Items tagged: COVID-19

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 […]


Champaign Developing Outdoor Dining Options in Support of Local Restaurants

On May 20, 2020, Governor Pritzker announced that bars and restaurants will be able to open for outdoor seating during phase three of the state’s reopening plan, which is expected to start in Champaign on May 29. In response, the City of Champaign is actively developing a three-pronged plan to support the many local establishments […]


NSD Hosts Virtual Leader Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department hosted its first virtual Neighborhood Leaders Forum via zoom on May 13th. The meeting provided an opportunity to virtually connect with leaders from 23 registered groups representing neighborhoods throughout the City for Champaign. Champaign Police provided an update regarding policing priorities and operational changes in response to COVID-19. Neighborhood Coordination shared […]


Champaign Police Apply for Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding

Champaign Police have submitted a request for the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program Grant in the amount of approximately $150,000 to help ensure and maintain necessary public safety services. If approved, it will help cover the proactive COVID-19 related expenditures taken by the Department to date. With the health and safety of its sworn officers […]


Cities of Champaign and Urbana Extend Suspension of Special Event Permits

Today Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen and Urbana Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin each signed Emergency Orders which continue to suspend the issuance of special event permits in each city through September 7, 2020. Special event permits are generally required for parades, residential block events, and other types of activities that involve large gatherings of people […]


City of Champaign Announces Virtual Bidding Process

In order to ensure bid openings for competitive bids remain open to the public in accordance with State law and City Code while abiding by COVID-19 guidelines, City bid openings will now be conducted in an electronic meeting format, similar to how Champaign City Council meetings are currently held. Prior to the closure of the […]


City of Champaign Resumes Additional Code Compliance Inspections

Following a short pause while the City developed procedures to ensure the safety of the public and City inspectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Champaign’s Code Compliance Division has now implemented virtual interior code inspections of residential dwelling units and resumed limited-contact inspection of vacant units. The City has also resumed exterior code violation inspections for […]


City of Champaign Announces Changes for May 19, 2020 City Council Meeting

CHAMPAIGN – On April 2, 2020, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-10 in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order which suspended certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.  The Mayor’s Emergency Order allows the City Council to conduct meetings electronically.  City Council members will not be physically present for the […]