City of Champaign News

University Avenue Work Update

Progress on University Avenue from Mattis Avenue to State Street continues to move forward. Next week the contractor will continue to construct curb and a sidewalk ramp on the south side of the street. There will be intermittent lane closures throughout the construction period. However, one lane will be open at all times. Access to […]

Unit 4 Future Facilities Recommendations

At the May 13, 2013 Unit 4 Board of Education meeting, the recommendations of the Future Facilities Committee were presented to the Board. Both the PowerPoint presentation given by Dejong Richter, the consultant guiding the process, and the recommendations can be found at The recommendations include building a new Central High School, renovating and […]

Police Department Employee Awards

On May 21, 2013, the Champaign Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception. Award recipients for 2012 are:  Officer of the Year: Dan Ward Employee of the Year: Renae Yandell Distinguished Leadership: Sgt. Bruce Ramseyer Valor Awards: Chris Oberheim, John Lieb Lifesaving: Jodie Burnett, Brian Greear Lifesaving: Greg Manzana, Mike Swaney […]

Champaign Police Department Open House

The Champaign Police Department hosted its second annual Open House for the community on May 18, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm. The event was held during National Police Week (May 12-18, 2013), an event recognizing the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement.  The event provided an opportunity for the public to have […]

Medication Drop-Off Program

The start of the City of Champaign Police Department’s pharmaceutical drug disposal bin was a huge success. The box was emptied almost ten times! School resource officers Brandon Thomas and Robert Wills have contributed a great amount to the success of this program. The boxes will accept prescription, over-the-counter medicines, and veterinary pharmaceuticals from residents. […]

Public Safety Warning

Champaign police detectives are currently searching for a person of interest, Michael A. Mackey, regarding two robberies that have occurred in Champaign. The public is warned not to approach this subject, if recognized. Champaign Police believe that Mackey, who is on parole and has an active parole warrant for his arrest, may be in possession […]

Summer Car Care Workshop at Champaign Library

Get your car ready for the stress of summer with help from local car care experts and the online Auto Repair Reference Center. The Champaign Public Library is hosting a free, hour-long summer car care workshop at the library on Thursday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. Derek Scroggins, Ford City service manager, will offer general […]

Honorary Street Ceremony – Tom Harrington Sr. Way

The City of Champaign will honor Thomas E. Harrington, Sr. by dedicating Saber Drive, between Mattis Avenue and Olympian Drive, as Honorary Tom Harrington, Sr. Way. The honorary street signs will be unveiled on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. during a ceremony at the intersection of Saber Drive and Olympian Drive in Champaign. […]

Green Street Lane Closure

In order to complete preparations for demolition of the existing building and construction of a new building at 519 E. Green Street, Broeren Russo will be intermittently closing the eastbound lane of Green Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastbound traffic will be […]