City of Champaign News

Information on Avian Influenza Shared with Coop Licensees

The University of Illinois Extension has shared information with local Coop License holders on preventing Avian Influenza, or “bird flu.” The virus has not been found in Illinois, but it has been identified in adjacent states and other parts of the Midwest. At this time, it is unknown how the virus is spread and humans […]



Police Seek the Public’s Help in Locating Suspect

  Contact:  Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us Police Seek the Public’s Help in Locating Suspect The Champaign Police Department is currently searching for, and seeking the public’s help to locate 18-year-old Marquis A. Jones of Urbana, who is wanted for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon. On Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at approximately 1:35PM, Police Investigators […]


2015 Wellness Spring Fling

On Monday, May 18, 2015, the City of Champaign will team up with the CommUnity Matters partners to put on an annual community resource fair. This year’s event will be held at Garden Hills Elementary School Gymnasium from 5-7 pm and will combine a wellness resource fair and family festival which is open to the […]


Deadline Extended: 2015 Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards – Call for Nominations

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 3, 2015, at the I Hotel and Conference Center at 1900 S. First Street in Champaign at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: to honor individuals […]




Visit Champaign County Toast to Tourism

On Wednesday, May 6, Visit Champaign County hosted their annual Toast to Tourism event at Parkland College Theater. The event recognizes the impact of tourism in Champaign County. Travel and tourism in Champaign County is reported to create over 2,500 jobs, generate over $63M in payroll and result in $306M in direct spending. This represents an […]


Champaign Connection – Episode #45

Don’t miss the latest episode of the award-winning show Champaign Connection, running now thru the end of June. On this latest episode: The City of Champaign has a new way to pay for parking  – the MobileMeter smartphone app. Administrative Services Manager, Kris Koester explains how easy it is to use the new MobileMeter app […]


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 […]