Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Properly Pays Employees Serving in the Military: City Refutes Allegations Made by Illinois FOP

Earlier today the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (Union) issued a news release containing patently misleading statements and misrepresentations of law. The City of Champaign has a high regard for all its employees and refutes the allegations made by the Union that the City does not honor the service of our veterans or follow the […]


Police Investigate Shooting – 1000 Block of N. Neil Street

Last night, at approximately 10:18 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1000 Block of N. Neil St., after receiving a shots fired report. Upon arrival, police identified a 24-year-old male victim inside the residence with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was transported to an area hospital for a potentially life […]


Police Investigate Weapon Discharge Following CPD Officer Response to Assault and Robbery

This morning, at approximately 5:41 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1300 Block of Hanover Drive for a reported robbery. According to the victim, she and a group of acquaintances were hanging out together when the acquaintances physically assaulted and robbed her of an undetermined amount of currency. Upon arrival, police interviewed the victim, who identified […]


New Bicycle Repair Station in Downtown

New Bicycle Repair Station in Downtown Public Works staff recently upgraded the bicycle repair station located in the Hill Street Parking Deck. The new station  includes all the necessary tools to perform most routine maintenance and adjustments on most bikes. All the tools are securely fastened with stainless steel cables. Also a heavy-duty air pump […]


Police Showcase Commemorative Squad Car Honoring Fallen Officer, Robert L. Tatman

The Champaign Police Department has added a new vehicle to its fleet that honors fallen Champaign Police Officer Robert L. Tatman #80, who was killed in the line of duty on November 25, 1967. The commemorative vehicle reflects the color scheme and door decals of the 1967 squad car that Tatman drove, and is one […]


City of Champaign Announces Neighborhood Services Director Appointment

Champaign City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that Kerri Wiman, currently the City’s Neighborhood Programs Manager, has been promoted to the position of Neighborhood Services Director effective November 6, 2017. Ms. Wiman has served in the City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department for nearly 18 years. She was hired as the City’s Housing Program […]


Exterior City Building Work to Close Parking Spaces on Chester St.

Exterior City Building Work to Close Parking Spaces on Chester St. On Saturday, October 21, 2017 the City of Champaign Public Works Department will be completing exterior building work on the north side of the City Building at 102 N Neil St. (Chester St. side). To facilitate the work, which will require the use of […]


2017 Sewer Lining – Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

Insituform Technologies LLC, will be lining on an 8” diameter sanitary sewer for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract on Bradley Avenue between McKinley Avenue and Redwood Drive. The work is scheduled for October 18, 2017. Bradley Avenue will have the northern most west-bound driving lane closed for the day between McKinley Avenue and Redwood Drive. […]


Increased Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety on Kirby Avenue Bridge

On Monday, October 23, 2017 the City of Champaign Public Works Department will activate the flashing yellow beacon system to provide motorists with a visual warning that pedestrians and bicyclists may be present as they cross over the bridge.  To activate the beacons, pedestrians and bicyclists press a button located on either side of Kirby […]


America Recycles Day @ Boneyard Creek (Saturday, November 4, 2017)

City of Champaign staff from the Public Works Department, Neighborhood Services Department, and Planning Department will be coordinating and hosting America Recycles Day @ Boneyard Creek on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Several local groups have already committed to volunteering, including, but not limited to, members of Keep Champaign Beautiful and organizations […]