Category: General Press Releases

Police Investigate Shooting

  For Immediate Release September 7, 2015 Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355,   Police Investigate Shooting On Sunday, September 6, 2015 at approximately 10:20PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1500 Block of Hedge Road for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, Police were alerted that two victims had been transported to the hospital.  A 29-year-old male […]

Windsor Road Lane Closure

In order to install fiber optic conduit and cable for AT&T, Custom Underground will be closing one eastbound lane of Windsor Road between Prospect Avenue and Lyndhurst Drive.   The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from Tuesday, September 8 to Thursday, September 10. Eastbound traffic will be […]

Healey Street Converted From One-Way to Two-Way Traffic

On Friday, September 4, 2015, the City of Champaign Traffic and Lighting Division will be replacing signage on Healey Street, between First Street and Fourth Street, in order to convert Healey Street from one-way westbound traffic into two-way traffic. No lane closures are anticipated as part of the signage replacement, and no restriping will need […]


NIGHT WORK TO BEGIN ON I-57, I-72, AND I-74 NEAR CHAMPAIGN CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin Monday, Aug. 31 on Interstates 57, 72 and 74 in the Champaign area for the purpose of setting permanent message signs. Work will be performed at five locations in a four day […]

PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT: Robberies and Burglaries to Motor Vehicles

For Immediate Release August 26, 2015 Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT:   Robberies and Burglaries to Motor Vehicles  The Champaign Police Department provides this alert as notice to residents and our campus community of a rash of robberies and motor vehicle burglaries that have occurred during the month of August.  Citizens […]

Police Enforce “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Safety Campaign

For Immediate Release August 24, 2015 Contact:   Sgt Geoffrey Coon, 217-403-6934, Police Enforce “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Safety Campaign As summer winds down, The Champaign Police Department is ramping up its traffic enforcement efforts as part of the national effort to eliminate drunk driving. August 24 – September 7 (Labor Day), […]

Taste of Champaign-Urbana Street Closures

In order to accommodate the Champaign Park District’s Taste of Champaign-Urbana, the following streets have been closed:   – State Street is closed between Church Street and University Avenue – Elm Street is closed between Church Street and University Avenue – Park Avenue is closed at the intersection of State Street – Park Avenue is […]

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois will close a lane of Neil Street between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, August 24, 2015, and will end on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. One lane of northbound and one lane of southbound traffic will remain open throughout the work. […]

14 Local Governments to Consider Mahomet Aquifer Consent Decree

14 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO CONSIDER MAHOMET AQUIFER CONSENT DECREE   Champaign – A proposed consent decree has been drafted between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Clinton Landfill, Inc., and 14 local government agencies, which comprise the Mahomet Aquifer Coalition. Throughout the month of September, each agency will review and take action on the proposed agreement.  […]

CAFR Award

The City of Champaign received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a […]