Category: Finance Department News

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY 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 2022 will be held on December 6, 2022, 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 […]


2022 Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce Annual Convention

At the recent Black Chamber of Commerce Annual Convention, City staff shared with minority and women owned businesses about the benefits of registering for the City’s Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP). Business owners met with staff to give details about their businesses and services offered. Details were provided about the benefits of signing up to receive […]


Champaign Receives Another Clean Audit Opinion

At the January 25, 2022, City Council meeting, Finance Department staff presented the Annual Audit. The City’s independent auditor expressed the opinion that the City’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for fiscal year 2020/21 fairly presents the financial position of the City in all material respects and in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in […]


Notice of Proposed Property Tax Levy 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 2021 will be held on November 16, 2021 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 […]


ARP Community Engagement Events Were a Hit!

On August 10, 2021, the City hosted two Community Engagement Activities where the community provided input on how to best utilize the $25.2 million in Federal funding the City is receiving through the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Finance Director Kay Nees started off the events by proving a brief presentation about the funding objectives and […]


Public Invited to Attend Events and Provide Input on Utilization of American Rescue Plan Grant Funding

The City of Champaign encourages residents to join us for a fun Community Engagement Activity on August 10, 2021, and to provide feedback and suggestions on how the City can best utilize the $25.2 million in Federal funding the City is receiving through the American Rescue Plan. The first Community Engagement Activity starts at 5:30 […]


City of Champaign Seeks Public Feedback on Use of American Rescue Plan Funds

The City of Champaign invites all its residents to provide ideas and suggestions on the most impactful way to spend approximately $25.2 million in Local Fiscal Recovery Funds the City expects to receive through the American Rescue Plan. The City has developed a webpage with information about the Recovery Funds and is announcing the launch […]


City Receives Clean Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2019/20

Each year the City hires an independent auditor to evaluate the accuracy of the City’s financial reports, test internal controls, and perform related auditing functions. Once again this year the City received a “clean” audit report which found no material weaknesses in internal control and no instances of noncompliance with federal grant requirements material to […]


City of Champaign Receives Budget Award

The City of Champaign is proud to announce it has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the City’s Fiscal Year 2020/21 Annual Budget. This is the 31st consecutive year the City has been awarded this honor. The award demonstrates that […]


Notice of Proposed Property Tax Levy 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 2020 will be held on December 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Attendance by all City Council Members, City Manager, and City Clerk will be electronic via an online meeting platform, pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/7(e) which suspends […]