Category: General Press Releases

Award Recipients Announced for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The MLK Countywide Committee and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Advocacy for Justice Committee are pleased to announce the names of those being honored at the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration being held on January 17, 2021. Three community members will be honored with a prestigious award in recognition of […]


Study Circle Wrap Up

The Champaign Police Department (CPD) Study Circles, a follow up to the Police and Community Listening Sessions recently wrapped up. Staff from the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights (ECHO) collaborated with CPD to register community members and produce the virtual sessions held on November 12 & 20, and December 7. Several staff and […]


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

Program Designed to Reimburse Businesses for Expenses Associated with COVID-19 The City of Champaign is now accepting Economic Support Grant Program applications from qualifying Champaign businesses in order to provide financial assistance to businesses negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds can be used to reimburse businesses that purchased equipment or supplies to […]


City of Champaign Recognized for Inclusive Policies for the LGBTQ Community

Champaign Ranked Second Highest in State of Illinois The City of Champaign is honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign in the 2020 Municipal Equality Index (MEI). Conducted annually, the MEI is used to measure how inclusive a city’s laws, policies, and services are for the LGBTQ community. This year the City of […]


Free Parking Offered in Downtown Champaign this December

Up to Two Hours in the Hill Street Parking Deck To encourage residents and visitors to frequent Downtown Champaign businesses this holiday season, the City of Champaign is offering up to two hours of free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck from December 1 through December 31, 2020. Hourly visitors parking longer than two […]


LAST CALL FOR MLK NOMINATIONS

Now’s the time to recognize an individual or organization having a positive impact in Champaign County! Nominations are being accepted for three prestigious community awards that will be presented at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on January 17. Learn more and submit a nomination at mlkcelebration.org. Submission deadline is November 30. The Champaign […]


City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-28

Financial Relief Offered to Champaign Residents with Past Due Sewer Bills Due to COVID-19 Today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-28 which authorizes the City of Champaign to participate in a COVID Assistance Plan being coordinated by the Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District (UCSD). The City’s participation in the Plan would offer financial […]


Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration – Call For Nominations

Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration – Call For Nominations Recognize an individual or organization having a positive impact in Champaign County! Nominations are being accepted for three prestigious community awards that will be presented at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on January 17, 2021. Learn more and submit a nomination […]


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 614 E Daniel $2,098,978 11-18-20 Alteration 4th Floor Office Space 614 E Daniel $2,029,620 11-18-20 Alteration 5th Floor Office Space       […]