Category: General Press Releases

Proposed Settlement in Kisica Seets Case

  At their February 2, 2016, meeting, the Champaign City Council will consider approving a settlement to a lawsuit filed in federal court by Kisica Seets against the City of Champaign and four police officers (Case No. 15-cv-2154).  The proposed $70,000 settlement would release all claims against the City and the officers and dismiss the […]


As of 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 3.2 inches of snow during the Tuesday night/ Wednesday morning storm. In order to […]

Champaign Fire Department To Conduct Ice Rescue Training

  The Champaign Fire Department will conduct ice rescue training January 20, 21, and 22, 2016, at Kaufman Lake, 2702 W. Springfield Avenue in Champaign.  Crews will be participating in skill stations designed to prompt crews to observe ice conditions and make appropriate scene size-ups, perform surface rescues from the ice, and safely remove victims from […]

Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer!

Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934 Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer! The City of Champaign is currently accepting applications for entry-level and experienced police officers to join the Champaign Police Department. Dedicated to providing service through trust, integrity and respect, we seek diverse, committed individuals to support and proudly serve the residents […]

Champaign Police Holiday Enforcement Results – Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Violators

Contact:  Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934     Champaign Police Holiday Enforcement Results – Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Violators  From December 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016 the Champaign Police Department participated in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and the Click It or Ticket traffic safety campaigns.  The local effort was part of […]

Residential Fire – 312 W Maple Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 312 W Maple Street, Monday, January 11, 2016, at 6:26 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the 2nd floor and attic area of the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews worked to extinguish the fire. Twelve […]

Commercial Fire – 619 N Country Fair Drive

  The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a working fire at 619 N Country Fair Drive, Country Fair Self-Storage, Friday, January 8, 2016 at 6:50 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke coming from building G.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Sixteen (16) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately thirty-six […]

Champaign Police Seek Information in Fatal Accident Investigation

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030      Champaign Police Seek Information in Fatal Accident Investigation On January 7, 2016 at approximately 11:11 PM, Champaign Police Department officers responded to the area of Olympian Dr., approximately 100 to 500 yards west of Market St. for an injured subject. Upon arrival, officers located a bicyclist that had […]

January 12, 2016 Regular Study Session Agenda

The City Council agenda for the January 12, 2016 Regular Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download a copy […]

Public Invited to Meet Library Director Finalists at Community Forum

“Your Next Library Director”: Meet-the-Candidates Community Forum January 14 The Library Board of Trustees has selected four finalists for the Library Director position, all of whom will be in Champaign next week for interviews and to meet community members. The community forum will be held Thursday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m., in the Champaign City […]