Items tagged: mayor

City of Champaign Holds Press Conference to Address Rise in Gun Violence

Today, the City of Champaign held a press conference to provide an update to the community on the recent increase in gun-related crime. Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, Police Chief Anthony Cobb, Champaign County Community Coalition Facilitator Tracy Parsons, Rev. Willie Comer of Berean Covenant Church and community member Yvonne Johnson came together to reaffirm and […]


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 […]


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 […]


VIDEO MESSAGE: Mayor Feinen addresses COVID-19

Please click HERE to watch Mayor Feinen addressing Champaign County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 and the City’s response. TRANSCRIPT FOLLOWS: Hello, I’m Deb Frank Feinen, Mayor of the City of Champaign. Today, it was announced that Champaign County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. I do understand this may cause many of you to […]


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

EMERGENCY ORDER 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 […]


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 Feinen Joins Other City Leaders in Support of Modernizing the Federal Lifeline Program to Include Internet Access

Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen has joined mayors and elected officials from 44 communities in support of a proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to improve Internet access for low-income families by updating the federal Lifeline program.  In a joint letter to the FCC, Mayor Feinen supports a proposal which would allow Champaign’s low-income […]


Mayor Feinen to Attend Harvard Conference for Newly Elected Mayors

Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen will join mayors from cities across the country for Harvard Institute of Politics’ (IOP) upcoming Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors in early December.  Every two years, the IOP hosts the country’s preeminent ‎educational and preparatory program for new U.S. mayors. Newly elected mayors from prominent cities […]


City of Champaign Joined Next-Generation Broadband Communities to Launch Next Century Cities

Mayor Don Gerard announced Champaign as a leading member of national initiative to advance fast, affordable, reliable Internet This morning, Champaign was featured in the launch of Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city initiative dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities. For more information on Next Century Cities, visit www.nextcenturycities.org. […]


City of Champaign Elections

Petitions for the Office of Mayor and At-Large City Council Members, and other campaign materials will be available in the Office of the City of Champaign City Clerk, 102 North Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820 beginning Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Petition information and forms will also be available on the City’s web […]