Category: General Press Releases

Now Airing on CGTV: Great Authors at the Library, An Evening with Peter McCarty

CGTV and the Champaign Public Library worked together to produce a new video for their “Great Authors at the Library” series. On April 12, author and illustrator Peter McCarty talked about what inspires him and how he creates the many beloved characters in his books such as Hondo & Fabian, Moon Plane, and others. The […]

Emergency Tree Work – Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue

Public Works staff will stabilize a large, potentially dangerous tree near the intersection of Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue. The work has begun and is expected to last into the night.  Partial lane closures will be required in order to facilitate access to the tree by the crews.  The City appreciates the cooperation of travelers […]

Champaign Police Provide Update into Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

This news release comes as an update to the community regarding the June 11, 2017 shooting incident in which Champaign Police Officer James Hobson reported an accidental discharge of his duty weapon during apprehension of a fleeing subject.  The single bullet discharge resulted in the subject, 22-year-old Dehari Banks, being struck in the shoulder and […]

August 8, 2017 Regular City Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the August 8, 2017 Regular Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download the […]

Now Available: Champaign Connection Episode 58

Champaign Connection Episode 58 will be playing on CGTV, YouTube, and the City’s website from now until the end of September. You don’t want to miss this exciting episode where we discuss the responsibilities of the City of Champaign Township. We’ll learn about the two primary functions of the Township – general assistance for those […]

2017 Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics Illinois

2017 marks the 7th annual Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics!   Each July, local law enforcement agencies partner with the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Texas Roadhouse to serve the public a “free lunch” while collecting donations in support of Special Olympics Illinois. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training […]

Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting – 1400 Block of Williamsburg

On July 25, 2017 at approximately 1:30 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1400 Block of Williamsburg after receiving multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area. Upon arrival, police located evidence of gunfire, and shortly thereafter were advised of a 28-year-old male that arrived at Carle Hospital by private vehicle, having suffered a non-critical […]

July 25, 2017 Regular Study Session Agenda

The City Council agenda for the July 25, 2017 Regular Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download […]

CU Fresh Start to Conduct Door to Door Surveys

The CU Fresh Start focused-deterrence initiative has hired a team of local researchers to conduct a door to door survey in selected areas of Champaign and Urbana July 15 through August 12, 2017.  The purpose of the survey is to better understand the experiences, perceptions, and views of residents living in neighborhoods that have recently […]

National Night Out Celebration – August 1

The City of Champaign encourages the community to join us in celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  The public is invited to join in the fun at the community-wide National Night Out event at Beardsley Park (1006 N Walnut Street, Champaign) from 5-7 p.m.  The celebration will include free food, entertainment, inflatables, face painting, […]