Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

The City of Champaign has confirmed a Champaign Police Officer has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently recovering at home in isolation and does not require hospitalization. The employee’s identity and specific work responsibilities will not be released, nor will the City comment on their medical condition to protect the individual’s privacy. 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 […]


2020 Spring Yard Waste Collection Postponed

The start of the April and May spring yard waste collection will be postponed until rescheduled by the Public Works Director.  Please do not place any yard waste materials by your curb for collection as crews will not be collecting materials as previously scheduled.  (Emergency Order 20-09 provides details on this postponement.) You are encouraged […]


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 […]


Residential Fire – 4412 Curtis Meadow Dr.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a home at 4412 Curtis Meadow Dr., Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 9:26 p.m.  Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in the single-family home. Firefighters responded to a neighbor’s report of a fire in the two-story home.  Once on the scene, fire crews reported smoke and […]


Information About City Ordinance Violations in Response to COVID-19

Information About City Ordinance Violations in Response to COVID-19 A recent Administrative Order issued by Circuit Judge Thomas J. Difanis and Covid-19 Precautionary Measures memo from Associate Judge Anna M. Benjamin have postponed most proceedings at the Champaign County Courthouse as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, including City of Champaign Ordinance Violation (OV) court. […]


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 Announces Additional Suspensions to Services

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 Code Compliance Division (Neighborhood Services) is suspending all inspections except for cases […]


City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Issuing Certain Licenses and Extends Payment Due Dates in Response to COVID-19

City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Issuing Certain Licenses and Extends Payment Due Dates in Response to COVID-19 Because of the emergency safety measures being implemented by the City of Champaign to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and reduce public exposure, and in recognition that many of our local businesses may be facing financial […]


City of Champaign Addresses Concerns Regarding COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance

City of Champaign Addresses Concerns Regarding COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance -City urges accurate information sharing in the interest of public safety-   On March 13, 2020, in a Special Emergency Council Meeting, Champaign City Council approved an ordinance implementing an emergency declaration in preparation to address the possibility of the COVID-19 virus in our community. This […]