Items tagged: COVID-19

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 […]


City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-11 Amendment No. 1

On May 8, 2020, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Amendment No.1 to COVID-19 related Emergency Order 20-11, which previously cancelled all board and commission meetings for any board or commission to which the Mayor appoints all the members. Amendment No. 1 allows the City of Champaign Board of Library Trustees to meet at its regular […]


City of Champaign Announces Changes for May 12, 2020 City Council Study Session Meeting

On April 2, 2020, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-10 in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.  On April 7, 2020, Council approved CB-2020-033, An Ordinance Approving Emergency Orders and Extending Council Bill 2020-022 Relating to the COVID-19 Emergency (COVID-19 Emergency).  On […]


City of Champaign Announces Changes for May 5, 2020 City of Champaign Township and City Council Meeting

On April 2, 2020, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-10 in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.  On April 7, 2020, Council approved CB-2020-033, An Ordinance Approving Emergency Orders and Extending Council Bill 2020-022 Relating to the COVID-19 Emergency (COVID-19 Emergency).  The […]


Keeping Construction Workers and City Inspectors Safe during COVID-19

The March 20, 2020, stay-at-home order issued by Governor Pritzker identified activity that was considered “essential.” Included on this list is “Construction” which is interpreted to mean both private and public construction projects. The continuance of construction during the COVID-19 outbreak means City of Champaign employees must continue to serve that industry by reviewing building […]


City of Champaign Township Announces Cancellation of the Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting for the City of Champaign Township scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020 has been cancelled in accordance with the below guidance. On April 7, 2020, Governor Pritzker issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 2020-22 pursuant to Sections 7(1), 7(2), 7(8), and 7(12) of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3305; […]


City of Champaign Announces Changes in the Manner of City Council Attendance at Meetings and Method for Public Participation, Board and Commission Meetings

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, as well as Boards and Commissions, to conduct their meetings through an electronic platform.  The […]


First COVID-19 Death Reported in City of Champaign

The City of Champaign has learned of the first death to a Champaign resident associated with COVID-19. “Today, our community received the tragic news one of our own has succumbed to the novel coronavirus, and my deepest condolences are extended to the friends, family and loved ones of this individual,” said Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank […]


Large Development Projects to Submit COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Plan

Under the Governor’s Executive “Stay at Home” Order, construction is listed as an essential service. As such, many private and public construction projects in Champaign continue to move forward. In compliance with the order, the City of Champaign continues to accept building permits and perform inspections of active construction projects. To best protect the health […]


City of Champaign Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

The City of Champaign has confirmed a Champaign Police Officer has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently recovering at home in isolation and does not require hospitalization. The employee’s identity and specific work responsibilities will not be released, nor will the City comment on their medical condition to protect the individual’s privacy. The […]