Category: General Press Releases


The City Council agendas for the April 19, 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 […]

Champaign County Continuum of Care Approves Grant Funding

The Champaign County Continuum of Care (CoC) has approved the next round of local applications for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding. ESG funding flows from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the State of Illinois and then to local service providers. As a non-funded member of the CoC, the City of Champaign […]

Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments Partner with Community Organizations to Install Smoke Alarms

For Immediate Release Contact:  Randy Smith, Deputy Fire Marshal Phone:  (217) 403-7212 / Cell:  (217) 840-9434  Firefighters, staff from the Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments, and members of several community organizations will be out Saturday, April 16, 2016, installing smoke alarms in the second phase of a targeted-neighborhood fire prevention effort. This campaign is part […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident on Hedge Road

Media Contact: Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030 | Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Hedge Road at approximately 5:42 PM this evening, after receiving numerous reports of shots fired.  While at the scene, Police also received notification that a gunshot victim had arrived at a local hospital. A significant number of shell casings have been retrieved at […]

Champaign City Council Member Vic McIntosh Announces Resignation

  District 3 Council Member Vic McIntosh announced today that he is resigning from the Champaign City Council effective June 1, 2016.  McIntosh is resigning because he is relocating out of his Council district. “It has been my honor and privilege serving the constituents in District 3 and across Champaign,” reports McIntosh.  “I have truly […]

Police Seize Handgun, Make Armed Robbery Arrest, 400 Blk W. Maple

Media Contact: Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030 | On April 11, 2016 at approximately 2:55 PM, Champaign Police responded to an area hospital to meet with the victim of an armed robbery. According to information provided to officers, the victim reportedly responded to a Craigslist ad and went to an address in the 400 block of W. Maple St. […]

2016 Boneyard Creek Community Day

The Boneyard Creek Community Day will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Scott Park. Events include trash pick-ups, storm drain marking and creek naturalization projects. Anyone interested in volunteering can visit to complete an online registration. EVENT SCHEDULE: 9:00 am CHECK IN 9:00 am to 11:30-12 Clean-up Time […]

Police Make an Arrest in Armed Robbery

Media Contact: Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030 | On April 10, 2016 at approximately 10:33 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of 500 E. Clark St. after receiving a report of an Armed Robbery to a pedestrian in the area.  With assistance from University of Illinois Student Patrol and UI Police, officers were able to locate and apprehend […]

Public Invited to Celebrate Seventh Annual STAR Awards on April 21

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department and Neighborhood Services Advisory Board invite the public to the seventh annual STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Awards ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m. on April 21, 2016. The celebration will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 S Neil St, Champaign) and is free and open to […]

Public Survey to Measure Effectiveness of City Communications

The City of Champaign is committed to achieving excellence communicating with those we serve.  In our ongoing efforts to attain that goal, the City has launched a new public survey to measure the effectiveness of our communications and to learn about areas in which we can improve.  The City encourages residents to take a short […]