Items tagged: Mayor Feinen

City Council to Consider $2 Million State Grant for Community Development and Violence Prevention

On May 16, 2023, the Champaign City Council will consider approving an agreement to accept $2,000,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) through the Community Development, Violence Prevention and Administrative Costs Grant. This grant funding was appropriated for the City of Champaign by the late State Senator Scott Bennett. If the […]

Mayor Feinen Issues Statement Regarding Passing of State Senator Scott Bennett

Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen released the following statement today regarding the passing of State Senator Scott Bennett: “I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of State Senator Scott Bennett, a man who truly made a difference in the lives of so many people across Central Illinois. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife […]

Latest Mayor Feinen Podcast Features the Chamber of Commerce

The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce was recently awarded the Outstanding Chamber of the Year for Illinois in 2021. In this new podcast, Mayor Feinen talks with the Chamber’s President & CEO Laura Weis. During their discussion they review the Chamber’s efforts to help Champaign businesses respond, reopen, and recover from the COVID pandemic. They […]

Mayor Feinen Reelected to the Illinois Municipal League Board of Directors

The City of Champaign congratulates Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen for being reelected to the Illinois Municipal League (IML) Board of Directors. The IML recently held its 108th Annual Conference, and the election took place during the group’s Annual Business Meeting on September 25, 2021. Mayor Feinen was reelected to serve as one of the Board’s […]

Mayor Feinen Issues Statement Regarding Verdict in Chauvin Murder Trial

Today justice was served as a Minneapolis jury held former police officer Derek Chauvin accountable for the murder of George Floyd. This is an important first step in the healing process for our country, but we must realize that actions to eliminate systemic racism and rebuild trust in community-police relationships must continue locally and at […]

New Episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast Features Goal Getters Program

The latest episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast was released on April 2, 2021, and features an engaging discussion about the Goal Getters program. Goal Getters is a program that provides academic and behavioral guidance, mentorship, social emotional learning opportunities, family focused activities and positive community experiences to a select group of Unit 4 high […]

New Episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast

On January 25, the City published the latest episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast.  In this episode, Mayor Feinen talks with Julie Pryde (Administrator for the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District) about COVID-19 vaccines and how vaccinations are being administered in Champaign County. You can listen to the podcast online at or subscribe through your […]

Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen Elected to the IML Board of Directors

The Illinois Municipal League (IML) elected officers and members to its Board of Directors at its Annual Business Meeting, held September 26, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. As part of the slate, Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen was elected to serve as one of 36 Vice Presidents. She will serve a one-year term on the […]

Project to Provide Free Internet to Support Distance Learning in Shadowwood Mobile Home Park

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the installation of new equipment to provide wireless Internet connectivity to Champaign Unit 4 students living in the Shadowwood Mobile Home Park. Through a collaborative project, new wi-fi equipment is being installed in Shadowwood August 19-21, 2020, with the goal of having the equipment fully operational to […]

Mayor Feinen Invited to Participate in Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen will participate in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, a world-class executive training program designed to strengthen the leadership skills of mayors from across the country.  Mayor Feinen is one of only 40 mayors selected to participate in the program which […]