Category: General Press Releases


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 […]

City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2″ or greater. The City of Champaign Public Works Director […]

Christmas Tree Collection Dates Announced

This year, the City of Champaign Christmas Tree Collection program will run from Monday, January 4, 2016, through Friday, January 15, 2016. This collection is available to all residential properties in the City of Champaign within City limits. This program provides an opportunity for residents to recycle their natural Christmas tree at no charge. City […]

2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

    The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, the Champaign County Board, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois invite the public to the 15th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on Friday, January 15, 2016. This year’s event will be held at Parkland College, “U” Building, 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, at 4:00 p.m. This […]

Champaign Fire Department Responds to Apartment Building Fire – 404 Briar Lane

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 404 Briar Lane, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:50 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported light smoke visible, coming from the 2nd floor. Suppression operations began immediately and crews quickly extinguished the exterior fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]

Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Investigations

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030   Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Investigations Today, Champaign Police Detectives and members of the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force arrested 20-year-old Shaundrell D. Brown for the offense of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, a Class X Felony. Brown was arrested for the November 13, […]

Champaign Police Investigate Multiple Robberies Involving Craigslist Scams

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030                                                                                                                            Champaign Police Investigate Multiple Robberies Involving Craigslist Scams The Champaign Police Department has received four recent reports of individuals that were robbed while trying to conduct a business transaction after responding to an ad posting on Craigslist. In each case, the victims […]

Downtown Champaign Street Closures To Accommodate Community Rally

  The City of Champaign is announcing the temporary closure of several streets to accommodate a community rally and march through downtown Champaign this evening (December 15, 2015). The following actions are being taken to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.:  North First Street will be closed between Park Street […]