Category: Finance Department News

City Staff Attends Tyler Connect Conference

Three City employees – Seth Brewer (Finance), Cynthia Chandler (Information Technologies) and Daphne Greaves(Information Technologies) – attended the annual Tyler Connect Conference which was held in Dallas, Texas from April 7-10. Tyler, the software company behind the City’s financial and human resources software, uses Tyler Connect to provide opportunities for training and networking between Tyler […]


City Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 29th year.  This award demonstrates that the City’s adopted budget document is of the very highest quality, reflecting the guidelines and best practices established by GFOA and the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting.  The […]


City Departments Attend Joint Staff Workshop

On January 10 and 11, the Finance and Neighborhood Services departments attended a joint workshop for Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a personal leadership development and training program.  The two-day session was led by presenter Haydn Shaw, whose 27 years of experience as a workshop leader contributed to an insightful and interactive training […]


Online Payment Option for Self-Reported Taxes

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce a new online payment option for businesses paying self-reported taxes, including food and beverage, hotel/motel, and local motor fuel taxes. Citizen Self Service (CSS) is an online payment portal that allows businesses to quickly and conveniently pay these taxes online at champaignil.gov/payments. CSS automatically calculates new filings, […]


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 […]