City of Champaign News

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 […]



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 […]


Jury Convicts Tuscola, IL Man for Distribution, Posession of Child Pornography

(From the US Department of Justice) Urbana, Ill. –A jury deliberated for approximately 1 hour and 30 minuteslate Wednesday afternoon before returning guilty verdicts against Parrish Kappes, 47 of, Tuscola, Ill., for distribution and possession of child pornography. Sentencing for Kappes is scheduled on January 31, 2014. Kappes was indicted by a grand jury in […]



Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to set a crane and place scaffolding for exterior finishes at 217 North Neil Street (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]


Bristol Park Information Street Fair

The Neighborhood Services Department hosted the Bristol Park Street Information Fair on Saturday, September 28. The event was designed to: Promote the upcoming Bristol Park Neighborhood master planning process Provide an update regarding the Bristol Park Neighborhood Improvement Plan implementation efforts Promote the formation of a Garwood neighborhood group Neighborhood Services partnered with Hip Hop […]


Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear, Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson, Administrative Assistant Colleen Madera, and Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin attended the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) held in Peoria, IL on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21. The conference provided an opportunity for neighborhood leaders, community activist, and stakeholders to come together to discuss […]


Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The 2013 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the I Hotel & Conference Center and was attended by over 130 people. The 2013 Award Recipients were:  Entertainment provided by: Nathaniel Banks & Friends Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre Joao Grande Asian American Cultural Center Exhibit Xiaokang Tang Sponsors: […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to set a crane and place scaffolding for exterior finishes at 217 North Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]