Category: General Press Releases

Arrest Made in April 13 Shooting Incident on Hedge Road 

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030  | 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  | 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 […]

2016 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan

2016 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan All citizens of Champaign are invited to join City staff for an open discussion regarding the 2016 update to the City’s ADA Transition Plan.  A public open house will take place May 9 from 3-5 pm in Robeson Room A at the Champaign Public Library.  The open […]


The City Council agendas for the May 3, 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 […]

Police Hold Press Conference for Update into Ashley C. Gibson Death Investigation

PRESS CONFERENCE – Ashley Chemere Gibson Death Investigation Arrest warrants have been issued for six individuals in the Ashley Gibson case, for the offense of Dismembering a Human Body, a Class X Felony [click here for photos] [Updated April 28, 3:45 PM]   Timeline and progress of the current investigation Ms. Ashley Gibson was last seen alive on […]

City of Champaign Celebrates Arbor Day

In honor of Arbor Day 2016, Public Works Forestry staff will plant a tree with students from Edison Middle School on Friday, April 29 at 12:00 p.m. The planting will take place along the west side of the school, on Prairie Street. The City of Champaign is celebrating its 31st anniversary as a member of […]