Category: General Press Releases

Mayor Feinen Reelected to the Illinois Municipal League Board of Directors

The City of Champaign congratulates Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen for being reelected to the Illinois Municipal League (IML) Board of Directors. The IML recently held its 108th Annual Conference, and the election took place during the group’s Annual Business Meeting on September 25, 2021. Mayor Feinen was reelected to serve as one of the Board’s […]


City of Champaign Fall Yard Waste Collection 2021

The City of Champaign Fall Yard Waste Collection program will run from October 11 through December 10, 2021. Blue Zone pickups will begin October 11, 2021, and Orange Zone pickups will begin October 18, 2021. No pickup dates are scheduled during the week of Thanksgiving. Collection is available to all City of Champaign residential properties […]


METCAD 9-1-1 Holding Information Session to Discuss Career Opportunities for Emergency Dispatchers

METCAD 9-1-1 invites anyone looking for a rewarding job helping others to attend an upcoming Virtual Information Session to discuss career opportunities as a Telecommunicator, or Emergency Dispatcher. The Information Session will be held via Zoom at 6:00 pm on September 16, 2021. To pre-register for this event, or to learn more about the Telecommunicator […]


South Neil Street (US 45) Temporary Lane Closure (from Hessel Boulevard to Kirby Avenue)

CHAMPAIGN – In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance activities, Visu-Sewer Construction, Inc. will be closing short sections of the west side of southbound traffic on South Neil Street from Hessel Boulevard to Kirby Avenue. This single-lane closure will be in affect from Wednesday, August 25, to Friday, August 27, 2021. Traffic in this […]


Campus Move In-Move Out Cleanliness

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will increase enforcement in the campus area from August 9th through September 10th in an attempt to prevent large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters. Property owners will receive notices giving them short response times in which to remove accumulations of trash. If the trash remains after […]


Public Invited to Attend Events and Provide Input on Utilization of American Rescue Plan Grant Funding

The City of Champaign encourages residents to join us for a fun Community Engagement Activity on August 10, 2021, and to provide feedback and suggestions on how the City can best utilize the $25.2 million in Federal funding the City is receiving through the American Rescue Plan. The first Community Engagement Activity starts at 5:30 […]


City of Champaign Requires Masking Inside City Facilities Starting August 2

Starting Monday, August 2, 2021, the City of Champaign will require all visitors and employees to wear masks inside City facilities. This includes those attending public meetings, including City Council, Board, and Commission meetings. This change is in accordance with CDC and local public health recommendations for areas with substantial and high COVID-19 transmission rates, […]


City of Champaign Announces Dates for Lovin’ U Block Parties

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the Lovin’ U Campaign of block parties and community engagement events starting August 2 and lasting through September 1, 2021. The Lovin’ U Campaign is being put on by the City’s Neighborhood Services Department in partnership with the Champaign County Community Coalition and the Hip-Hop Xpress. Each […]


City of Champaign Seeks Community Input on Recruitment of New Chief of Police and Public Works Director

The City of Champaign welcomes public input regarding the development of the recruitment profiles for the City’s next Chief of Police and Public Works Director. Champaign seeks suggestions from community members regarding the important priorities, professional qualities, and leadership characteristics which the successful candidate for each position must have in order to best serve the […]


Downtown Temporary Road Closures for Tuesday 7/27/21

Downtown Temporary Road Closures (University Ave. between First and Walnut; Chestnut St. between Main and University) In order to prepare for the Honorary Christopher Oberheim street sign unveiling ceremony, road closures will occur in the Downtown Champaign area starting at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. • University Avenue will be closed First Street […]