Category: General Press Releases

Christmas/Holiday Tree Collection

Christmas/Holiday Tree Collection The City of Champaign offers two convenient options to recycle your Christmas/Holiday tree in January. Curbside Collection: To enjoy this free service, residents simply place their tree within four feet of the curb before 6:00 am on their scheduled pickup day. Trees will be collected in the Orange Zone on Monday, January 8 and in the […]

Campus Signals to Change to Four Way Stops Over Break

Due to decreased vehicle and pedestrian traffic during winter break, several campus traffic signals have been adjusted to act as a four-way stop by continuously flashing red. Flash will begin Friday, December 22, 2017. Normal signal operations will resume Friday, January 12, 2018. The signals are at the intersections of: Fourth Street and Peabody Drive […]

Downtown TIF Concludes after 36 years of Rebuilding Downtown Champaign

Downtown TIF Concludes after 36 years of Rebuilding Downtown Champaign On Friday, December 15, 2017, the Downtown Tax Increment Financing District officially ended and with it, the primary funding stream for 36 years’ worth of revitalization work.  The Downtown TIF was initially enacted on December 15, 1981 as a tool to reverse years of decline […]

Storefront Improvement Program Used to Restore Art Marquee

Storefront Improvement Program Used to Restore Art Marquee The Art Film Foundation is preparing to officially rededicate the renovated Art Theater Marquee on Monday, December 18th at 6:30 PM. This year long project involved a community fundraising drive to match the $10,000 available in the City’s Storefront Improvement Program. In total, $23,000 in repairs were […]

Champaign Public Library Recognized as an All-Time All-Star Library

For ten years in a row, the Champaign Public Library has received Star Library status from Library Journal. This year, in addition to the three-star ranking which puts Champaign in the top 3.5% of public libraries nationwide, the library was also recognized as one of only 69 U.S. libraries that have made the list every […]

Arrest Made in Shooting Investigation – 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave.

Yesterday evening at approximately 7:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave., where a19-year-old male victim had been shot and suffered a serious gunshot wound. Police have continued the investigation into this incident, leading to the identification of a person believed responsible for last night’s shooting. The suspect, identified as […]

Police Investigate Shooting – 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave.

This evening, at approximately 7:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave., for a reported shooting. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 19-year-old male victim suffering from a serious gunshot wound.  The victim was immediately transported to an area hospital, where he is receiving medical treatment. Initial information […]

Police Provide Update into Shooting Investigations

The Champaign Police Department is seeking the community’s support and assistance regarding information on two shootings that occurred Friday evening. The first incident occurred at approximately 9:07 PM in the 2000 Block of Cynthia Drive, where a 25-year-old male victim was shot and sustained a non-life-threatening injury. The victim was ultimately treated and released from […]

Champaign Police Provide Conclusion into Internal Investigation of Officer-Involved Shooting

Champaign Police provide this news release as an update into the Department’s internal investigation of the June 11, 2017 shooting incident in which Champaign Police Officer James Hobson reported an accidental discharge of his duty weapon during the apprehension of a fleeing subject. The single bullet discharge resulted in the subject, 22-year-old Dehari Banks, being struck in […]