City of Champaign News

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

South Prairie St

On August 21, 2013 Property Maintenance Inspector Michael Lambert re-inspected a house on South Prairie St for progress on abating a case of hoarding. The owner is currently relocated to a rehab facility and allies have taken on the responsibility for cleaning up the house and grounds. Contract workers have spent nearly four weeks retrieving […]