City of Champaign News

Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards to be Included in Immigrant Welcome Award Ceremony

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are excited to announce a new collaboration with the CU Immigration Forum to co-sponsor the Immigrant Welcome Award Ceremony and Celebration. The event will be held September 23, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Muslim American Society Center (2011 Brownfield Rd, Urbana). This event is free and open to […]


Update – Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting – 300 block of N. Walnut St.

On August 20, 2017 at approximately 3:59 AM, Champaign Police responded to a public parking lot in the 300 Block of N. Walnut St., after receiving multiple reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found a 30-year-old male victim suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.  Officers on scene provided medical aid, and the victim was […]


Police Investigate Fatal Shooting – 300 block of N. Walnut St.

On August 20, 2017 at approximately 3:59 AM, Champaign Police responded to a public parking lot in the 300 Block of N. Walnut St., after receiving multiple reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found a 30-year-old male victim suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.  Officers on scene provided medical aid, and the victim was […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

 In order to facilitate contracted tree work, the Public Works Department will close one westbound lane of Kirby Avenue just east of the intersection of Kirby Avenue and Fourth Street.  The work will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 21 and is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. The City appreciates the cooperation […]


Online Auction: 2000 Ford E-Series Van

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is auctioning off a used 2000 Ford E-Series Van via eBay auction. Additional information, including photos of the vehicle can be viewed by clicking this link 2000 Ford E-Series Van or by visiting this website http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/202025562266?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT  by 2:51pm  (CST) on Friday, August 25, 2017.


Code Compliance, Forestry Tackle Dangerous Trees on Private Property

In recent weeks, Inspector Kim Burnett has been responding to complaints about dangerous trees throughout Champaign. With the cooperation with Forestry Supervisor Andrew Lamoreux, imminently dangerous trees have been identified. Several of those trees were found to be dead ash trees that have been killed due to Emerald Ash Borer infestation. One dying willow tree […]



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 […]


City Staff Gives Supplies, Gathers Ideas at CU Days

The Community Relations Office (CRO) participated in a community resource fair at CU Days, which was held at Douglass Park on Saturday, August 12. Dozens of families visiting the City resource booth received school supplies, information from several City departments, and a variety of City-branded giveaway items including cloth bags, t-shirts, seed packets, tubes of […]


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 […]