Items tagged: COVID19

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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


City of Champaign Extends Due Dates, Waives Late Fees to Provide Relief to Local Businesses

On April 21, 2020, City Manager Dorothy David, pursuant to the authority granted to her through Council Bill 2020-022, extended due dates and waived late fees until June 30, 2020, for the following self-reported taxes and invoices: Food and Beverage Taxes, Hotel/Motel Taxes, Local Motor Fuel Taxes, and Multifamily Recycling invoices. This extension applies to […]


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 […]