Category: General Press Releases

Residents Encouraged to Sign up for City News, Newsletter, and Email Notifications

To keep community members better informed of City news, events, and services, the City of Champaign encourages residents to subscribe to the City’s free email notification service.  In addition to City news releases, residents can also receive information about specific City departments, the City Council, The Champaign Insider newsletter, yard waste collection, road construction and […]


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 […]


Leasing Begins at Bristol Place Residences

Bristol Place Residences is announcing the start of residential leasing of its 90- unit single family rental home development. KMG Prestige and Lamoine Property Management are now setting appointments to begin the application process.  Interested applicants need to request to be on the wait list by completing the online family wait list form at lamoineproperties.com […]


Popular Downtown Festival District to Continue on Friday Nights Thru August 23

Due to the popularity and success of Champaign’s Downtown Festival District held earlier this year, Mayor and Liquor Commissioner Deborah Frank Feinen has extended the designation to occur on Friday nights throughout the summer.  The parts of Downtown Champaign included in the Downtown Festival District remains unchanged and the designation will be in place from 5:00-9:00 […]


City Hosts Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair

City Hosts Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair The Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO) & the University YMCA New American Welcome Center co-hosted the National Flag Day & Citizenship Fair on June 14. Mayor Feinen provided a welcome speech to kick off the celebration. This event was free, family-friendly, and open to […]


Downtown Festival District Designated in Champaign on June 21

Mayor and Liquor Commissioner Deborah Frank Feinen has once again designated parts of Downtown Champaign as a Downtown Festival District from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019.  Customers of participating restaurants and bars will be able to purchase and take open containers of alcohol from the licensed premises for consumption on public property located […]


Champaign Community Coalition’s Growth Leads to the Selection of a New, Larger Meeting Space

Growing interest and participation in the meetings of the Champaign Community Coalition has led to the need to relocate to a new, larger meeting location. Starting with the meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the Community Coalition will hold its monthly meetings at the Holiday Inn, located at 101 Trade Center Drive in Champaign. This […]


Garden Hills Residents Can Gain Valuable Energy Saving Tips During Upcoming SLEEP Workshops

Garden Hills residents can receive insights about ways to reduce their energy consumption and save money on their utility bills during four upcoming workshops. Presented by the City of Champaign and the RPC, in conjunction with Ameren Illinois, the workshops are being held as part of the recently launched Safety, Lighting, Energy Efficiency Program (SLEEP), […]


City’s Response for Storm Damage – Trees and Brush Collection Announced

The City of Champaign Public Works Department would like to update its residents on the storm cleanup activities taking place in south-central Champaign and other areas of the City. Storms on Sunday, May 26, 2019, left behind many damaged trees, bushes, and other natural debris. Much of this damage was in the area bounded by […]


Champaign City Council to Consider Funding Options to Address Priority Community Needs

On May 28, 2019, the Champaign City Council will consider options that could provide the financial resources necessary to address recurring City needs in the areas of public safety, community wellness, and capital improvements. At the May 7, 2019, Study Session, the City Council reviewed the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Proposed Budget, which is balanced, meets […]