Category: General Press Releases

MAY 17, 2016 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING & POST COUNCIL STUDY SESSION

The City Council agendas for the May 17, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are 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 […]

City Staff Gives Back, Cleans up Mable Thomas Park

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, approximately 40 City of Champaign employees and their families participated in a Day of Service, volunteering their time to clean up Mable Thomas Park in northern Champaign.  The event was organized by the City’s Neighborhood Services Department as a way for City staff to give back to the community, and […]

City of Champaign Employees Give Back to their Community

Approximately 40 City of Champaign employees and their families participated in a Day of Service on May 7, 2016. They volunteered their time to clean up Mable Thomas Park in northern Champaign. The event was organized by the City’s Neighborhood Services Department as a way for City staff to “give back” and to celebrate the […]

Arrest Made in April 13 Shooting Incident on Hedge Road 

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030  |  david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On April 13, 2016, Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Hedge Road after receiving numerous reports of shots fired.  While on scene, Police located a significant number of shell casings and were notified that a gunshot victim had arrived at a local hospital. On April 14, an arrest warrant was issued […]

Ashley C. Gibson Investigation Update: Police in Columbia, Missouri Make Arrest of Suspect

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030  |  david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On May 2, 2016, at approximately 8:53 PM, the Columbia Police Department in Columbia, Missouri made an arrest of 25-year-old Donte D. Meeks of Champaign. Meeks, who is one of two individuals Police were still seeking in the death investigation of Ashley Chemere Gibson was spotted by police at a […]

Acknowledge a City Employee with a “Champaign TOAST”

In association with Public Service Recognition Week, the City of Champaign today announced a new way for the public to acknowledge the actions of a City employee who has performed above and beyond the call of duty.  Members of the public looking to recognize the exceptional service provided by a City staff member can quickly […]

Permits Issued

Permits Issued The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer/Business 2614-2622 Hunters Pond Run $1,508,700.00 4-26-2016 Edward Rose Development

Bristol Place and Garwood: Outreach Events

Bristol Place and Garwood: Outreach Events  Neighborhood Services and Public Works’ Engineering staff hosted an outreach event in the Bristol Place Neighborhood on April 23.  The purpose of the event was to update Bristol Place neighbors on Phase 1 activities of the Bristol Park Plan and also to provide updates on the Upper Boneyard Creek […]

North First Street

North First Street NSD staff attended the North First Street meeting on April 18.  The North First Street group received an update from Public Works staff regarding the upcoming MCORE project and accompanying traffic detours that will result from the project. Additionally, Public Works staff presented information on the Boneyard Creek drainage improvements efforts.  Representatives […]