City of Champaign News

Champaign Police Invite the Public to Police Memorial Ceremony

On Friday, October 15 at 9 a.m., the Champaign Police Memorial Ceremony will be held at West Side Park (400 W University Ave, Champaign) to honor law enforcement officers from around the world who have died in the line of duty. We will pay a special tribute to Champaign Police Officers Thomas Dodsworth (end of […]


Neil Street Lane Closure (between White Street and Springfield Avenue)

In order to perform storm sewer repairs, SNC Construction will be closing the right turn lane of southbound Neil Street between White Street and Springfield Avenue. All travel at intersections will remain unaffected by this work. Work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, and is planned to be completed and […]


Applications Now Being Accepted for Champaign Public Works Director Position

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that the recruitment for a new Public Works Director has moved into the application phase and potential candidates can learn more about this exciting public service career opportunity by visiting champaignil.gov/pwdirector. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 5, 2021. City Manager Dorothy Ann David […]


Mayor Presents Proclamation For National Midwifery Week – October 4-10

On October 7, Mayor Feinen presented a proclamation honoring Carle midwives as part of National Midwifery Week, October 4-10. In part, the proclamation explains: Midwives have been a vital and growing part of the advancement of sexual and reproductive health services in the Champaign-Urbana community for more than 30 years, and are responsible for seeing […]


City Planners Represent the City of Champaign at the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association Annual Conference

Staff from the Planning and Development Department participated in the annual conference of the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association October 6-8 in Normal. The conference is an opportunity to share practices with other communities and to showcase work being done in Champaign. Zoning Administrator Ben LeRoy organized and presented a panel discussion entitled […]


Neil Street Lane Closure (at Kirby Avenue)

In order to perform storm sewer repairs, SNC Construction will be closing the right turn lane of southbound Neil Street at Kirby Avenue.  All travel at intersections will remain unaffected by this work. Work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, October 11 and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic […]


Public Works Crews Prepared for Winter

Public Works Crews Prepared for Winter This week the Public Works Department conducted its annual Snow & Ice Training for staff who are part of the snow and ice crews. Training covered policies, status of materials, and safety practices for cold weather, avoiding fatigue, and maintaining equipment. Crews then had hands-on training with using the […]


New Mayor Feinen Podcast Episode Features the Chambana Welcome Crew

Welcome to the Community! In the latest episode of the Mayor Feinen Podcast, we hear from Carly McCrory-McKay and Terri Reifsteck about the Chambana Welcome Crew, a community ambassador program to recruit and welcome new residents to the Champaign-Urbana area. These ambassadors help make moving to the community less intimidating by providing tips and pointing […]


Champaign Coalition’s CVRT Hosts Violence Response Meeting

On October 7, the Champaign County Community Coalition’s Community Violence Response Task Force hosted a Violence Response Meeting to support the residents in the neighborhood where 17-year-old Jonathon McPhearson was killed last week. Community Relations Specialist, Mary Catherine Roberson facilitated the event with CU Trauma and Resilience Initiative (CU TRI). City staff, church, and community […]


October 12, 2021 Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the October 12, 2021 Regular Study Session is now available through the link below. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. […]