City of Champaign News

Residential Fire – 1704 Scottsdale Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1704 Scottsdale Drive on February 26, 2016, at 1:35 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported light smoke coming from the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response […]


Entry-Level Police Officer Recruitment Update

On February 17, the Police and Human Resources Departments hosted a study session for those interested in taking the entry-level police officer written exam. Approximately 90 people participated in this voluntary session, which included a practice exam and an opportunity to ask questions and receive information about the test format and content. This study session was […]


March 1, 2016 Regular City Council Meeting and Post Study Session

The City Council agendas for the March 1, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and […]



Neil Street and Columbia Avenue Lane Closures

In order to repair a sanitary sewer interceptor, Urbana Champaign Sanitary District and Stark Excavating will be closing lanes at the intersection of Neil and Columbia: – Northbound and southbound Neil Street traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Lanes will shift near the intersection of Columbia Avenue. – Eastbound Columbia Avenue […]


City of Champaign – Update on Snow Clearing Efforts

The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues to address the snowfall and accompanying winds that began this morning. Many in-town locations are seeing plows move into the secondary streets as of this evening. Due to blowing snow, additional resources have been deployed to outlying areas. According to Public Works Operations Supervisor, Cory Conrad, “We […]


Champaign City Council Member Marci Dodds Announces Resignation – Effective March 23, 2016

District 4 Council Member Marci Dodds announced today that she is resigning from the Champaign City Council effective March 23, 2016.  Council Member Dodds is resigning because she and husband Jon “Cody” Sokolski are relocating to Chicago. “District 4 is the geographical and metaphorical heart of Champaign and it has been my honor and deepest […]



City Facilities Closed 02.24.16

In order to maintain employee safety and focus on emergency services, due to today’s weather, City Facilities will be closed to the public for routine operations. This includes the City Building and the Public Works building. Emergency services will continue to operate. Crews will be plowing, but many roads will become snow covered and high […]


City Receives Decision from State’s Attorney’s Office Regarding Officer Matt Rush

The City of Champaign and Champaign Police have received written notification from the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, which states that criminal charges will not be filed against Champaign Police Officer Matt Rush. The letter further states that “…if Officer Rush were to return to active duty, we will not call Officer Rush as a witness for the prosecution […]