Items tagged: COVID-19

City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-28

Financial Relief Offered to Champaign Residents with Past Due Sewer Bills Due to COVID-19 Today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-28 which authorizes the City of Champaign to participate in a COVID Assistance Plan being coordinated by the Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District (UCSD). The City’s participation in the Plan would offer financial […]

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 […]

Statewide Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations Go Into Effect 11-20-2020

This information is shared on behalf of the State of Illinois – Source: With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across the state of Illinois and the nation, the state is committed to listening to public health experts and following the science to keep people safe. Tier 3 builds on the Resurgence Mitigation Plan […]

Cities of Champaign and Urbana Respond to New Region 6 Mitigations

Residents Encouraged to Continue Supporting Local Businesses Effective Monday, November 2, 2020, the State of Illinois will implement new COVID-19 resurgence mitigations across Region 6, which includes Champaign County. These new mitigations are being implemented because as a whole, Region 6 had a 7-day rolling average COVID-19 test positivity rate of more than 8% for […]

City of Champaign Announces Small Business Incentive Program Awardees

Forty-eight Champaign Businesses Receive COVID Relief Grants The City of Champaign congratulates the 48 small local businesses who were recently awarded Small Business Incentive Program – COVID Relief grants from the City. In total, $520,000 in grant funds were awarded to support our valued small businesses and help save local jobs. The average grant award […]

NSD Neighborhood Leaders Meeting

On Wednesday October 7th, NSD hosted its monthly virtual neighborhood leaders meeting. The meeting participants included 26 leaders from groups throughout the City. Participants were treated to a conversation with Kandace Turner, University of Illinois Associate Director of Public Engagement. Ms. Turner shared an overview of the Shield Program implemented by the University to safely […]

Champaign Fire Department Adapts During Fire Prevention Week 2020

The Champaign Fire Department needed to find innovative ways during the Covid-19 pandemic, to provide public outreach during Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10th, 2020. Typically, suppression and fire prevention personnel can be found at the Market Place Mall providing a variety of materials and fun, educational activities for children of all ages. The Champaign Fire […]

Campustown Bar Entry Age Temporarily Increased to 21 and Over

Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-24. The amended Emergency Order temporarily sets the entry age at 21 and over for all establishments holding a Class A liquor license (bars) in the campus area. There is an exception for campus area bars that serve meals, which are allowed to serve […]

City of Champaign Issues Amendment to Emergency Order 20-25

Indoor Food and Beverage Service Restrictions Extended to September 16 in Campus Area Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-25 Amendment 1, which extends indoor dining and bar restrictions at campus area businesses until 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2020. This time frame mirrors Chancellor Robert Jones’ request this week that in-person activities […]

Champaign City Council to Consider Strategies to Reduce Budget Due to COVID-19

City Council to Evaluate Options this Fall in Response to Historic Revenue Decline On September 8, 2020, the City Administration will review an updated financial forecast and present several recommendations to the City Council on how to proceed with reducing expenditures due to revenue losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Champaign has seen […]