Category: General Press Releases

Statement from Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen on Behalf of the City of Champaign

Gerald “Jerry” Schweighart was a servant leader to the highest degree. He spent more than fifty years serving the residents of Champaign with honor, first as a 32-year veteran of our Police Department, then as a City Council Member from District Five for six years before being elected Mayor for 12 years, from 1999 to […]

Champaign Public Library Board of Trustees Appoints Brittany Millington as Next Library Director

Champaign Public Library Board President Katie Blakeman announced this morning that Brittany Millington has been appointed to the position of Library Director effective June 1, 2022. Millington has served as the Library’s Deputy Director since 2017. “Brittany’s combination of forward-thinking innovation and a commitment to the Library’s core values make her the best possible candidate […]


Adopting a drain can help ensure only rain goes down the drain.  Stormwater drain grates often collect leaves and litter, which can clog the pipes that make up the storm sewer and run directly to our streams, lakes and rivers.  By adopting a drain, you can remove these materials before they enter our storm sewer […]

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 2910 Crossing Ct $1,777,000 04/28/22 New Office 604 E Daniel $348,341 05/02/22 Alteration Restaurant 2711 Clark Road $789,730 05/04/22 New Warehouse 2709 Clark […]

City of Champaign Announces Appointment of Chief of Police

Today City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced the appointment of Timothy T. Tyler to the position of Chief of Police effective June 6, 2022. Tyler’s long and distinguished career includes more than 29 years in law enforcement in Illinois and 32 years of service in the U.S. military. Tyler started his career in community policing […]

City of Champaign and University of Illinois Propose Enhanced Public Safety Partnership Agreement

Next week, the Champaign City Council will consider approving a new intergovernmental agreement with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign which would increase the number of uniformed police officers serving Champaign’s residents. The proposed agreement would add seven new officers at the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD), update patrol responsibilities in the Campustown area, and […]

Champaign City Attorney Announces Upcoming Retirement

Frederick C. Stavins, the City Attorney for the City of Champaign since 1981, has announced plans to retire from that position effective May 20, 2022. Serving for more than forty years, Stavins is the longest serving City Attorney and department head in the City’s history. Stavins says that he has treasured serving the City, saying, […]