Category: General Press Releases

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 […]

METCAD 9-1-1 Celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week – April 11-17

METCAD 9-1-1 is celebrating April 11-17, 2021, as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International is celebrated annually and honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens. In […]

Town of the City of Champaign Township – Township Supervisor Party Ballot Lottery

A Consolidated Election Party Ballot Lottery is necessary to determine which party (Democrat or Republican) will be listed first on the ballot for the Township Supervisor position for the Consolidated Election to be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The party ballot lottery will be held virtually on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. […]