Category: Finance Department News

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 […]


New Online Tool Provides Convenient, Online Access to Champaign’s Financial Data

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the launch of the Financial Transparency Portal, a new online resource which provides expanded and convenient access to the City’s financial information.  This new tool is now available for the public to explore via the City’s website at champaignil.gov/FinancialTransparency. The Financial Transparency Portal provides residents with easy, […]


Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase for the City of Champaign, Illinois

I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for the City of Champaign for 2018 will be held on November 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the City of Champaign Council Chambers, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony […]


City of Champaign Election Petitions Now Available

Champaign’s municipal elections will be held in early 2019, and residents interested in running for Mayor or an At-Large City Council seat may now pick up or download election petitions.  Petitions for the Office of Mayor and At-Large City Council Members, and other campaign materials are available for residents to pick up from the City […]


City of Champaign Recognized for Financial Reporting

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that it has once again been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition […]


Public Input Welcomed Concerning Proposed Changes to Vehicles for Hire Regulations

To improve service to customers and enhance operations for business owners, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana are considering several changes to both Cities’ Vehicles for Hire (taxi/limo) Ordinance regulations.  Some of the proposed changes include: improving customer safety, eliminating zone rates, changing vehicle posting requirements, and modifying inspection requirements.  A document outlining the proposed […]


Finance Department Gathers Public Input About Food Trucks

The City of Champaign has licensed Mobile Food Trucks as a separate transient merchant license category since June 2012.  Food trucks are licensed to operate within designated locations in Downtown and Campustown.  Since their operation began, various concerns have been raised regarding food trucks, including operating locations, noise from generators and speakers, debris from patrons, […]


City of Champaign’s Excellent AAA Debt Rating is Affirmed

The City of Champaign has once again received the highest rating possible from two financial industry leaders.  In its most recent report, Fitch Ratings affirmed the City’s AAA bond rating, with a stable outlook.  The City’s debt also carries a triple-A rating with a stable outlook from Moody’s Investors Services.  This is the fifth consecutive […]


Input Sought Regarding Mobile Food Trucks

To gather public input regarding the operation and regulation of mobile food trucks, the City of Champaign will hold a public input session at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018.  This information meeting will be held in the City Buildings Council Chambers, located at 102 North Neil Street, Champaign. The information session will provide […]