City of Champaign News

Smoke Alarm Blitz – West Champaign

On Saturday, April 14, employees of the Fire Department and Neighborhood Services Department, along with community and Red Cross volunteers, went door-to-door in a west Champaign neighborhood offering to check smoke alarms and install free smoke alarms in homes that needed them. The Smoke Alarm Blitz included approximately 314 homes within the boundaries Kirby Avenue […]


Building Permits Issued

Champaign Fire Department, Building Safety Division issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 507 S Locust $1,192,800 4/12/2018 New Multi-Family 1812 N Neil $750,000 4/18/2018 Alteration McDonalds 2000 N Neil # 490 $515,123 4/12/2018 Alteration Market Place Mall […]



National Community Development Week Marked With Atrium Display

National Community Development Week is an annual celebration of the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships program during the Congressional Easter Recess. This year National Community Development Week was held during the week of April 2-6.  In order to highlight the impact programs like the CBDG and the HOME Investment Partnerships […]


Illegal Dumping

On April 4, 2018, Property Maintenance Inspector Kim Burnett observed several discarded mattresses in a commercial parking lot on North Prospect. Burnett visited with the property manager and provided a 24-hour Notice to Abate. The property manager indicated the mattresses did not originate from their business and were illegally discarded on the property. Burnett provided […]



Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Truckload Sale

Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Truckload Sale The City of Champaign in partnership with the City of Urbana and the University of Illinois Extension are hosting a One Day Truckload Sale for those interested in purchasing rain barrels or compost bins. The sale will be 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 5 at 208 […]


Property Crimes Investigation Leads to Felony Theft Arrest

After several months of property crime investigation, Champaign Police arrested 43-year-old Urbana man, Kirit Patel for the offense of Felony Theft, for his involvement in the sale, resale, and possession of stolen property. Patel, who is the business owner of Krispy Krunchy Chicken (922 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign), is accused of using the restaurant to […]


Devonshire Drive Lane Closure

 In order to repair pavement failures, Otto Baum will be closing the eastbound lane of Devonshire Drive between Prospect Avenue and Neil Street.   Westbound Devonshire Drive will be divided into two lanes to facilitate traffic.  Repair work will begin on Monday, April 16, 2018.  The closure is expected to last one week, weather permitting, and […]


City Staff, Human Relations Commissioner Attend DisABILITY Resource Expo

Staff from the Community Relations Office set up a booth at the DisABILITY Resource Expo on Saturday April 7. Community Relations Manager Rachel Joy and Administrative Assistant Ashley Stickels were in attendance. The event was held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vineyard Church in Urbana. Human Relations Commissioner Alissia Young volunteered at the booth as […]