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Urbana City Council Members Remain Silent After Citizens Speak Up Against Police Assaulting Unarmed Woman

Sixty-six citizens attended the April 20th, 2020 Urbana City Council Meeting that was held electronically via Zoom. Attendance was unusually high as citizens voiced their concerns and outrage at the brutal beating of an unarmed woman by Urbana Police Officers. On April 10th, 2020, a video (article here) of Urbana…

City of Champaign Mayor Feinen Declares COVID-19 Emergency- Citizens Question Powers Granted in Ordinance and City’s Healthcare Preparedness

City of Champaign Mayor Deborah Feinen issued an Executive Order on March 12, 2020, declaring a local emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. At the time of this emergency declaration, there have been no reported confirmed cases in Champaign County. City Council convened on March 13, 2020 for a…

Boards and Commissions Under Scrutiny by Champaign City Council

City Council study session on January 28, 2020 covered two main topics- City of Champaign’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (article here) and the review of Boards and Commissions. During the Champaign City Council meeting on October 15, 2019, council member Clarissa Nickerson Fourman announced that she had initiated a…

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