Items tagged: Mayor Feinen

City of Champaign, Mayor Feinen Reaffirm Commitment to Promoting an Inclusive, Welcoming Community for All Residents and Visitors

Community Reassured that Champaign Police are not Involved in Immigration Enforcement While US immigration policy continues to dominate the national news, the City of Champaign wishes to reaffirm our commitment to promoting a friendly, inclusive, and welcoming community, and reminds residents that the Champaign Police Department does not participate in federal matters related to immigration. […]


City Hosts Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair

City Hosts Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair The Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO) & the University YMCA New American Welcome Center co-hosted the National Flag Day & Citizenship Fair on June 14. Mayor Feinen provided a welcome speech to kick off the celebration. This event was free, family-friendly, and open to […]


Mayor Feinen, City Manager’s Office Celebrate International Women’s Day

(Pictured, L to R) Administrative Assistant Ashley Stickels, Administrative Assistant Carrie Brown, Community Relations Manager Rachel Joy, Deputy City Manager Joan Walls, City Manager Dorothy Ann David, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, and Administrative Assistant Darian Burow. Mayor Feinen joined staff from the City Manager’s Office for a photograph marking International Women’s Day, March 8. The […]


Mayor Feinen Issues Emergency Order for Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

I, Deborah Frank Feinen, in my capacity as the Liquor Commissioner for the City of Champaign, Illinois, and pursuant to authority granted me in Section 5-91.9 of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 as amended, entitled “Emergency powers,” do hereby find that there may be a threat to the public health, safety and welfare from activities […]


Mayor’s Video Earns National Award

The City-produced video A Welcome from Mayor Feinen was recently awarded an Honorable Mention award in the 2017 Government Programming Awards sponsored by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). Public, education, and government access stations from across the country enter their best work into this annual competition, and CGTV is honored to once again be […]


Mayor Feinen Submits Joint Letter to the FCC Calling for Open Internet Protections

Today Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen joined mayors from across the country to support actions to protect and promote an open internet for all.  Mayor Feinen, along with the mayors of New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, and 45 other cities, sent an open letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) calling for the […]


Swigart Street Neighborhood Smoke Alarm Blitz

The Champaign Fire Department organized a “Smoke Alarm Blitz” in the neighborhood of a recent fire fatality. On Saturday, February 18, 2017, Fire Department crews, staff, and volunteers went door-to-door in the neighborhood offering to check smoke alarms and install free smoke alarms in homes that needed them. Crews were able to get into 18 […]


Champaign Remains Committed to Fostering a Welcoming Community for All

  During the February 21, 2017, City Council meeting, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen made the following comments: “Over the last several weeks, a number of residents have reached out to my fellow City Council Members and me with concerns about the President’s Executive Orders pertaining to refugee immigration and federal immigration enforcement. While information about […]


Mayor Feinen Issues Statement Regarding Overnight Shootings

  Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued the following statement: “On behalf of the City of Champaign, our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims affected by this morning’s shootings.  This tragedy, like all the other incidents of gun violence in our community, is unacceptable.  The Champaign Police Department, University of Illinois Police […]


2016 STAR Awards Ceremony

2016 STAR Awards Ceremony The Neighborhood Services Advisory Board and the Neighborhood Services Department, in collaboration with Busey Bank and WCIA Channel 3, hosted the seventh annual STAR Awards, which was held on April 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Approximately 225 people attended this year’s ceremony.  Immediately preceding the ceremony, a reception was held […]