Category: General Press Releases

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 1914 Glenn Park Dr $447,000 09/08/22 Alteration Retail 5008 Abbey Fields $360,000 09/12/22 New Single Family          2022 Overall Construction […]

Visit Champaign County Launches Retail Space

In Visit Champaign County’s downtown Champaign Welcome Center, residents and visitors will now find a new retail space to shop locally-made t-shirts, totes, and prints. Additionally local makers will rotate through the space, providing an additional opportunity for the public to discover the talented artists in the community. Currently, the shop features Pipapo, the Wright […]

2022 Fall Yard Waste Collection

The City of Champaign Fall Yard Waste Collection program will run from October 10 through December 9, 2022. Orange Zone pickups will begin October 10, 2022, and Blue Zone pickups will begin October 17, 2022. No pickup dates are scheduled during the week of Thanksgiving. Collection is available to all City of Champaign residential properties […]

City Manager Announces Appointment of New City Attorney

City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that she has appointed Thomas Yu to serve as Champaign’s next City Attorney, starting September 12, 2022. Yu currently serves as one of the City’s Assistant City Attorneys and has more than 21 years of experience practicing law. Yu has served the City of Champaign since 2017, and […]

Campus Move In-Move Out Cleanliness

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will increase enforcement in the campus area from August 8 through September 9, 2022, in an attempt to prevent large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters. Property owners will receive notices giving them short response times in which to remove accumulations of trash. If the trash remains […]

City of Champaign Partners with Champaign County Bikes

The City of Champaign in conjunction with Champaign County Bikes wants to alert the public to the installation of the new “3-Foot Bicycle Signs” throughout the community. There are currently 16 signs reminding drivers about the state law minimum three-foot passing distance by vehicles from bicycles. The minimum is required by motorists in all areas, […]

Joint First Responder Training to be held July 22 at Centennial High School

Champaign County first responders will hold a joint training exercise on Friday, July 22, 2022, starting at 8:00 a.m. at Centennial High School (913 Crescent Dr, Champaign). The training exercise will conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m. and will help prepare first responders for rapid response emergency scenarios and mutual aid needs that may occur in […]

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 […]