City of Champaign News

December Parking Promotion in the Hill Street Parking Deck

During the month of December, the City of Champaign will offer free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck as a thank you for patronizing Downtown businesses. People who spend $5.00 or more at any Downtown business or restaurant are eligible for one free visit in the parking deck, up to four hours on the […]

Residential Fire – 1416 Winding Lane

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1416 Winding Lane, Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 2:13 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke visible, coming from the front door. Rescue operations began immediately. Once rescue operations were complete, crews quickly extinguished the fire. Eleven pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately 28 emergency response […]

Employee Awards and Service Recognition Luncheon

On November 18, 2015, the City held its annual Employee Award and Service Recognition Luncheon at the Round Barn Banquet Center.  This year, more than 250 people, including City Council members, employees, and family members, attended the event. Employee Awards The employee awards recognize employees who exhibit exemplary commitment toward the pursuit of the City’s […]

Champaign Community Coalition sponsors Racial Taboo Event

On November 12, 2015, more than 175 citizens attended a free screening of the documentary Racial Taboo at Centennial High School in Champaign. Like similar viewing events held around the country, the public was invited to view the 53-minute documentary then engage in facilitated small group discussions about racial issues in today’s society. Racial Taboo […]

Champaign Fire Department Encourages a Safe Kitchen This Holiday Season

The kitchen is the heart of the home and the hub for excitement during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people in the home. Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.  […]

Champaign Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Investigation

  For Immediate Release November 20, 2015                                                      Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030                            Champaign Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Investigation Champaign […]

Partial Lane Closure 300 Block of South Wright Street

Duce Construction will be making a sanitary sewer repair on the 300 block of South Wright Street between White Street and Stoughton Street. Traffic will have minimal disruptions during this sanitary sewer repair. Traffic will be allowed through this construction zone. On-street meter parking will NOT BE accessible in this construction area. Construction will begin […]

Traffic Signal Outage

The State Farm Center is conducting a planned power outage for electrical work. This outage will affect the traffic signals at First Street at Kirby Avenue and Fourth Street at Kirby Avenue. The intersections will be controlled by temporary STOP signs. The outage is scheduled for Thursday, November 19 to begin at 6 p.m. and […]