Category: General Press Releases

Notice of Public Hearing – Fiscal Year 2023/2024 Annual Budget

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all interested citizens that the City of Champaign will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Champaign City Building, 102 North Neil Street, Champaign, Illinois, for the purpose of reviewing the City’s proposed Fiscal Year 2023/2024 Annual Budget, including […]

Reduced Speed Limit on University Avenue (between First Street and Wright Street)

The Public Works Engineering Transportation Section will change the speed limit on University Avenue between First Street and Wright Street from 35 mph to 30 mph.  This adjustment aligns with the change made by the City of Urbana wherein the speed limit on University Avenue east of Wright Street was lowered to 30 mph.  University […]

2023 Spring Yard Waste Collection

The City of Champaign’s 2023 Spring Yard Waste Collection has been scheduled. The Orange Zone and Blue Zone will each have one collection in April and one collection in May. • All residences in the Orange Zone should put materials out by 6 a.m. on Monday, April 10, and Monday, May 8, 2023. • All […]

City Council to Consider Use of Grant Funds for Violence Prevention and Reduction

On February 21, 2023, the Champaign City Council will consider an agreement to accept a $334,440 grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) through the federal Violence Prevention and Reduction Program. The grant funding was appropriated for the City of Champaign by State Representative Carol Ammons. If the agreement is approved, the grant […]

City of Champaign Reaches Interim Agreement with Champaign Park Apartments

The City of Champaign and Champaign Park Apartments have reached an agreement which continues the City’s court case against the property owners to March 21, 2023. The terms of the stipulated court order entered on February 9 requires Champaign Park Apartments to continue to reimburse the City for expenses incurred to provide temporary housing to […]

Temporary Emergency Housing Provided to Displaced Tenants of Champaign Park Apartments

On January 17, the Champaign City Council will consider approving the expenditure of up to $350,000 to provide temporary emergency housing in the near term for tenants displaced from Champaign Park Apartments. The City has been actively assisting tenants at the apartment complex since late last year when several buildings were condemned for life-safety reasons. […]

Award Recipients Announced for 2023 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The MLK Countywide Committee and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Advocacy for Justice Committee are pleased to announce the names of those being honored at the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on January 15, 2023. Three community members will be honored with a prestigious award in recognition of their work […]

City Facilities Closed to Public December 22 Due to Severe Winter Weather

In order to maintain employee safety and allow the City to focus on the delivery of emergency services during the forecasted winter storm, City of Champaign administrative offices will be closed to the public on Thursday, December 22, 2022. All public safety and snow removal operations will be in full operation. City staff will be […]

Mayor Feinen Issues Statement Regarding Passing of State Senator Scott Bennett

Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen released the following statement today regarding the passing of State Senator Scott Bennett: “I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of State Senator Scott Bennett, a man who truly made a difference in the lives of so many people across Central Illinois. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife […]