City of Champaign News

Sixth Street and Wright Street Road Closures

In order to perform sanitary sewer interceptor maintenance, SAK Construction and Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District will be temporarily closing the following streets: – Friday, March 24, 2017 — Sixth Street closed between Grove Street and Vine Street – Monday, March 27, 2017, and Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — Wright Street closed between Grove Street and Vine […]


Residential Fire – 516 W Beardsley Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 516 W Beardsley Avenue, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 5:46 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported a fire initially seen on the outside of the residence extending up into the attic.   Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately […]


Smoke Alarm Blitz – Southwest Champaign

Firefighters and staff from the Champaign Fire Department along with volunteers from Christian Sheehan Family Event will be going door-to-door in a southwest Champaign neighborhood Saturday, March 25, 2017, offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them. This Smoke Alarm Blitz, beginning at 8:30 a.m., will  include approximately […]



Administrative Search Warrant – 1401 N. Champaign

Administrative Search Warrant – 1401 N. Champaign On March 9,  at 9:30 am, an administrative search warrant was executed to evaluate the interior condition of the single family residential structure located at 1401 N. Champaign. The inspection was conducted by Rehabilitation Technician Joe Lewis and Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete. The purpose was to evaluate […]



2017 Entry Level Police Mandatory Orientation and Written Exam

2017 Entry Level Police Mandatory Orientation and Written Exam Two hundred and forty-three (243) applied for the Entry-Level Police Officer test for the new eligibility list, and 181 applicants attended the mandatory orientation and sat for the written exam on Saturday March 4. This was an above average turnout for the entry level recruitment process. […]


2017 Entry Level Police Officer Study Session

2017 Entry Level Police Officer Study Session Approximately 68 applicants attended the optional Study Session and Practice Exam at the I-Hotel  on February 21. The Study Session was administered by Stanard & Associates, Inc., the vendor contracted by the City for the 2017 Entry- Level Police Officer Recruitment.


2017 Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment Information Meeting

2017 Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment Information Meeting Approximately 50 prospective candidates attended the Champaign Police Departments 2017 Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment Information meeting on January 24, at the Champaign Public Library. Chief Anthony Cobb welcomed and thanked everyone that attended.  A panel of Police Lieutenants, Sergeants, SWAT., experienced Police Officers and probationary police […]


Fifth Street, Sixth Street, and Wright Street Road Closures

In order to perform sanitary sewer interceptor maintenance, SAK Construction and Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District will be temporarily closing the following streets: – Thursday, March 16, 2017, and Friday, March 17, 2017 — Fifth Street closed between Grove Street and Vine Street – Monday, March 20, 2017, and Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — Sixth Street closed […]