City of Champaign News


Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation – (100 Block of E. Roper Street)

Champaign police are currently conducting a death investigation in the 100 block of E. Roper Street. On September 6, 2013, at approximately 12:27 PM, police were dispatched to a check welfare call at the victim’s home.  Upon arrival, officers met with family members who were at the home of an unresponsive woman.  Preliminary information indicates […]


Missing Teen Located

Missing Champaign teenager, Cleo Younce was located safe and unharmed today, September 6, 2013, in Cape Giardeau, Missouri. Shortly before noon, Cape Girardeau Police Officers located Ms. Younce, along with her suspected abductor, coming out of a Wal-Mart Store in Cape Girardeau. The suspect, Nicholas Hurley, age 21, was taken into custody and arrested without […]


Missing Teen Located

MISSING TEEN LOCATED Missing Champaign teenager, Cleo Younce was located safe and unharmed today, September 6, 2013, in Cape Giardeau, Missouri.  Shortly before noon, Cape Girardeau Police Officers located Ms. Younce, along with her suspected abductor, coming out of a Wal-Mart Store in Cape Girardeau.  The suspect, Nicholas Hurley, age 21, was taken into custody […]


UPDATE: Church Street and Neil Street Lane Closures

Champaign – Due to complications experienced with their precast panel installation, English Brothers is altering the previously scheduled plan, the new plan is as follows: In order to set a crane and place precast panels at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will be closing the following lanes of Church Street and […]


Missing Endangered Teen

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a reported abduction involving a 13- year-old female. On Thursday, September 5, 2013, at approximately 3:28 pm, the Champaign Police Department received a report advising that Cleo Younce, age 13, was missing from her residence in the 2400 block of Hathaway Dr. in Champaign.  Upon arrival, officers were informed […]


Church Street and Neil Street Lane Closures

In order to set a crane and place precast panels at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will be closing the following lanes of Church Street and Neil Street adjacent to the property:  Tuesday, September 3 (EASTBOUND LANE OF CHURCH ST) The eastbound lane of Church Street will be closed between Randolph […]


August Service Requests

The Public Works Department saw a decrease in service requests submitted during the month of August. Citizens and City staff submitted 342 total requests during August 2013. The count decreased by 81 (-19%) compared to the 423 requests that were received during the month of July. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded […]


City Partners with Champaign Center Partnership and Community Elements to launch “Make Real Change” Campaign

The Champaign Center Partnership and Community Elements in conjunction with the City of Champaign launched the “Make Real Change” program on August 16th.  This program aims to bring awareness to the issue of aggressive panhandling in the Downtown and Campustown districts as well as provide donation points enabling the public to “redirect their giving”.  The […]


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 307 E. Daniel $2,686,827.00 08/29/13 Campus Investors/Multifamily