City of Champaign News

Traffic Signals on Generators Due to State Farm Electrical Work

Due to electrical work at the State Farm Center on Thursday, September 29, the traffic signals at the intersections of First Street and Fourth Street along Kirby Avenue will be placed on flash from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Temporary stop signs will be placed at the intersections.  The electrical work will also affect street […]

Police Hold Press Conference as Update to September 25 Shooting Investigations

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 |   Today, the Champaign Police Department held a press conference to provide updates into the September 25, 2016 shooting that resulted in multiple gunshot victims and the death of 22-year-old George Korchev. Preliminary results of the investigation identified an individual believed to be responsible for the Green St. […]

Mattis Avenue Lane Closures

In order to repair an asphalt street, the Public Works Department will intermittently close lanes of Mattis Avenue between John Street and Kirby Avenue.  This work will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27 and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7. Residents will have […]

City Arborists Participate in Saluting Branches Event

City Arborists Participate in Saluting Branches Event On Wednesday, September 21, three City Arborists and the Forestry Supervisor, from the Public Works Department used their skills for a good cause and participated in the second annual Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance Day of Service at Camp Butler National Cemetery, in Springfield. This event is organized […]

UPDATE: Champaign Police Continue Investigations into Overnight Shootings

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | Police continue to ask for the public’s assistance in its investigations into two overnight shootings in the 300 Block of E. Green St. and the 700 Block of S. State St.  This morning, Champaign Police officials provided media reports on overnight shootings in which multiple victims were […]

Mayor Feinen Issues Statement Regarding Overnight Shootings

  Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued the following statement: “On behalf of the City of Champaign, our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims affected by this morning’s shootings.  This tragedy, like all the other incidents of gun violence in our community, is unacceptable.  The Champaign Police Department, University of Illinois Police […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting Incidents & Hit and Run

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | This morning, at approximately 12:38 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 300 Block of E. Green St. in Champaign after receiving multiple reports of shots fired. Four victims were located on-scene with gunshot wounds.  The victims were transported to area hospitals, where one died from his […]

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to facilitate tree work, the Public Works Department will close one lane of traffic on Kirby Avenue across the I-57 overpass (between Duncan Road and Staley Road).  This work will begin at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 and is scheduled to be completed by 11:00 a.m. One lane will remain open at […]

Fourth Street Road Work (Extended)

In order to install water and fire services at 401 E University Avenue, Binder Plumbing has closed a portion of the southbound lane of Fourth Street, south of University Avenue. Northbound and southbound traffic shifts around the work area. The work began on Monday, September 19, 2016. The closure has been extended and the street […]

Bristol Demolition Continues, Firm Hires Resident

Demolition activities have been busy in Bristol Place this week, as fourteen properties are currently under contract to be demolished. One demolition contractor even hired a Bristol resident to work for his company this week. This hire furthers the goals of the Bristol Redevelopment Plan, as it increases minority participation in the project, increases minority […]