Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-22

Today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-22 which waives the City’s fee for a sidewalk retail sales area permit.  The intent of the Emergency Order is to allow Champaign’s retail stores to more easily offer outdoor sales in accordance with Phase 4 guidelines of the State’s Restore Illinois plan.  The fee waiver is […]

City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-21

Promotes Public Health and Safety in Bars and Restaurants in Accordance with Restore Illinois Phase 4 Guidelines Today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-21 which allows for local enforcement of Phase 4 operating guidelines for bars and restaurants, including occupancy limits and social distancing requirements. The Emergency Order requires establishments licensed for the […]

Sixth Street and John Street Intersection Closure

In order to complete a sanitary sewer main install, Duce Construction and JH Findorff will close the intersection of Sixth Street and John Street. The closure will begin on Monday, July 6, and will reopen on Friday, July 24, 2020. The following closures and traffic adjustments will also occur in order to maintain local access: […]

ARREST MADE: Shooting Investigation – 2100 Block of West White Street

On June 25, 2020, at approximately 12:58 p.m., Champaign Police arrested Carlos Jones, 18, of Champaign, without incident at the intersection of White Street and Country Fair Drive for his alleged involvement in the shooting of two 16-year-old males on June 23. A firearm was recovered during his arrest. Jones was transported to the Champaign […]

City of Champaign Firefighter Tests Positive for COVID-19

The City of Champaign has confirmed a Champaign Firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently recovering at home in isolation. To protect the individual’s privacy, the employee’s identity will not be released, nor will the City comment on their medical condition. The City has consulted with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (C-UPHD) […]

Parking Payments to Resume July 1

Parking Payments to Resume July 1 As Champaign transitions to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, the City of Champaign will again require payments to park at City parking meters, parking lots, and the Hill Street Parking Deck beginning July 1. Parking at marked Curbside Pickup locations for local businesses will remain free for […]

Downtown Picnic Parks

The City of Champaign and the Champaign Park District have partnered to provide three Picnic Parks in Downtown where anyone can grab carryout from local restaurants and have their own picnic.  The idea was to help Downtown restaurants who were allowed to have outdoor dining last month, but obviously aren’t able to take as many […]

Champaign Public Works Director Announces Retirement

Champaign’s Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt has announced his pending retirement after more than 23 combined years of service to the City of Champaign. Schmidt’s last day of employment with the City will be July 10, 2020. Upon making his announcement Schmidt said, “I have served as the City’s Public Works Director for almost 16 […]

City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-20

Today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-20 which expressly allows the use of City streets and right-of-way for marches by community members exercising their First Amendment rights to free expression and assembly.  On May 20, 2020, Mayor Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-17, which suspended the issuance of special event permits through September 7, […]