City of Champaign News

Mayor Feinen Issues Emergency Order for Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

I, Deborah Frank Feinen, in my capacity as the Liquor Commissioner for the City of Champaign, Illinois, and pursuant to authority granted me in Section 5-91.9 of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 as amended, entitled “Emergency powers,” do hereby find that there may be a threat to the public health, safety and welfare from activities […]


MCORE Work to Start this Spring on Green and White Streets

MCORE Work to Start this Spring on Green and White Streets The transformative $44 Million Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project will start improving mobility in the core of our community when work begins this spring. Project partners (the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), in […]


Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer!

The City of Champaign continues to accept applications for entry-level and experienced police officers to join the ranks of the Champaign Police Department.   Named by MSN as one of the 30 best-paying cities for police officers in the country, the Champaign Police Department is a full-service destination agency dedicated to providing service through trust, integrity and respect.  […]


Wright Street Lane Closure

In order to place a crane and set equipment at 608 E University Avenue, Custom Service Crane will close the southbound lane of Wright Street between Park Street and University Avenue.   The closure will occur on Monday, February 6, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Southbound traffic will be closed for this block […]


February 7, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session

The City Council agendas for the February 7, 2017 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 Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. […]


Champaign Receives Tree City USA Designation for 32nd Year The City of Champaign has been designated as a Tree City USA for 2016. The City has received this designation, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters, annually since 1984. To be designated as […]


Illegal Dumping Cleared at 109 E. Bellefontaine

109 E. Bellefontaine continues to be an illegal dumping site in the Bristol Place Neighborhood.  Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete has issued several work orders to maintain the property free from junk and debris, each resulting in liens placed against the property for the cost of the abatement and administrative fees.  Peete also towed a […]


Keep Champaign Beautiful Program Earns National Recognition

The national Keep America Beautiful organization honored the local Keep Champaign Beautiful program with its prestigious President’s Circle Award at its national conference on January 26, 2017. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.  In qualifying for a President’s Circle Award, […]


City Staff attends RNNC Steering Committee Meeting, Sees Praise for 2016 Conference

Neighborhood Coordination Staff in the Neighborhood Services Department attended a meeting of the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) Executive Steering Committee held in Evansville on January 19 – 20. The meeting was hosted by the City of Evansville and provided an opportunity for representatives from RNNC member cities to provide technical assistance and input regarding […]