Category: General Press Releases

City Officials Provide Apartment Building Fire Update and Encourage Fireworks Safety

Media Contact: Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith | 217-403-7212, 840-9434 | The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2411 N. Neil Street, May 30, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.  The fire caused heavy damage to the apartment building.  Residents of the ten (10) occupied apartments were forced from their homes and have been unable to return. […]

June 7, 2016 Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

The City Council agenda for the June 7, 2016 Regular Council Meeting is 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 encouraged. Click here to download […]

University Avenue Lane Closure (For City Building Window Replacement)

University Avenue Lane Closure (For City Building Window Replacement) In order to replace windows and repair flashing on the south side of the City Building, Dreamworks Construction will close a westbound lane of University Avenue between Neil Street and Walnut Street. The closure will begin on Monday, June 6, 2016 and will reopen by Friday, […]

Champaign City Council Accepting Applications to Fill District 3 Seat

The City of Champaign is now accepting applications from residents interested in filling the upcoming vacancy in the District 3 Council office. Applications are available on the City’s website and in the Mayor’s Office (Champaign City Building, 102 N Neil Street). Completed applications must be received in the Mayor’s Office by 12:00 p.m. on June […]

Police Arrest 4 for Shooting Incident in the 1100 Block of W. Bradley Ave.

Media Contact:  Sgt. Dennis Baltzell, 217-403-6946,   On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at approximately 7:39 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1100 block of W. Bradley Ave. after receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a vehicle on scene having been struck by bullets and learned […]

Champaign Police Celebrate 2016 Employee Awards Ceremony

a Message from Police Chief Anthony Cobb… The Champaign Police Department’s Employee Awards Ceremony is held to help highlight the great work produced by staff and to acknowledge and thank each and every one of them for their positive commitment to CPD and to our City.   While we have had some hurdles over the past […]

Street Crimes Task Force Makes Weapons and Drug Offense Arrest

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030,   In May of 2016, the multi-jurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF) conducted an investigation regarding the unlawful possession of weapons. As part of the investigation, a court authorized search warrant was obtained for a residence located in the 700 block of Hollycrest Dr. in Champaign. On May 19, SCTF […]

Commercial Permits

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more.

CGTV Debuts New Welcome from Mayor Feinen

A new message offering a welcome from Mayor Feinen is now airing on CGTV and streaming on social media. This 2 minute video highlights the great qualities that Champaign has to offer, and welcomes everyone to stop by and see what you’ve been missing! The video will air on CGTV, which is broadcast on Comcast […]

Police Arrest 5 Individuals in Connection with Shooting and Homicide Investigations

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, Investigative information following recent shooting incidents in Champaign led law enforcement officials to the 600 Block of W. Beardsley Ave. today, shortly before 11:00 AM.  As Police approached the residence, five individuals fled from the area, resulting in multiple foot pursuits in varying directions.  Police apprehended all five individuals, with […]