City of Champaign News

Police Arrest Suspect for Making Terrorist-Like Threats

 Champaign police arrested a University of Illinois student for making terrorist-like threats to other students. On August 31, 2013, officers responded to a home in the 200 Block of E. Armory for a resident making terrorist-like threats.  According to witnesses, DANY SAMMAK, 19, of Champaign made repeated terrorist-like threats against other residents and the University […]

Suspect Arrested in Blow Dart Incidents – (300 Block of S. First St. and 400 Block of E. John)

A suspect was arrested today in connection with two incidents involving pedestrians being struck by blow darts in the University of Illinois campus area on August 20, 2013. An anonymous tip led Champaign police detectives to Todd Farthing, 19, of Champaign.  Farthing was located at Parkland College and later arrested at the Champaign Police Department […]

IDOT Planning Street Maintenance Work on Springfield Avenue and University Avenue

IDOT has informed the Public Works Department that sometime during the week of September 3–6, 2013, IDOT will have a contractor performing pavement crack routing and sealing work on Springfield Avenue, between Prospect Avenue and Mattis Avenue, and on University Avenue, starting at Wright Street and extending to Race Street in Urbana. The routing and […]


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 2750-2756 J. T. Coffman $500,000.00 08/27/13 Wilcox Development Group/Multifamily