City of Champaign News

Youth Wanted for Police Explorer’s Program

The Champaign Police Department Explorer Program is looking for youth who would like to learn more about law enforcement to join our post; applications are now being accepted! The Department’s Explorer program is an avenue for students interested in careers in law enforcement, to gain a better understanding of these professions and experience them first […]



Springfield Avenue Road Closure

The City of Champaign has closed Springfield Avenue between First Street and Neil Street until 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2013. The Champaign Fire Department and Public Works Department are continuing to address the site of a fire that occurred at 40 E. Springfield Avenue during the early morning hours on Saturday. North and […]



1010 W. Maple St. Demolition

The property at 1010 W. Maple St. was cited for exterior code violations on January 10, 2012 by Property Maintenance Inspector Michael Novotny. The case was referred to the Legal Department on May 11, 2012. A fifteen day notice of Intent to Seek a Repair or Demolition Order was posted on the property on July […]


Country Fair Apartments

The Country Fair Apartments located at 2106 W White were inspected as part of the systematic multi-family common area program in February 2008. Forty-two buildings were found to have violations of the International Fire Code. In addition, three tenant complaints had been investigated and each case contained various violations. In an effort to gain cooperation […]



Continuum of Care

The Champaign County Continuum of Care (CoC) met on November 5 to approve its new Governance Charter, part of the requirements of the HEARTH Act. The Executive Committee of the CoC is now elected instead of appointed. Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear begins a year-long term as Chair of the CoC. Other business included a […]


Catholic Daughter’s of the America’s Presentation

Rene Dunn, Assistant to the Chief of Police for Community Services, spoke at a meeting of the Catholic Daughter’s of the America’s, Court 1070 on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at St. Mathew’s Parish. Rene discussed identify theft, scams, and the latest surge of stolen vehicles and burglaries to motor vehicles. She also provided the group […]


Champaign Library Earns “Star Library” Award for Efficiency and Service

The Champaign Public Library continued to shine on Library Journal’s latest list of America’s “star libraries.”  In the 2013 ratings, released earlier in November, Champaign was among 263 public libraries to earn “star library” status, placing it among the top 3.5% of public libraries nationwide. Champaign’s library has won this prestigious designation all six years […]