Category: General Press Releases

2020 Census Information

2020 Census Information In preparation for the upcoming 2020 Census, The Census Bureau will be conduction address canvassing in neighborhoods throughout Champaign County between August 4, 2019 and October 18, 2019. Census workers will be checking to ensure that all addresses are accurate for the official census count on April 1, 2020. These Census workers […]

Main Street Road Closure (Between Neil Street and Walnut Street)

In order to host the City of Champaign’s 2019 STAR Longest Table event, Main Street between Neil Street and Walnut Street will be closed to all traffic on Monday, August 12, from 12:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. Fremont Street will also be blocked where it intersects at Main Street. The road closure is weather dependent […]

City of Champaign, Mayor Feinen Reaffirm Commitment to Promoting an Inclusive, Welcoming Community for All Residents and Visitors

Community Reassured that Champaign Police are not Involved in Immigration Enforcement While US immigration policy continues to dominate the national news, the City of Champaign wishes to reaffirm our commitment to promoting a friendly, inclusive, and welcoming community, and reminds residents that the Champaign Police Department does not participate in federal matters related to immigration. […]

Residents Encouraged to Sign up for City News, Newsletter, and Email Notifications

To keep community members better informed of City news, events, and services, the City of Champaign encourages residents to subscribe to the City’s free email notification service.  In addition to City news releases, residents can also receive information about specific City departments, the City Council, The Champaign Insider newsletter, yard waste collection, road construction and […]

City of Champaign Recognized for Financial Reporting

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that it has once again been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition […]

Leasing Begins at Bristol Place Residences

Bristol Place Residences is announcing the start of residential leasing of its 90- unit single family rental home development. KMG Prestige and Lamoine Property Management are now setting appointments to begin the application process.  Interested applicants need to request to be on the wait list by completing the online family wait list form at […]

Popular Downtown Festival District to Continue on Friday Nights Thru August 23

Due to the popularity and success of Champaign’s Downtown Festival District held earlier this year, Mayor and Liquor Commissioner Deborah Frank Feinen has extended the designation to occur on Friday nights throughout the summer.  The parts of Downtown Champaign included in the Downtown Festival District remains unchanged and the designation will be in place from 5:00-9:00 […]

City Hosts Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair

City Hosts Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair The Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO) & the University YMCA New American Welcome Center co-hosted the National Flag Day & Citizenship Fair on June 14. Mayor Feinen provided a welcome speech to kick off the celebration. This event was free, family-friendly, and open to […]

Downtown Festival District Designated in Champaign on June 21

Mayor and Liquor Commissioner Deborah Frank Feinen has once again designated parts of Downtown Champaign as a Downtown Festival District from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019.  Customers of participating restaurants and bars will be able to purchase and take open containers of alcohol from the licensed premises for consumption on public property located […]