City of Champaign News

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY INCREASE FOR THE CITY OF CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS

I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for the City of Champaign for 2022 will be held on December 6, 2022, at 7:00 pm at the City of Champaign Council Chambers, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony […]


Randolph Street Lane Closure (between Healey Street and Springfield Avenue)

In order to complete pavement patching, Western Utility and AT&T will close one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Healey Street and Springfield Avenue. The closure will begin on Monday, November 28, and will end on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. During the closure, northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.


Community Safety and Justice Meeting

On November 21st, staff from the Community Safety and Justice Division (Equity & Engagement) hosted a community meeting at The Champaign Public Library in response to recent shooting incidents in the Champaign area. Residents were informed about the Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint resources to help address these issues and find solutions to acts of […]



Cooking with Care this Thanksgiving Holiday

The kitchen is the center of activity during the Thanksgiving Holiday. While cooking with care should always be a priority, it becomes crucial on Thanksgiving Day when there is more activity and people in the home. Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. Nearly three […]


Lieutenant Gregory Manzana Earns Northwestern University Leadership Award

The Champaign Police Department is proud to announce that Lieutenant Gregory Manzana received special honors on Friday, November 18, 2022, during his graduation from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s School of Police Staff and Command. Lt. Manzana, a veteran of the Champaign Police Department, served as Vice President of his class and received […]



Community Coalition Monthly Meeting

On November 9th, the Champaign County Community Coalition held its monthly meeting that was focused on workforce development within the community. The University of Illinois Human Resources Office came to promote their open positions and highlight their summer internship program. Parkland College presented about their Support for Workforce Training (SWFT) program. This program aids community […]


City Staff Discusses Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Local Boy Scouts

On November 17, 2022, Acting Community Relations Manager Mary Catherine Roberson (Equity and Engagement) met with members of the Boys Scouts of America Troop 101. The Troop is comprised of students from Champaign and Savoy. The scouts are working to earn their “Citizenship and Society” merit badges by learning about efforts to address equity within […]


Bailey Street Road Closure (between Walnut Street and Market Street)

In order to facilitate sign removal at 17 E. University, American Dowell Signs will close Bailey Street between Walnut Street and Market Street.  The closure will occur on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.  During the closure, access will be maintained to all local properties.