Category: General Press Releases

C-U International Humanitarian Awards Call for Nominations Extended

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 14th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored  September 8, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 South Neil Street, Champaign) at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: • To honor individuals whose work has contributed significantly […]

June 21, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session

The City Council agendas for the June 21, 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 […]

Residential Fire – 2303 Southwood Drive

Media Contact: Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith | 217-403-7212, 840-9434 | randy.smith@champaignil.gov The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2303 Southwood Drive, Monday, June 13, 2016, at 10:43 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported fire coming through the roof of the residence. Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and […]

Seven Residents Apply to Fill District 3 Council Seat

The City of Champaign received seven applications to fill the vacant District 3 City Council office by today’s 12:00 p.m. deadline.  Copies of the applications are available for public review on the City’s website  (ci.champaign.il.us/council). In alphabetical order, the applicants are: Angela Brix Bruce Brown Jamar Brown Kenton Elmore Katherine Johnson Pamela Peete Gordon J. […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting at N. McKinley Ave and Francis Drive

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov This evening, at approximately 8:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the corner of North McKinley Ave and Francis Drive in Champaign for multiple reports of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located a female victim who sustained serious injuries and was transferred to an area hospital. It is unclear at […]

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to the Arrest of Suspect in Holly Hill Drive Shooting

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Today at approximately 5:10 PM, Champaign Police Officers and Detectives arrested 37-year-old Peter L. Campbell, who was wanted for the June 10, Holly Hill Drive shooting of a Champaign woman. An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led Police to the 2700 Block of Wellington Drive.  As officers approached the home, […]

Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Investigation, 1500 Block of Holly Hill Dr.

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Champaign Police are seeking the whereabouts of 37-year-old Peter L. Campbell, in association with the shooting investigation of a Champaign woman. Today at approximately 1:39 PM, Police responded to the 1500 Block of Holly Hill Drive for a shots fired report where a 35-year-old female victim was found responsive, […]

Public Invited to Meet the Library Director Finalists

Media Contact: Martin Wolske, President, Library Board of Trustees  | 217-840-7434 | Martin.Wolske@gmail.com The Library Board of Trustees invites the community to meet the three remaining candidates for Champaign’s Library Director position at a special public event on July 7, 2016.  The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Champaign City Building (102 N Neil Street, Champaign) and the public […]

Registration Open for Champaign City Government 101 Academy

Media Contact: Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin | 217-403-7070 | John.Ruffin@champaignil.gov The City of Champaign is proud to again offer an exciting opportunity for residents to learn about the inner-workings of local government. The Champaign City Government 101 Academy will educate the public about the organization and operations of the City of Champaign and promote civic engagement.  The […]

City Officials Provide Apartment Building Fire Update and Encourage Fireworks Safety

Media Contact: Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith | 217-403-7212, 840-9434 | randy.smith@champaignil.gov 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. […]