City of Champaign News

Suspect Apprehended in Attempted Carjacking Investigation, Arrested on Additional Charges of Aggravated Battery and Mob Action

For Immediate Release October 30, 2015                                                            Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels 217-202-7355        troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us Suspect Apprehended in Attempted Carjacking Investigation, Arrested on Additional Charges of Aggravated Battery and Mob Action At approximately 2:56 AM, Champaign Police were called to the […]


Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation

For Immediate Release October 30, 2015                                                         Contact:  Lieutenant Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030                david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation On Monday, October 19, 2015, at approximately 5:30 PM, Champaign Police responded […]


Financial Forecast Projects Positive Outlook and Increasing City Revenues

Conservative financial policies and proactive measures taken during the recession continue to pay off as the City of Champaign’s financial forecast shows continued growth in our local economy and City revenues. The forecast predicts additional funding will be available to address some of the City’s more critical needs, like street repairs and public safety staffing. […]


Fire Department Reminds Everyone to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries”

This weekend is the end of Daylight Saving Time. On Sunday, November 1 at 2 a.m., we turn our clocks back. The City of Champaign Fire Department encourages everyone to look forward to safety and “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.” Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting by half the risk of dying in a […]


November 3, 2015 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session Agendas

The City Council agendas for the November 3, 2015 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 encouraged. […]


Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release October 28, 2015                                                            Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030          david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery On October 28, 2015 at approximately 10:59 AM, Champaign Police responded to First Financial Bank, located at 1611 S. Prospect Ave. […]


October 27 and 28, 2015 Council Goal Setting Agenda

The City Council agenda for the October 27-28, 2015 Special Study Sessions (Council Goal Setting) is now available online. These meetings will be held at the Illinois Terminal Building, 45 E. University Avenue, at 7:00 p.m. on both evenings. The meetings are open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download the […]


Washington Street Bridge Project

In order to complete bridge repairs, Stark Excavating Inc. will close Washington Street between First Street and Second Street. The work will begin on October 26, 2015, and is expected to be completed by November 30, 2015, weather permitting. Please avoid the area during the closure of Washington Street. The City of Champaign would like […]


POLICE INVESTIGATE HOME INVASION

For Immediate Release October 22, 2015                                               Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-621-4647            david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us POLICE INVESTIGATE HOME INVASION Last night, at approximately 9:48PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Mayfair Rd. for a shots fired report. Upon arrival, […]


Dangerous Tree Referrals

On October 1,Kim Burnett, Environmental Inspector received a referral from Andrew Lamoreux, Forestry Supervisor regarding dead honey locusts trees at two locations on private property which posed hazards to pedestrians and vehicle traffic. Burnett investigated both locations and issued a Notice to Abate on October 2 to both property owners to abate the hazardous conditions […]