Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Again Earns Perfect Score on Municipal Equality Index for Inclusive LGBTQ+ Laws, Policies and Services

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that it once again earned the highest possible score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2023 Municipal Equality Index. This is the twelfth consecutive year that the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has recognized the City for its inclusive LGBTQ+ laws, policies, and services as a part of their […]

Certified Welcoming Award

On November 7, 2023, the City of Champaign hosted a reception to celebrate that it had been recognized as a Certified Welcoming place by Welcoming America, becoming the only municipality in Illinois to achieve this distinction. The celebratory event was free, with cultural performances and refreshments available. Nearly 100 staff, community partners and members of the public were in attendance. Following the celebration, a […]

City of Champaign Breaks Ground on $35 Million Garden Hills Infrastructure Improvement Project

Transformative Project to Manage Stormwater and Provide New Neighborhood Park On October 10, 2023, the City of Champaign held a groundbreaking celebration to kick off construction of Phase Two of the Garden Hills Drainage Improvements Project. The ceremony was held at Hedge POP! Park and was preceded by remarks from elected officials, City officials, and […]

Champaign, Urbana, and Champaign County Announce 2023 Trick-or-Treating Hours

Halloween trick-or-treating hours in the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, and Champaign County will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours, which both Champaign and Urbana have historically agreed to. Those guidelines state that Halloween trick-or-treating will be held on October 31, regardless […]

City of Champaign Announces Fall Yard Waste Collection Dates

City of Champaign Announces Fall Yard Waste Collection Dates The City of Champaign’s Fall Yard Waste Collection program will run from October 9 through December 8, 2023.  Every Champaign residence will have four collection dates this fall, with Blue Zone pickups starting October 9 and Orange Zone pickups beginning October 16.  This free collection is […]

Champaign County Community Coalition August Meeting

On August 9,2023 ,the Champaign County Community Coalition held it’s monthly meeting at the Holiday Inn. The Coalition partnered with United Way for a Walk as One Even called  ‘Read. Talk. Play’. This event brings volunteers together to handout kindergarten readiness supplies to families in the Champaign County Community.  Donna Tanner-Harold gave some more insight […]

City of Champaign Announces Response for Pickup of Storm Damaged Trees and Brush

City of Champaign Announces Response for Pickup of Storm Damaged Trees and Brush The City of Champaign Public Works Department would like to update residents on the storm cleanup activities taking place throughout the city. Storms on Thursday, June 29, 2023, left behind many damaged trees, bushes, and other debris. City crews continue to prioritize work […]


STORM DAMAGE RESIDENTIAL TREE LIMB AND BRUSH COLLECTION There was widespread tree devastation in Champaign due to a major storm on Thursday, June 29, 2023. The City of Champaign will offer short-term, storm damaged tree limb and brush pickup from private properties to assist residents in recovery efforts. Pickup dates will be announced early next […]

i3 Broadband Fiberoptic Construction Project – Crescent/Mattis/John/Sangamon

The City of Champaign shares the following information on behalf of i3 Broadband: i3 Broadband will begin installation of fiberoptic utility in an area between Crescent and Mattis (from west to east) and between John and Sangamon (from north to south). The construction process will continue for 6-8 weeks from first seeing utility flags to […]