themselves and others on the road at risk. From […]


News Release: City Addressing Potholes

CITY ADDRESSING POTHOLES Champaign – City crews have completed the majority of potholes on primary routes and serious potholes in other areas. Crews will now move into secondary streets and continue to respond to service requests as they come in. Citizens are encouraged to report problem areas to the Public Works Department.Public Works can be […]


Champaign Public Library Nanette Donohue to Serve on National Fiction Award Committee

Champaign Public Library’s Nanette Wargo Donohue has been chosen to help select the winning books for The Reading List awards, highlighting the best new fiction in eight categories. Donohue will serve two years on a 12-member national committee of readers’ advisory and collection development experts, under the auspices of the Reference and User Services Association, […]


City Council Finalizes Vision and Goals for 2013-2015

Council Members adopted a resolution outlining the most recently updated Vision and Goals at the regular Council meeting on January 7, 2014. The City Council sets the vision for the City and adopts goals to reflect that vision and guide decision-making at all levels of City government.  The goal setting process builds Council consensus on […]


Interstate 74 – Night Closures for Sign Truss Removal and Replacement

Revised Tentative Schedule The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that Interstate 74 will be closed at various locations between Interstate 57 and US 45 (Cunningham Avenue) for removal and replacement of sign trusses on Interstate 74. Due to inclement weather, the contractor’s schedule has been pushed back and will resume January 12th. The all […]



Sales Tax Rate Update

  The City increased its Home-Rule Sales Tax by 0.25% effective January 1, 2014 to increase Police and Fire services.   The overall sales tax rate for most purchases in the City of Champaign is as follows:   State: 5.00% City Share of State: 1.00% County Share of State: 0.25% County-Public Safety: 0.25% County-School Facility: […]


Fire in the Dorm: A True Story of Family, Friends & Faith

Fire in the Dorm: A True Story of Family, Friends & Faith The City’s Information Technologies Department recently completed the production of a fire safety video titled “Fire in the Dorm: A True Story of Family, Friends and Faith”.  This video features Fire Engineer Dave Tomlinson interviewing fire survivors Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons.  Shawn […]