Category: City Council News

City of Champaign Announces Changes for April 7 City Council Meeting, Board and Commission Meetings

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.  The Mayor’s Emergency Order allows members of the City Council to conduct their April 7, 2020, Regular City Council Meeting through an electronic platform.  The […]


City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Spring Yard Waste Collection

On March 30, 2020, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-09 to postpone the start of the April and May spring yard waste collection until further notice. In response to the current public health emergency, the Public Works Department has reduced staff to responding to life safety emergencies only and thus cannot […]


City of Champaign Extends Expiration Dates for Certain City-Issued Licenses

Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-08, allowing for the extension of the expiration date for the City-issued licenses listed below as specified in Section 19-13 of the Champaign Municipal Code, as well as the required payment for such renewals as specified in Sections 19-13 and 5-33 (Alcoholic beverages).  Renewals and […]


City of Champaign Announces Additional Service Alterations

Today, the City of Champaign announced additional service changes to promote social distancing and to proactively support the prevention and management of COVID-19. Changes are temporary, and an announcement will be made once the City is able to return to normal business. The Neighborhood Programs Division (Neighborhood Services Department) is suspending all new applications for […]


Mayor Issues Order to Cancel March Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Meeting

Today, Mayor Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-03, cancelling the March 23, 2020, Board of Fire and Police Commissioners meeting. Until the next regularly scheduled meeting in April, any power of the of the Board under Section 2-503 of the Champaign Municipal Code may be taken by the City Manager. Cancellation is due to […]


City of Champaign City Council Meeting Cancellation

Due to Governor Pritzker’s March 16, 2020 Executive Order related to the Open Meetings Act, the Champaign City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, has been cancelled. The Executive Order, intended to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, suspends the physical presence requirements under the Open Meetings Act (OMA) and limits the […]


City of Champaign Institutes Temporary Ambulance Ordinance Amendments

City of Champaign Institutes Temporary Ambulance Ordinance Amendments Today, Mayor Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-01 for Ambulances. This order amends guidelines placed on ambulance services allowing for flexibility in the staffing of ambulances to respond to non-life-threatening, low priority ambulance only calls. Under current City Ordinance 5.5-50 every ambulance response requires at least […]


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 […]