Category: General Press Releases

Champaign City Manager Announces Finance Director Appointment

City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that Kay Nees, currently the City of Champaign’s City Accountant, will be promoted to the Finance Director position effective June 26, 2017. Ms. Nees has worked for the City of Champaign for the last three years and has more than 18 years of experience working in government accounting.  […]

Police Investigate Shooting – 500 Block of E. Eureka

This evening at approximately 6:14 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 500 Block of E. Eureka St., after receiving multiple reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, Police located a 24-year-old male victim suffering from several gunshot wounds.  The victim was immediately transported to an area-hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced […]

Champaign’s Human Relations Commission Promotes Human Rights Protections and Community Unity

Today Champaign’s Human Relations Commission stands united with other human rights organizations across the country in a nationwide effort to protect human rights, fight discrimination, and promote inclusion and community unity. “Our society is built upon the principles of equal rights and opportunities for all,” said Commission Chair Alissia Young.  “Recent events across the country […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident at Market Place Shopping Center

Yesterday, at approximately 9:06 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Market Place Shopping Center, located at 2000 N. Neil St., after receiving reports of gunfire. Preliminary investigations suggest that an argument took place within the mall, leading to one of the parties involved firing at least one gun round.  The individuals involved in the dispute […]

Champaign Police Encourage Seat Belt Safety, May 15 -May 30

As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Champaign Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. The national seat-belt enforcement campaign will take place through May 30, concurrent with Memorial Day celebrations, one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year. Click […]

MCORE Update – Work to close Green Street in front of Illini Union

*Road Closure – Green Street from Wright Street to Goodwin Avenue *Reverse Traffic Direction – Mathews Avenue from Springfield Avenue to Green Street Green Street will be closed to through traffic from Wright Street to Goodwin Avenue at 7:00 am Monday, May 22, 2017 until further notice. The traffic direction on Mathews Avenue from Springfield […]

Police Employees and Citizens Recognized at Champaign Police Awards Ceremony

The Champaign Police Department hosted its annual Employee Awards Ceremony Tuesday night to acknowledge staff’s positive commitments to the community and to highlight the Department’s dedicated pledge of “service through trust, integrity and respect.” Nominated by their peers for their standout acts of service over the previous calendar year, police officers and civilian staff were […]

Champaign Police Kick-Off National Police Week with Historical Display

In honor of National Police Week, the Champaign Police Department has transformed one of its spaces into a history museum, displaying artifacts and documents that showcase the progress of the Department since its establishment in 1860.   Among the antiques on display: the first City Building police blotter desk from 1889; an original police officer’s […]

Champaign Employees Give Back: Volunteer on Community Service Project

City of Champaign employees volunteered their time for a good cause on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  The culminating event in the City’s celebration of National Public Service Recognition Week, City staff and their families helped clean up litter around the detention pond in the Ashland Park subdivision.  For three years running, this area has been […]

Public Invited to Recognize a City Employee with a “Champaign TOAST”

In association with Public Service Recognition Week, the City of Champaign is promoting an easy way for the public to acknowledge City employees who go above and beyond the call of duty.  Members of the public who want to recognize the exceptional service provided by City staff can do so by sending the employee a […]