Category: General Press Releases

Champaign Police Investigate Pedestrian & Motor Vehicle Accident

Media Contact:  Lt. Mark Vogelzang |  217-403-6908  |  mark.vogelzang@champaignil.gov  This evening, at approximately 5:53 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 900 Block of W. Bradley Avenue in Champaign after receiving a report of a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arrival, it was apparent that a pedestrian had been struck while attempting to cross the street.  […]

Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling

Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling The City of Champaign offers two convenient options to recycle your Christmas tree this month. Curbside Collection: Trees will be collected in the Blue Zones on January 9 and in the Orange Zones on January 11.  To enjoy this free service, residents simply place their tree within four feet of the […]

New Speed Limits on Kirby and Bradley Overpasses

New Speed Limits on Kirby and Bradley Overpasses Two new Traffic Control Orders were recently approved by the City Manager and will soon be implemented.  The first order will reduce the posted speed limit along Kirby Avenue, between Staley Road and Duncan Road, to 35 mph.  A similar change will be made along Bradley Avenue, […]

Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Domestic Shooting Incident – 500 Block of N. James St.

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   On December 14, 2016, at approximately 6:08 PM, Champaign Police were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of N. James St. after receiving report of a gunshot victim at this location. Upon arrival, officers located a 24-year-old female with an apparent life-threatening gunshot wound to the back.  Medical […]

Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Incident – 300 Block of N. Third Street

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On November 4, 2016, at approximately 11:38 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 300 block of N. Third St. in Champaign for a report of gunfire. Upon arrival, officers located a residence where a party had taken place and found a 17-year-old female who sustained a serious gunshot wound to her […]

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 | geoffrey.coon@champaignil.gov   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 […]