City of Champaign News


Vehicle Burglary Prevention Tips – Champaign Police Warns Public to “Lock Up”

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating multiple cases involving unknown offenders who break into unlocked vehicles and remove items of value left in vehicles. Over the past ten days, the department has taken 34 reports of burglary to motor vehicles occurring throughout the city. Many of these burglaries could have been prevented and occurred […]


Trick or Treat 2013

TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS Halloween, October 31, 2013 Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting aside trick-or-treat hours. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: ** Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held […]


Open House for Phase 1 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvement Project

The City of Champaign and the West Washington Street Watershed Steering Committee will be hosting a project open house for Phase 1 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvement Project. City staff and Steering Committee Members will be available to answer questions about the upcoming project, which is scheduled to begin in the spring of […]


Rotary Grant Takes Library Reading Program to Robeson School

This fall, a grant of $14,800 from Rotary Club of Champaign is making it possible for the library to expand a reading program begun at Garden Hills Elementary School that helps students become motivated readers and encourages library use. Throughout the year, children’s librarians will bring excitement about books and reading into third and fourth […]


The City’s IT Department Received Two National Awards

The City’s Information Technologies Department recently received two more national awards. Both awards were earned in the 2013 Government Programming Awards competition sponsored by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). The video Champaign: So Much to Do, So Much to Love earned an Honorable Mention (top 5) award in the Event/Program Promotion […]



October 22, 2013 Regular Study Session Agenda

The City Council Agenda for the October 22, 2013 Regular Council Study Session Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meetings are open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Download a […]



October 8 & 9, 2013 Council Goal Setting Agenda

The City Council Agenda for the October 8 & 9 Council Goal Setting Meeting is now available online.  This meeting will be held in the Illinois Terminal Building, Fourth Floor, CityView Banquet and Meeting Center, 45 East University Ave. in Champaign, at 7:00pm.  The meetings are open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. […]