City of Champaign News

Police Provide Update into Shooting Investigations

The Champaign Police Department is seeking the community’s support and assistance regarding information on two shootings that occurred Friday evening. The first incident occurred at approximately 9:07 PM in the 2000 Block of Cynthia Drive, where a 25-year-old male victim was shot and sustained a non-life-threatening injury. The victim was ultimately treated and released from […]


Residential Fire – 2 Hanover Court Unit A

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2 Hanover Court Unit A, Friday, December 8, 2017, at 7:17 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of a single-story duplex. Suppression efforts began immediately. Firefighters deployed hose lines inside the duplex and quickly […]


Police Investigate Shootings – 2000 Block of Cynthia Drive and 500 Block of W. University Avenue

This evening, at approximately 9:07 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2000 Block of Cynthia Dr., after receiving reports of multiple shots fired. Preliminary investigation reveals that a 25-year-old male victim was sitting in a vehicle when he was shot and subsequently transferred to an area hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. At 9:20 […]



In-Town Neighborhood Listening Session

On Thursday, December 7, approximately 70 residents from the In-Town Neighborhood Association and the Washington Street Neighborhood Association attended a Listening Session at the Champaign Public Library.  The purpose of the Listening Session was to hear interests and concerns as they relate to zoning and development regulations for new buildings in the In-Town Zoning Districts.  At […]


State Street Lane Closure

In order to complete storm sewer and pavement repairs, Duce Construction will close the northbound lane of State Street between Kirby Avenue and Fox Drive.  This work will start on Monday, December 11 at 7:00 a.m., and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by noon on Tuesday, December 12.   Traffic will remain […]


Online Auction for 2007 Ford Ranger

The City of Champaign is auctioning a surplus 2010 Ford Fusion. To view vehicle details and/or place a bid, please visit the online auction here , or at https://www.ebay.com/itm/192391165766. The auction will end on Tuesday, December 15, 2017 at 11:00am CSTOnline



Residential Exterior Rehabilitation Program

The City has closed on its first four Residential Exterior Rehab Projects. Additionally, there are six other homes approved and in process of closing and ten additional in the application pipeline. The first four homes are all located in the Garden Hills Neighborhood and include two garage repairs, a new roof, and a new driveway. […]


City Applies for Illinois Housing Development Authority Abandoned Property Program Grant

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) applied to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) for $75,000 in their recent Round 3 Funding Cycle. The purpose of the grant program is to use funding in the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund for costs incurred for the securing, maintenance, and demolition of abandoned residential properties. The funding […]