Category: General Press Releases

Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation

As of 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 18, 2021, the Champaign Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect.  The Illinois State Climatologist has indicated that our area received 8.0 inches of snow between Sunday morning and Thursday morning. In order to […]

City of Champaign Provides $433,330 in COVID-19 Relief Grants to 105 Local Businesses

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that it has awarded $433,330.42 in COVID-19 assistance to 105 Champaign businesses through the City’s Economic Support Grant Program. In December 2020, the City accepted grant applications from local businesses seeking financial support to reimburse their expenses related to new safety measures implemented due to the pandemic. […]

Adopt A Drain Friday

Each Friday, the City features drains available for adoption through our Adopt A Drain program.  Today’s drain, Winnie, is located in the Holiday Estates Subdivision at 2002 Ola Drive.  Winnie is a loyal friend and enjoys snacking on honey.  Winnie is looking for a volunteer to help clear the debris which accumulates near her drain […]

Champaign County, Region 6 Move to Tier 1 COVID-19 Mitigations

City officials have been notified that Region 6 is now able to enter Tier 1 mitigation based upon the adjusted metrics set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). This move allows for a modified reopening of indoor dining throughout the region, subject to specific rules of operation to preserve public health. The […]

Award Recipients Announced for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The MLK Countywide Committee and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Advocacy for Justice Committee are pleased to announce the names of those being honored at the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration being held on January 17, 2021. Three community members will be honored with a prestigious award in recognition of […]

Study Circle Wrap Up

The Champaign Police Department (CPD) Study Circles, a follow up to the Police and Community Listening Sessions recently wrapped up. Staff from the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights (ECHO) collaborated with CPD to register community members and produce the virtual sessions held on November 12 & 20, and December 7. Several staff and […]

City of Champaign Launches New Economic Support Grant Program to Assist Local Businesses

Program Designed to Reimburse Businesses for Expenses Associated with COVID-19 The City of Champaign is now accepting Economic Support Grant Program applications from qualifying Champaign businesses in order to provide financial assistance to businesses negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds can be used to reimburse businesses that purchased equipment or supplies to […]

City of Champaign Recognized for Inclusive Policies for the LGBTQ Community

Champaign Ranked Second Highest in State of Illinois The City of Champaign is honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign in the 2020 Municipal Equality Index (MEI). Conducted annually, the MEI is used to measure how inclusive a city’s laws, policies, and services are for the LGBTQ community. This year the City of […]

Free Parking Offered in Downtown Champaign this December

Up to Two Hours in the Hill Street Parking Deck To encourage residents and visitors to frequent Downtown Champaign businesses this holiday season, the City of Champaign is offering up to two hours of free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck from December 1 through December 31, 2020. Hourly visitors parking longer than two […]