Category: General Press Releases

Champaign, Urbana Mayors Announce Hours for Halloween Trick-or Treat

Social Distancing, Proper Masks Encouraged to Promote COVID-19 Safety Following direction from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (C-UPHD), Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin, and Champaign County Executive Darlene Kloeppel have announced the Trick-or-Treat hours in the Cities of Champaign and Urbana. Trick-or-treating in […]


Champaign Fire Department Reminds the Community To “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

There’s nothing like spending time in the kitchen cooking a delicious meal for family and friends. However, did you know cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries? Before you serve up that meal, take time to serve up fire safety in the kitchen. The National Fire Protection Association’s 2020 Fire […]


Campustown Bar Entry Age Temporarily Increased to 21 and Over

Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-24. The amended Emergency Order temporarily sets the entry age at 21 and over for all establishments holding a Class A liquor license (bars) in the campus area. There is an exception for campus area bars that serve meals, which are allowed to serve […]


Temporary Streetlight Outage Along Vine Street (between Prospect Avenue and Neil Street)

Due to a circuit controller malfunction, the streetlights on Vine Street between Prospect Avenue and Neil Street are not currently functioning. This is also affecting streetlights on side streets along Vine Street, including portions of New Street, Lynn Street, Elm Street, and Maple Street. The controller is being repaired and the streetlights will be restored […]


Champaign City Council to Consider Proposed Settlement of Lawsuit

CHAMPAIGN – At their meeting on September 15, 2020, the Champaign City Council will consider approving a settlement of a lawsuit concerning an incident which occurred on December 28, 2018. The incident occurred during an investigation by Champaign Police of shots fired and the subsequent arrest of a person involved in the investigation. On March […]


Champaign Fire Department Encourages Our Community to Observe a Moment of Silence in Honor of Those Lost on 9/11

The Champaign Fire Department asks the public to observe a moment of silence and reflection at 8:46 a.m on Friday, September 11. This marks the time Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center on a day that claimed the lives of thousands of Americans. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year […]


City of Champaign Issues Amendment to Emergency Order 20-25

Indoor Food and Beverage Service Restrictions Extended to September 16 in Campus Area Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-25 Amendment 1, which extends indoor dining and bar restrictions at campus area businesses until 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2020. This time frame mirrors Chancellor Robert Jones’ request this week that in-person activities […]


Adopt a Drain Friday

Today’s featured drain, Goldie, is located in Timberline Valley Subdivision at 1704 Bonnie Blair Drive and is approximately 25 years old.  Goldie is very competitive and would love for someone to adopt her, so she can be the cleanest drain on the block.  To learn more about the Adopt A Drain program and adopt Goldie […]


City of Champaign Issues a Plea to the Community to Stop Gun Violence

The City of Champaign makes a plea to the community to end the senseless gun violence that has taken the lives of two people and injured eight others over the past two weeks. These shootings also resulted in property damage to homes, an MTD bus, and other vehicles, jeopardizing the lives of residents and innocent […]


City of Champaign Announces Campus Café and Curbside Pickup Zones

In an effort to help Campustown businesses while indoor dining is temporarily closed, the City of Champaign has created Curbside Pickup Zones and Outdoor Dining Café Areas for Campus area businesses on the 500 and 600 blocks of Green Street. CURBSIDE PICKUP Similar to Downtown Curbside Pickup Zones, patrons on the north side of the […]