City of Champaign News

Police Investigate Domestic Dispute

On October 15, 2013 at 11:48 a.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of W. Springfield Ave for a reported domestic dispute. Upon arrival, officers learned from the 28 year-old female victim that she had recently fled from inside the apartment, and suspect Jerry O’Neal II and their three month-old infant child […]

2014 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration – Call for Nominations

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College and University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Countywide Celebration. Awardees will be honored Friday, January 17, 2014, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign at 4:00 p.m. Individuals and Organizations can be nominated […]

Public Works September Service Requests

The Public Works Department saw a decrease in service requests submitted during the month of September. Citizens and City staff submitted 265 total requests during September 2013. The count decreased by 77 (-22%) compared to the 342 requests that were received during the month of August. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded […]

811 North State Street Demolition Update

The contractor has rescheduled the start of the demolition of the City owned building at 811 North State Street. Demolition is now scheduled to begin on October 21. Equipment will be moved on site and perimeter fencing will be placed around the site October 18 or 19.  Actual building demolition is expected to take about […]

University Avenue Lane Closure

Jeremy Lew & Associates is announcing an upcoming lane closure on University Avenue for window work at 17 E University Avenue (Inman Place). An eastbound lane of University Avenue will be closed from Walnut Street to Market Street on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 7am to 6pm. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane […]


The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 2811 W Kirby $950,000.00 10/07/13 Richard Niemann, Jr./Pets Plus and Ace Hardware

Domestic Violence Expo

Each year October is designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Statistics indicate one woman in four will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. On October 3, 2013, the Champaign Police Department, along with the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Center for Women in Transition, and Community Elements sponsored a Domestic Violence Expo at Garden Hills […]

Fire Hazardous Materials Team Awarded Funds

The Champaign Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team has been awarded $1,000 from Illinois American Water Company to purchase foam application distribution devices. These devices are critical to the fire department’s efforts to upgrade fire department’s equipment. The addition of this equipment will allow the fire department to adequately supply two elevated streams for foam application […]