City of Champaign News

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 […]


Prospect Avenue Lane Closure (Between Broadmoor Drive and Devonshire Drive)

In order to complete a water line repair, Illinois American Water and Shaw Brothers will close one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Broadmoor Drive and Devonshire Drive. The closure will begin on Tuesday, January 19, and will reopen on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


January 19, 2021 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the January 19, 2021 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session is now available through the link below. In accordance with Champaign’s Emergency Order 20-10 and Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the City Council will conduct their meeting through an electronic […]


City Provides CDBG COVID Relief Funds to Support Those in Need

The United Way was awarded $58,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID Relief funds to support their CU Better Together Initiative. CU Better together is a collaboration of organizations whose goal is to support families with school aged children by reducing food insecurity during COVID19. Meals are provided to families in need and distributed […]



2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration to Reflect on Positions of Conscience

The City of Champaign is sharing this press release from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in order to more broadly share information about this exciting event (and the keynote speaker) with our community.  The City is a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Committee. 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration to Reflect […]


January 12, 2021 Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the January 12, 2021 Regular Study Session is now available through the link below. In accordance with Champaign’s Emergency Order 20-10 and Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the City Council will conduct their meeting through an electronic platform.  This meeting will be […]


Champaign County Youth Share Tips on Staying Safe During the Pandemic

Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist in the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, reached out to youth leaders for creative ways to share the importance of staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy this first submission in the following video: https://www.facebook.com/walkasone/posts/4016153711728778 *The Coalition does not own the rights to this music. Youth names: […]


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 […]


Construction in Champaign Exceeds $224 Million in 2020

Champaign continues to prove to be a great place to live, work, and play, as the City’s Building Safety Division processed $224,827,033 in construction permits during 2020. That makes 2020 the fifth-highest year on record. Continued commercial and residential development in Champaign is only possible thanks to the vision and guidance of the City Council and […]