Category: General Press Releases

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

With winter weather 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 […]

Traffic Control Order at Neil and Church

Traffic Control Order at Neil and Church A new Traffic Control Order was recently approved by the City Manager for implementation at the intersection of Neil Street and Church/Main.  This intersection is signalized.  Previously, vehicles were allowed to turn right, from southbound Neil Street onto westbound Church Street, after stopping at the red light.  Vehicles […]

This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for Your Seat Belt

Media Contact:  Sgt. Geoffrey Coon | 217-403-6934 |   The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and with all the excitement, travelers can become more focused on celebrations than getting to their destinations as safely as possible.   Each year in our country, tens of thousands of passenger vehicle […]

Free Parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck During December

Free Parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck During December During the month of December, the City of Champaign will offer free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck, as a thank you for patronizing Downtown businesses. People who spend $5.00 or more at any Downtown business or restaurant are eligible for one free visit […]

Champaign County Multi-Jurisdictional Team Conducts Death Investigation

Media Contact:   Deputy Chief Joe Gallo | 217-403-6926 |   This morning, at approximately 8:38 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 700 Block of S. Sixth St. after receiving citizen reports of a disorderly subject. Preliminary reports reveal that a call was placed to 9-1-1 after a citizen reportedly saw an individual consuming alcohol, running […]

Champaign Police Seek Identified Suspect in Shooting Incident

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 |   On October 29, 2016 at approximately 11:44 PM, Champaign Police responded to 701 N. Neil St. in Champaign for a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of gunfire, and determined that no one had been injured. Throughout this investigation, Detectives have reviewed various pieces of information and evidence, […]

Public Safety Message: Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | The Champaign Police Department provides this message as notice to residents of a continued increase in crimes involving residential and motor vehicle burglaries.  Citizens are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings, to have security measures in place to help in burglary prevention efforts, and to […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident – 100 Block of E. Green Street

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-202-7355 | Tonight, at approximately 9:48 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 100 Block of E. Green Street after receiving multiple reports of shots fired. Preliminary evidence suggests that a domestic altercation took place within an apartment complex, resulting in both of the involved individuals being shot and […]

City Redesigning Website to Improve User Experience – URL Changed to

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce a redesign of the City’s main website is underway which will enhance the public’s access to information and online services, while also improving the functionality of the site on mobile phones and tablets.  The redesign features a clean, modern design, improved navigation, increased content, and implementation of […]