Category: City Council News

City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-18 to Facilitate Outdoor Dining in Support of Local Bars and Restaurants

Today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-18, which implements a three-pronged plan to support local bars and restaurants planning to provide outdoor dining options to customers as Champaign moves into phase three of the state’s Restore Illinois reopening plan later this week. First, the Emergency Order allows for the temporary expansion of the […]


Champaign Developing Outdoor Dining Options in Support of Local Restaurants

On May 20, 2020, Governor Pritzker announced that bars and restaurants will be able to open for outdoor seating during phase three of the state’s reopening plan, which is expected to start in Champaign on May 29. In response, the City of Champaign is actively developing a three-pronged plan to support the many local establishments […]


Cities of Champaign and Urbana Extend Suspension of Special Event Permits

Today Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen and Urbana Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin each signed Emergency Orders which continue to suspend the issuance of special event permits in each city through September 7, 2020. Special event permits are generally required for parades, residential block events, and other types of activities that involve large gatherings of people […]


May 19, 2020 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the May 19, 2020 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session is now available online and available through the link below. In accordance with Champaign’s Emergency Order 20-10 and Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the City Council will conduct their May […]


City of Champaign Announces Changes for May 19, 2020 City Council Meeting

CHAMPAIGN – On April 2, 2020, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-10 in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order which suspended certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.  The Mayor’s Emergency Order allows the City Council to conduct meetings electronically.  City Council members will not be physically present for the […]


May 12, 2020 Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the May 12, 2020 Regular Study Session is now available online and available through the link below. In accordance with Champaign’s Emergency Order 20-10 and Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the City Council will conduct their April 14, 2020, Regular Study Session […]


City of Champaign Announces Changes for May 12, 2020 City Council Study Session Meeting

On April 2, 2020, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-10 in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.  On April 7, 2020, Council approved CB-2020-033, An Ordinance Approving Emergency Orders and Extending Council Bill 2020-022 Relating to the COVID-19 Emergency (COVID-19 Emergency).  On […]


City of Champaign Announces Changes for May 5, 2020 City of Champaign Township and City Council Meeting

On April 2, 2020, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-10 in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.  On April 7, 2020, Council approved CB-2020-033, An Ordinance Approving Emergency Orders and Extending Council Bill 2020-022 Relating to the COVID-19 Emergency (COVID-19 Emergency).  The […]


May 5, 2020 Regular Council Meeting

The City Council agenda for the May 5, 2020 Regular Council Meeting is now available online and available through the link below. In accordance with Champaign’s Emergency Order 20-10 and Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the City Council will conduct their May 5, 2020, Regular Council Meeting […]