Category: General Press Releases

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 […]


Champaign Community Coalition’s Growth Leads to the Selection of a New, Larger Meeting Space

Growing interest and participation in the meetings of the Champaign Community Coalition has led to the need to relocate to a new, larger meeting location. Starting with the meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the Community Coalition will hold its monthly meetings at the Holiday Inn, located at 101 Trade Center Drive in Champaign. This […]


Garden Hills Residents Can Gain Valuable Energy Saving Tips During Upcoming SLEEP Workshops

Garden Hills residents can receive insights about ways to reduce their energy consumption and save money on their utility bills during four upcoming workshops. Presented by the City of Champaign and the RPC, in conjunction with Ameren Illinois, the workshops are being held as part of the recently launched Safety, Lighting, Energy Efficiency Program (SLEEP), […]


City’s Response for Storm Damage – Trees and Brush Collection Announced

The City of Champaign Public Works Department would like to update its residents on the storm cleanup activities taking place in south-central Champaign and other areas of the City. Storms on Sunday, May 26, 2019, left behind many damaged trees, bushes, and other natural debris. Much of this damage was in the area bounded by […]


Champaign City Council to Consider Funding Options to Address Priority Community Needs

On May 28, 2019, the Champaign City Council will consider options that could provide the financial resources necessary to address recurring City needs in the areas of public safety, community wellness, and capital improvements. At the May 7, 2019, Study Session, the City Council reviewed the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Proposed Budget, which is balanced, meets […]


Downtown Festival District Designated in Champaign on May 31

Mayor and Liquor Commissioner Deborah Frank Feinen has designated parts of Downtown Champaign as a Festival District from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 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 within the boundaries […]


MCORE Project 4 Construction Update (Closures of Armory Ave. and Wright St.)

On Monday, May 13, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will close two blocks near the corner of Armory Avenue and Wright Street: • Wright Street from Armory Avenue to Chalmers Street • Armory Avenue from Sixth Street to Wright Street The closure is for reconstruction of these two blocks. The streets will be closed […]


Champaign Employees Give Back Through a Community Service Project

City of Champaign employees worked side by side on a Habitat for Humanity home build today as a way to give back to the community during National Public Service Recognition Week.  Approximately 20 City employees worked on the Habitat home under construction in the 900 block of West Beardsley Avenue in Champaign. “Every year as […]


City of Champaign Celebrates Public Service Recognition Week – May 5-11, 2019

The City of Champaign is proud to celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 5-11, 2019. A national event, Public Service Recognition Week honors the devotion of those who serve our country at the local, county, state, and federal level. The City is using this opportunity to promote team building, to honor our employees for their […]