Category: General Press Releases

Emergency Tree Work – Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue

Public Works staff will stabilize a large, potentially dangerous tree near the intersection of Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue. The work has begun and is expected to last into the night.  Partial lane closures will be required in order to facilitate access to the tree by the crews.  The City appreciates the cooperation of travelers […]

Champaign Police Provide Update into Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

This news release comes as an update to the community regarding the June 11, 2017 shooting incident in which Champaign Police Officer James Hobson reported an accidental discharge of his duty weapon during apprehension of a fleeing subject.  The single bullet discharge resulted in the subject, 22-year-old Dehari Banks, being struck in the shoulder and […]

August 8, 2017 Regular City Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the August 8, 2017 Regular Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download the […]

2017 Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics Illinois

2017 marks the 7th annual Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics!   Each July, local law enforcement agencies partner with the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Texas Roadhouse to serve the public a “free lunch” while collecting donations in support of Special Olympics Illinois. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training […]

Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting – 1400 Block of Williamsburg

On July 25, 2017 at approximately 1:30 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1400 Block of Williamsburg after receiving multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area. Upon arrival, police located evidence of gunfire, and shortly thereafter were advised of a 28-year-old male that arrived at Carle Hospital by private vehicle, having suffered a non-critical […]

July 25, 2017 Regular Study Session Agenda

The City Council agenda for the July 25, 2017 Regular Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download […]

National Night Out Celebration – August 1

The City of Champaign encourages the community to join us in celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  The public is invited to join in the fun at the community-wide National Night Out event at Beardsley Park (1006 N Walnut Street, Champaign) from 5-7 p.m.  The celebration will include free food, entertainment, inflatables, face painting, […]

City of Champaign Implements New Financial and Human Resource Management Software

Following a 15-month implementation project, the City of Champaign successfully launched a new financial and human resource management software solution on July 1, 2017.  The new Munis Financial Management Software replaces an aging software system that was first put into service 21 years ago.  The new software will streamline and maximize the efficiency of managing […]

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 […]