Category: City Manager’s Office News

CGTV Online – Live Steaming and On-Demand

We’re Live!  As a reminder, Champaign Government Television (CGTV) is telecast live on local cable systems (Comcast, AT&T U-verse, i3 Broadband) and live streamed 24×7.  CGTV’s mobile-friendly website can be viewed on computers, tablets, and phones.  Check it out at We’re On-Demand Too!  City Council, Board, and Commission meetings, along with City-produced programming, are also available […]

Human Relations Commission Invites Speakers to January Meeting

The Human Relations Commission (HRC) invited the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) and the Champaign Police Department to provide program information at their January 7 meeting.  The RPC introduced the Young Adult Reentry Program.  This program focuses on creating new pathways to adulthood by providing young adults with the tools and skills to be self sufficient.  […]

$238.2 Million in Construction Permits Issued in 2018

Champaign continues to prove to be the perfect place to live, work, and play, as the Fire Department’s Building Safety Division reports they processed $238,246,913 in construction permits during 2018. This is the second-highest year since 2008, following only 2014 when approximately $243 million of construction permits were issued. Continued commercial and residential development in […]

City Employees Set New Records for Charitable Giving

In 2018, the City of Champaign once again participated in the Combined Charities Campaign that was organized by the United Way of Champaign County.  Each year, the City participates in this campaign by encouraging City employees to donate to a wide variety of local, state, and national charitable organizations.  The campaign wrapped up late last […]

City Holds First Certification Event for Minority & Female Owned Businesses

On December 28, 2018, the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights partnered with First Followers to host the City’s first Minority/Female Owned Business Certification event. Thirty individuals and organizations attended the event to be certified, and are now on a vendor list. The City will use this list to increase the number of opportunities […]

4th Annual Edward M. Hoffman Memorial Awards and Pinning Ceremony Now Airing on CGTV

The City’s Communications Division and Fire Department staff recently completed the video production of the Hoffman Awards ceremony held on October 10, 2018.  This event honors citizens and members of local ambulance services in addition to Champaign Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and METCAD 9-1-1 Telecommunicators who displayed exemplary service to those they have sworn to […]

Minority and Women Owned Business Certification Event – December 28th

The City is pleased to announce the launch of the City of Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP). This program encourages City departments, contractors and other vendors doing business with the City to increase the amount of goods and services provided by local businesses owned by minorities, women, and other socially and economically disadvantaged groups. To […]

Cities Issue Joint Proclamation Recognizing Fairness and Equality

Cities Issue Joint Proclamation Recognizing Fairness and Equality As part of the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) Fairness and Equality Campaign, the cities of Champaign and Urbana signed a joint proclamation to commemorate the campaign, along with the bicentennial celebration for the State of Illinois. Members of the Human Relations Commission presented the proclamation […]

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration to be held on January 18, 2019

The 2019 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Countywide Celebration will be held on Friday, January 18, at 4:00 p.m. This event is being held at the Vineyard Church, 1500 North Lincoln Avenue, in Urbana.  As always, the event is free and open to the public and will feature a presentation of awards and a keynote […]

City Participates in Expungement Summit

Ashley Stickels (Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights) and Demario Turner (Human Relations Commissioner) participated in the Expungement and Record Sealing Summit at Stone Creek Church on October 6, 2018. The event included a Resource and Job Fair for the public from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. The City provided information regarding the City […]