City of Champaign News

City of Champaign to Preserve and Increase Accessibility to Historical Documents

  At their January 26, 2016, meeting, the Champaign City Council approved a project to preserve Council documents from the City’s inception through the present. This project will also make the documents more accessible to both historians and members of the general public. The documents to be preserved include City Council meeting minutes, resolutions, and […]


Solar Urbana-Champaign

On January 28, Planning and Development Staff attended a Solar Power Hour at the Champaign County Farm Bureau to learn about solar incentives for residents and businesses in Champaign County.  Solar Urbana-Champaign is an exciting opportunity for Champaign County residents and businesses to receive significant discounts on the purchase and installation of solar panels.  The […]


New Art Exhibit in Council Chambers

The revolving art exhibit in Council Chambers was recently updated and now features the work of local artist Lisa Kesler.  Ms. Kesler is a full-time studio artist with a studio proudly located in downtown Champaign.   A University of Illinois graduate, Ms. Kesler experiments in a variety of media, but primarily focuses on acrylic painting, encaustic painting, […]


Champaign Planning and Development Director Leads Pro Bono Planning Team

Champaign’s Planning and Development Director Bruce Knight, FAICP, led a pro bono planning assistance team in West Melbourne, Florida, January 25-29.  Volunteering their time and expertise,  Knight led a team of professional planners on a Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) Project for the American Planning Association (APA). The CPAT program matches communities with little or no planning […]



Police Make Arrest in Sex Crime Investigation

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us                                                                                                            Police Make Arrest in Sex Crime Investigation In November of 2015, the Champaign Police Department began an investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student of Gerber […]



Community Reinvestment Group

The Community Reinvestment Group kicked off the new year with a new monthly date and meeting location. The group, comprised of banks, local government and nonprofit housing providers, will meet the second Wednesday of the month at the Parkland Business Development Center. The City of Champaign previously hosted this group each month over the past […]


Champaign Connection – Episode #49

Catch another exciting episode of the multiple-award winning show Champaign Connection, running now through the end of March. On this episode: Winter is slowly coming to an end and soon spring will be here, now’s the time to start thinking about “Spring Cleaning”.  Yes, that’s right “Spring Cleaning,” but this is not your typical spring […]


Homeless Point In Time Survey

On Thursday, January 28 from 5-8 pm, the Champaign Police Department again served as the headquarters for the federally-required homeless “Point In Time” survey that is conducted annually by the Champaign County Continuum of Care. The volunteers are first trained and then go to various locations in Champaign-Urbana-Savoy to survey persons experiencing homelessness.  This year’s […]