Items tagged: COVID-19

City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-22

Today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-22 which waives the City’s fee for a sidewalk retail sales area permit.  The intent of the Emergency Order is to allow Champaign’s retail stores to more easily offer outdoor sales in accordance with Phase 4 guidelines of the State’s Restore Illinois plan.  The fee waiver is […]


City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-21

Promotes Public Health and Safety in Bars and Restaurants in Accordance with Restore Illinois Phase 4 Guidelines Today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-21 which allows for local enforcement of Phase 4 operating guidelines for bars and restaurants, including occupancy limits and social distancing requirements. The Emergency Order requires establishments licensed for the […]


City of Champaign Firefighter Tests Positive for COVID-19

The City of Champaign has confirmed a Champaign Firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently recovering at home in isolation. To protect the individual’s privacy, the employee’s identity will not be released, nor will the City comment on their medical condition. The City has consulted with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (C-UPHD) […]


Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant

The City of Champaign is announcing the Small Business Incentive Program COVID-19 Relief Grant! Champaign City Council amended the City’s Small Business Incentive Program (SBIP) to allow allocation of $520,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Up to $15,000 per grant is available to eligible small […]


City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-20

Today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-20 which expressly allows the use of City streets and right-of-way for marches by community members exercising their First Amendment rights to free expression and assembly.  On May 20, 2020, Mayor Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-17, which suspended the issuance of special event permits through September 7, […]


City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-19

Yesterday Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-19 which allows for the carryout and delivery of pre-mixed alcoholic beverages during the COVID-19 emergency.  This change is in accordance with recent amendments to the Illinois Liquor Code. State law now permits the transportation of pre-mixed alcoholic beverages provided they are contained in a glass, metal, […]


City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-19

Yesterday Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-19 which allows for the carryout and delivery of pre-mixed alcoholic beverages during the COVID-19 emergency. This change is in accordance with recent amendments to the Illinois Liquor Code. State law now permits the transportation of pre-mixed alcoholic beverages provided they are contained in a glass, metal, […]


City Produces Six New Episodes of The Mayor Feinen Podcast

Mayor Feinen has been busing using The Mayor Feinen Podcast as a platform to talk with community leaders about the affect of COVID-19 on the City of Champaign. In the last month she has recorded one-on-one podcasts with City Council Members Alicia Beck, Angie Brix, Vanna Pianfetti, Tom Bruno, and Matthew Gladney. On May 26 […]


City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-18 to Facilitate Outdoor Dining in Support of Local Bars and Restaurants

Today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-18, which implements a three-pronged plan to support local bars and restaurants planning to provide outdoor dining options to customers as Champaign moves into phase three of the state’s Restore Illinois reopening plan later this week. First, the Emergency Order allows for the temporary expansion of the […]


Economic Sustainability Efforts during COVID-19

The City’s Planning and Development Department has been engaged in a number of efforts to promote economic sustainability in our community during and after the issuance of the Governor’s Stay at Home Order as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Much of this work has been done with our countywide economic development partners including the […]