Category: General Press Releases

Building Safety Division Experiences Another Record Year

Building Safety Division Experiences Another Record Year The City of Champaign’s Building Safety Division experienced a busy 2016, with over $219 million dollars in construction valuation, the third highest in the City of Champaign’s history.  In 2016 Building Safety performed a total of 9,580 inspections and issued 2,945 permits, including 143 new one and two-family […]

Champaign Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On November 14, 2016 and November 27, 2016, the Dollar General Store located at 3001 W. Bradley Ave. was robbed by an unknown male subject. During each robbery, the suspect displayed a handgun and escaped with an undetermined amount of currency. Champaign Police Detectives continued the investigation into these incidents […]

Champaign Police Investigate Pedestrian & Motor Vehicle Accident

Media Contact:  Lt. Mark Vogelzang |  217-403-6908  |  mark.vogelzang@champaignil.gov  This evening, at approximately 5:53 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 900 Block of W. Bradley Avenue in Champaign after receiving a report of a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arrival, it was apparent that a pedestrian had been struck while attempting to cross the street.  […]

Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling

Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling The City of Champaign offers two convenient options to recycle your Christmas tree this month. Curbside Collection: Trees will be collected in the Blue Zones on January 9 and in the Orange Zones on January 11.  To enjoy this free service, residents simply place their tree within four feet of the […]

New Speed Limits on Kirby and Bradley Overpasses

New Speed Limits on Kirby and Bradley Overpasses Two new Traffic Control Orders were recently approved by the City Manager and will soon be implemented.  The first order will reduce the posted speed limit along Kirby Avenue, between Staley Road and Duncan Road, to 35 mph.  A similar change will be made along Bradley Avenue, […]

Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Domestic Shooting Incident – 500 Block of N. James St.

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   On December 14, 2016, at approximately 6:08 PM, Champaign Police were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of N. James St. after receiving report of a gunshot victim at this location. Upon arrival, officers located a 24-year-old female with an apparent life-threatening gunshot wound to the back.  Medical […]

Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Incident – 300 Block of N. Third Street

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On November 4, 2016, at approximately 11:38 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 300 block of N. Third St. in Champaign for a report of gunfire. Upon arrival, officers located a residence where a party had taken place and found a 17-year-old female who sustained a serious gunshot wound to her […]

City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter weather approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2” or greater.  The City of […]

Traffic Control Order at Neil and Church

Traffic Control Order at Neil and Church A new Traffic Control Order was recently approved by the City Manager for implementation at the intersection of Neil Street and Church/Main.  This intersection is signalized.  Previously, vehicles were allowed to turn right, from southbound Neil Street onto westbound Church Street, after stopping at the red light.  Vehicles […]