Category: General Press Releases

Downtown Champaign Parking Lots to Close at 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday Nights

Community Reminded of Rules Regarding Use of City Parking Lots and Open Containers As the State of Illinois moves into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan, the City of Champaign anticipates welcoming more people to Downtown Champaign. The City wants all Downtown visitors to have an enjoyable experience, but to do so in a […]

Champaign City Council, City Boards and Commissions, and City of Champaign Township to Resume Meeting in Person

Starting June 1, 2021, the Champaign City Council, the City of Champaign Township, and the City’s boards and commissions will resume meeting in Council Chambers at the City Building (102 N. Neil St.). These City meetings remain open to the public and those wishing to participate or provide public comment are invited to attend in […]

City of Champaign Issues Statement Regarding Preliminary Findings of Investigation Into Officer Involved Shooting

The tragedy that unfolded during the early morning of May 19th that claimed the life of Police Officer Chris Oberheim has shaken our City organization and community and caused many to reflect on the dangers that all law enforcement officers face daily. The State’s Attorney’s preliminary findings regarding the investigation affirms that Officers Oberheim and […]

Route Announced for Officer Oberheim’s Processional

At approximately 1 p.m. today, the procession for Officer Chris Oberheim, #703, will begin. He will depart the Coroner’s Office, 202 Art Bartell Rd, Urbana, and law enforcement will escort him as he departs our community to Decatur. Additional first responder personnel will position themselves along the route, and the Police Department encourages anyone wishing […]

City of Champaign Repeals Two Emergency Orders as State Moves Into the Bridge Phase

Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen amended two Emergency Orders which allow for the safe return to pre-pandemic activities as the State of Illinois moves into the Bridge to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Effective at 5:00 p.m. today, Emergency Order 20-17 Amendment 3 allows the City to resume the issuance of special event […]

City Issues Emergency Order Amendments in Anticipation of the State Moving Into the Bridge Phase

CHAMPAIGN – In anticipation of the State of Illinois moving into the Bridge to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan on May 14, 2021, today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued amendments to two Emergency Orders to reflect a relaxation of certain COVID-related mitigations while continuing to promote a safe return to more normal community […]

City of Champaign Launches Second Round of Economic Support Grant Program to Assist Local Businesses

Program Designed to Reimburse Businesses for Expenses Associated with COVID-19 The City of Champaign is again accepting Economic Support Grant Program applications from qualifying Champaign businesses to provide financial assistance and mitigate the negative business impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds can be used to reimburse businesses that purchased equipment or supplies to […]

Champaign’s Human Relations Commission to Hold Public Hearing in Discrimination Case

On May 3, 2021, the City of Champaign’s Human Relations Commission will conduct the first day of a public hearing in a human rights case alleging that the former Rogue Barbershop discriminated against a resident on the basis of sex. The public hearing will be conducted during the regular Human Relations Commission meeting, which will […]

Mayor Feinen Issues Statement Regarding Verdict in Chauvin Murder Trial

Today justice was served as a Minneapolis jury held former police officer Derek Chauvin accountable for the murder of George Floyd. This is an important first step in the healing process for our country, but we must realize that actions to eliminate systemic racism and rebuild trust in community-police relationships must continue locally and at […]