Category: General Press Releases

Champaign Police Seek Information in Fatal Accident Investigation

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030      Champaign Police Seek Information in Fatal Accident Investigation On January 7, 2016 at approximately 11:11 PM, Champaign Police Department officers responded to the area of Olympian Dr., approximately 100 to 500 yards west of Market St. for an injured subject. Upon arrival, officers located a bicyclist that had […]

January 12, 2016 Regular Study Session Agenda

The City Council agenda for the January 12, 2016 Regular Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download a copy […]

Public Invited to Meet Library Director Finalists at Community Forum

“Your Next Library Director”: Meet-the-Candidates Community Forum January 14 The Library Board of Trustees has selected four finalists for the Library Director position, all of whom will be in Champaign next week for interviews and to meet community members. The community forum will be held Thursday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m., in the Champaign City […]

Police Continue Bank Robbery Investigation

This morning at 10:39 AM, Champaign Police responded to the First Bank and Trust located at 2911 Crossing Ct, Champaign, for a reported armed bank robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that an armed robbery had occurred and an undetermined amount of currency had been taken from the business.  No injuries were reported by three […]

Fire Department Responds to Facade Collapse – 204 E John St.

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a report of a partial collapse of the brick facade at 204 E John Street, Monday, December 28, 2015 at 9:56 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, crews reported that a 15 foot section of brick facade had fallen from the building and onto a nearby unoccupied […]

Fire Department Responds to Residential Fire – 37 Sycamore Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 37 Sycamore Drive on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 2:24 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Ten (10) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-four […]

Champaign Police Ask for Your Support in Promoting Safe and Happy Holidays

Contact:  Deputy Chief Joe Gallo| 217-403-6911 |     Champaign Police Ask for Your Support in Promoting Safe and Happy Holidays by Encouraging Motorists to Buckle Up and Drive Sober The holiday season is upon us, and for many, “holiday cheer” involves the consumption of alcohol at parties and events. Very unfortunately, there is also a spike in […]

City of Champaign Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that City of Champaign, Illinois has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental […]


CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR  FORECASTED RAIN AND WIND The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the rainfall forecasted to affect our area today and tonight. According to the National Weather Service, periods of heavy rainfall and high wind gusts may accompany this storm. Citizens are encouraged to take […]

2016 STAR Awards Call for Nominations

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the seventh year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy to assist in our neighborhoods and community. Nominations are made […]