Category: Finance Department News

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 […]


Champaign City Council to Consider Strategies to Reduce Budget Due to COVID-19

City Council to Evaluate Options this Fall in Response to Historic Revenue Decline On September 8, 2020, the City Administration will review an updated financial forecast and present several recommendations to the City Council on how to proceed with reducing expenditures due to revenue losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Champaign has seen […]


Finance Department Licensing Updates

Finance Department Licensing Updates The Champaign Finance Department continues to process many City licenses even while the City Building remains closed to the public. Finance staff is proactive in providing enhanced communication with licensees via email, US postal service, and telephone. The City’s Business Portal website is also a valuable resource for City license information […]


City of Champaign Announces Virtual Bidding Process

In order to ensure bid openings for competitive bids remain open to the public in accordance with State law and City Code while abiding by COVID-19 guidelines, City bid openings will now be conducted in an electronic meeting format, similar to how Champaign City Council meetings are currently held. Prior to the closure of the […]


City of Champaign Remains Proactive in Addressing Budget Challenges

Fiscal Responsibility Today to Protect Our City’s Future CHAMPAIGN – Today the City of Champaign released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2020/21.  The FY 2020/21 proposed budget is balanced and provides the financial resources to maintain essential City services.  The proposed FY2020/21 budget theme is “Fiscal Responsibility Today to Protect Our City’s Future.”  City […]


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 […]