Category: General Press Releases

Police Investigate Shooting in 800 Block of N. Willis, Seek Community Assistance

Last night, at approximately 8:58 PM, Champaign Police were dispatched to Harvard & McKinley Ave., in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, police were directed to an 18-year-old female victim who was suffering from a serious gunshot wound. Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim had gone to a nearby residence in the 800 Block of […]


Market Street Lane Width Reduction

In order to construct storm sewer repairs, the City of Champaign will narrow one northbound lane of Market Street at the intersection of Bellefontaine Street.  Market Street and Bellefontaine Street traffic will both remain open through a short construction work zone.  Work is planned to begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25 and be […]


Champaign Police Provide Safety Alert for Report of Attempted Abduction

This morning, at approximately 7:09 AM, Champaign Police received a report of an attempted child abduction in the 1200 Block of W. Harrington Drive, near Morrissey Park in Champaign. A 13-year-old male juvenile reported that a vehicle pulled up to him as he walked to his bus stop, demanding that he get into the vehicle while implying, but not […]


Champaign and U of I Police Conduct Enforcement of Illegally Stopped Vehicles

Patrol officers from the Champaign Police Department and University of Illinois Police Department have begun extra enforcement of vehicles illegally parked in the middle of the roadway. The enforcement effort is a response to the increased frequency of vehicles using center turn lanes or the middle of the roadway as a quick parking option. The […]


Announcing the Award Recipients for the 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois are proud to announce the award recipients for the 17th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration.  In keeping with this year’s theme “50 Years Past, 50 Years Forward…Our Future Dreamers,” the Committee focused on the achievements of youth […]


Residential Fire – 1105 North Champaign Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1105 North Champaign Street, Friday, December 22, 2017, at 6:39 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found moderate smoke and fire coming from the front of a single-family home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. A neighbor noticed smoke coming from the residence and called […]


Christmas/Holiday Tree Collection

Christmas/Holiday Tree Collection The City of Champaign offers two convenient options to recycle your Christmas/Holiday tree in January. Curbside Collection: To enjoy this free service, residents simply place their tree within four feet of the curb before 6:00 am on their scheduled pickup day. Trees will be collected in the Orange Zone on Monday, January 8 and in the […]


Campus Signals to Change to Four Way Stops Over Break

Due to decreased vehicle and pedestrian traffic during winter break, several campus traffic signals have been adjusted to act as a four-way stop by continuously flashing red. Flash will begin Friday, December 22, 2017. Normal signal operations will resume Friday, January 12, 2018. The signals are at the intersections of: Fourth Street and Peabody Drive […]


Downtown TIF Concludes after 36 years of Rebuilding Downtown Champaign

Downtown TIF Concludes after 36 years of Rebuilding Downtown Champaign On Friday, December 15, 2017, the Downtown Tax Increment Financing District officially ended and with it, the primary funding stream for 36 years’ worth of revitalization work.  The Downtown TIF was initially enacted on December 15, 1981 as a tool to reverse years of decline […]