Category: General Press Releases

Public Input Welcomed Concerning Proposed Changes to Vehicles for Hire Regulations

To improve service to customers and enhance operations for business owners, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana are considering several changes to both Cities’ Vehicles for Hire (taxi/limo) Ordinance regulations.  Some of the proposed changes include: improving customer safety, eliminating zone rates, changing vehicle posting requirements, and modifying inspection requirements.  A document outlining the proposed […]


City of Champaign to Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week – May 6-12

The City of Champaign will proudly celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 6-12, 2018. A national event, Public Service Recognition Week honors the devotion and commitment of those who serve our country at the local, county, state, and federal level. The City will use this opportunity to honor our employees for their hard work and […]


Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts this Weekend 4/27-4/28, 2018

Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts April 27 & 28, 2018 The Champaign-Urbana community is hosting the 10th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon. This event is bringing increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area. The City of Champaign encourages drivers to be alert and patient in your travels and to be aware of where driving impacts […]


Community Safety Alert: Suspicious Person Report near Franklin Middle School

This information is being provided to make the community aware of two recent reports in which Franklin Middle School students were approached by a suspicious person while traveling to school. On April 19, 2018, at approximately 7:10 AM, a 13-year-old female student reported that as she was walking to her bus stop near the corner […]


National Community Development Week Marked With Atrium Display

National Community Development Week is an annual celebration of the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships program during the Congressional Easter Recess. This year National Community Development Week was held during the week of April 2-6.  In order to highlight the impact programs like the CBDG and the HOME Investment Partnerships […]


Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Truckload Sale

Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Truckload Sale The City of Champaign in partnership with the City of Urbana and the University of Illinois Extension are hosting a One Day Truckload Sale for those interested in purchasing rain barrels or compost bins. The sale will be 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 5 at 208 […]


Property Crimes Investigation Leads to Felony Theft Arrest

After several months of property crime investigation, Champaign Police arrested 43-year-old Urbana man, Kirit Patel for the offense of Felony Theft, for his involvement in the sale, resale, and possession of stolen property. Patel, who is the business owner of Krispy Krunchy Chicken (922 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign), is accused of using the restaurant to […]


UPDATE: Suspect Identified in April 6 Subway Restaurant Robbery

Champaign Police have identified 31-year-old Steven E. Johnson as the primary suspect in an armed robbery that took place Friday, April 6, 2018, at Subway Restaurant, located at 1101 N. Mattis Ave. Restaurant staff reported that on last Friday, at approximately 1:21 PM, the suspect entered the business and demanded money while implying a weapon.  An undetermined […]


Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery – Subway Restaurant (1101 N. Mattis Ave.)

Today, at approximately 1:21 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Subway Restaurant, located at 1101 N. Mattis Ave. for a reported armed robbery. According to restaurant staff, a subject entered the location and demanded money while implying a weapon.  The subject took an undetermined amount of currency before fleeing the scene on foot.  No injuries were reported. […]