City of Champaign News

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 […]


News Release: City to Conduct Downtown Snow Cleanup

CITY TO CONDUCT DOWNTOWN SNOW CLEANUP   In an effort to remove snow-pack from the Downtown area, Public Works will be closing major streets in and out of the downtown area from on Saturday, January 11, 2014 and Sunday, January 12, 2014 between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. These streets include Neil St., Walnut […]


January 7, 2014 Regular Council & Post Council Study Session Agendas

The City Council agendas for the January 7, 2014 Regular Council Meeting  and Post Council Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and […]


December 17, 2013 Regular Council Meeting Agenda

The City Council Agenda for the December 17, 2013 Regular Council Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Download a copy of […]



Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a damaged fire hydrant and water main, Illinois American Water will close one northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Haines Blvd and Charles Street. The lane closure will begin on Thursday, January 9, 2014 and will reopen on Friday, January 10, 2014. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in […]


News Release: City Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. Due to the winter storm, snow has accumulated to 2 inches or more on sidewalks. In order to make the sidewalks […]


News Release: City Services to Resume Normal Operations

CITY SERVICES TO RESUME NORMAL OPERATIONS Champaign – The City of Champaign will resume normal operations Tuesday, January 7, 2014. The City Building will reopen at 8:00 a.m. City employees have been encouraged, as with all citizens to use caution when traveling, especially from rural areas. The City will have many employees working on the […]