Category: City Manager’s Office News

City of Champaign Announces Curbside Pickup Zones and Packaged Alcohol Delivery

Today, in response to the Governor’s executive order restricting on-premise consumption of food and beverage, Mayor Feinen executed two emergency orders. First, to allow for temporary curbside pickup zones in downtown Champaign to help continue food and beverage services. Next, to allow qualified bars and restaurants to deliver packaged alcohol. On Monday, March 16, Illinois […]


City of Champaign Addresses Concerns Regarding COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance

City of Champaign Addresses Concerns Regarding COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance -City urges accurate information sharing in the interest of public safety-   On March 13, 2020, in a Special Emergency Council Meeting, Champaign City Council approved an ordinance implementing an emergency declaration in preparation to address the possibility of the COVID-19 virus in our community. This […]


City of Champaign Temporarily Limits Public Access to City Facilities

City of Champaign Temporarily Limits Public Access to City Facilities We Are Still Open for Business and Happy to Assist You!   Effective immediately, the City of Champaign is temporarily limiting public access to the Champaign Police Department, Champaign Fire Stations, the City Building, and the Public Works Department. This decision is made in the […]


Champaign-Urbana Area Residents Encouraged to Complete 2020 Census

2020 Census Kickoff Event Scheduled for March 12 The Cities of Champaign and Urbana remind residents about the importance of completing the upcoming 2020 Census. Residents should be on the lookout for invitations from the U.S. Census Bureau which will start arriving in in the mail in the next few weeks. To celebrate the start […]


City Hosts Table at Business Expo

On February 27, the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO) hosted a table at the Second Annual Start and Grow Your Business Expo presented by Launch at the Library Business Services.  ECHO Intern Jorge Soto shared information about the City of Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP) and how to apply with more than […]


Recognizing Women’s History Month

Recognizing Women’s History Month The display case in the atrium of the City Building has been decorated in honor of National Women’s History Month. Feel free to stop in and see the display throughout the month of March, during regular business hours. The City Building is located at 102 N. Neil St., Champaign.


City Launches New Podcast Featuring Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen

The City of Champaign has started producing a new monthly podcast featuring Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen and her guests. Each month she will chat with local newsmakers about topics of interest to Champaign’s residents and visitors.  Listeners will learn about the activities and programs of the City of Champaign,community events, and other topics that impact […]


City Launches New Video Magazine Show – Champaign Spotlight

On February 28, 2020, the City’s new video magazine show – Champaign Spotlight – started airing on CGTV.  This show features a new host (Alison Davis Wood) and replaces the award-winning Champaign Connection which the City had produced since 2008. Each episode of the new show will put the spotlight on the people, programs, and […]


United Way of Champaign County Recognizes “Difference Maker”

Congratulations to the City’s own Tracy Parsons, who was recognized as a “Difference Maker” by the United Way of Champaign County during their annual meeting on February 4, 2020, at the I Hotel.  Tracy serves as one of the City’s Community Relations Managers and facilitates the work of the Champaign County Community Coalition – Walk […]


CDAP Presentation at SBDC @ EDC

CDAP Presentation at SBDC @ EDC On January 28, Rachel Joy, the City of Champaign’s Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer presented at the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC. Rachel provided an overview of the City of Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP), including how to become a CDAP vendor. A Q&A session with […]