City of Champaign News

Champaign Fire Department to Bolster Fire Prevention Efforts with FM Global Grant

The Champaign Fire Department has received a $3,000 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.  Because fire continues to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, during the past 35 years FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations around […]


Permits Issued:

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 601 N. Country Fair Dr. $590,000.00 06/28/13 Wm. T. Hundman, Trustee/Fluid Events


City of Champaign is now on UC2B Fiber!

The City of Champaign multiple facility computer network is now completely connected via UC2B fiber! This means reliable and rapid exchange of data between all City facilities is now enabled. In some cases the speed of data transfer is now more than 1000 times faster than pre-fiber speeds. Multiple strands of UC2B fiber coming into […]




Acceptance of Fire Prevention Grant from FM Global

The Champaign Fire Department has received a $3,000 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. FM Global representatives will present the award to Deputy Fire Marshal Janet Maupin at the Champaign Fire Department Training Room located at 307 S. Randolph in Champaign, Illinois on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a fire service connection at 1913 S. Mattis Avenue, Roth Excavation will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Cypress Drive and Devonshire Drive starting on Monday, July 15, 2013, and reopening by Friday, July 19, 2013, weather permitting. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the […]


IDOT – I-57 Night Bridge Work Closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the night work bridge closure over Interstate 57 is scheduled for July 16, 17 and 18. The scheduled closure of Interstate 57 (between the Monticello Rd exit and the I-72 exit) will begin during the overnight hours of Wednesday July 16th for the purpose of removing the […]


Ongoing Shooting Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest

On July 9, 2013 at approximately 10:23 AM Champaign Police arrested Kentrell L. McFarland (20) of 608 E. Vine, Champaign. McFarland was arrested in the 600 block of W. Kilarny in Urbana. Champaign Police Detectives were continuing their investigation into the recent shootings, and were attempting to locate an individual when they observed McFarland involved […]