Items tagged: 2020

Congratulations to 2020 Firefighter of the Year – Sean Manual

The Champaign Fire Department and Champaign Exchange Club are honored to announce the 2020 Firefighter of the Year recipient, Firefighter Sean Manual. Sean coordinated a fundraising effort that raised over $20,000 for the family of a Champaign firefighter stricken by cancer. Unfortunately, with the Covid pandemic, the Exchange Club was not able to have their […]

Champaign’s First Responders Answer the Call

Even under the cloud of a global public health pandemic, Champaign’s first responders continued to work around the clock in 2020 to keep our community’s residents and visitors safe, but do you know how busy they are on a daily basis? In 2020, METCAD, the 9-1-1 dispatch center for Champaign County, answered approximately 214,908 calls, […]

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 […]

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 2020 will be held on December 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Attendance by all City Council Members, City Manager, and City Clerk will be electronic via an online meeting platform, pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/7(e) which suspends […]

Employee Awards and Service Recognition Ceremony

On November 18, 2020, the City held its annual Employee Awards and Service Recognition Ceremony.  This year’s ceremony was conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Employee Awards The employee awards recognize staff who exhibited exemplary commitment toward the pursuit of the City’s organizational philosophy. Thirty individuals received awards for demonstrating the City’s values […]

Announcing the 2020 Recipients of the Immigrant Welcome Awards

The highlight of a very hard year in immigration is the announcement of the 7th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards. The 2020 Immigrant Welcome Award recipients are: Business Leadership Award – Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Community Impact Award – Chinese American Association at Central Illinois (CAACI) Distinguished Leadership Service Awards – Nils Jacobsen Leadership Awards – […]

City of Champaign Announces Changes for April 21 City Council Meeting

On April 8, 2020, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-12 in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The Mayor’s Emergency Order allows members of the City Council to conduct their meetings through an electronic platform. City Council meetings will continue to be […]

Champaign-Urbana Area Residents Encouraged to Complete 2020 Census

2020 Census Kickoff Event Scheduled for March 12 The Cities of Champaign and Urbana remind residents about the importance of completing the upcoming 2020 Census. Residents should be on the lookout for invitations from the U.S. Census Bureau which will start arriving in in the mail in the next few weeks. To celebrate the start […]

Award Recipients Announced for the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

Four prestigious community awards will be presented to individuals and organizations that uphold the principles and ideals of Dr. King during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on January 17, 2020. The 2020 award recipients include: • Pastor Rickey E. Parks – Winner of the Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award • Austin’s […]

Call for Nominations for the 2020 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The 19th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020, at The Vineyard Church (1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana). A reception will be held starting at 3:00 p.m. and the program will start at 4:00 p.m. This event celebrates the legacy of Dr. King and all […]