City of Champaign News


Shooting Suspects Arrested

The suspects, sought in connection with the shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of Mimosa, on last Friday, were arrested. Yesterday, the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force located QWANTRELL L. AYRES and KEVIN I. AKINS at a hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, where both had been staying. QWANTRELL L. AYRES and KEVIN I. AKINS, […]



Bradley and Neil Lane Closures

In order to repair a water main in the intersection of Neil Street and Bradley Avenue, Illinois American Water will close one southbound lane of Neil Street and one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue. The lane closures will begin on Sunday, June 16, 2013, and will reopen by Friday, June 21. Southbound Neil Street traffic […]



Shooting Suspects Wanted

The Champaign Police Department is asking for assistance with locating the suspects pictured below. QWANTRELL L. AYRES and KEVIN I. AKINS, of Champaign, are both wanted for the offense of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in connection with the shooting that occurred on June 7, 2013, in the 1100 block of Mimosa. A warrant was […]


City Computer Network Down for Fiber Implementation

In an effort to enhance City Services, fiber network implementation at the City of Champaign is now underway. This will require our internal network being down for several days while all connections are cut over to our new network. NETWORK DOWNTIME AT ALL FACILITIES 7:00am – Thursday, June 13th through 7:00am – Monday June 17th. […]



Lane Closure on Bradley Avenue (Between Hickory Street and Chestnut Street)

Walden Associated Technologies will be performing routine storm sewer maintenance on Bradley Avenue between Hickory Street and Chestnut Street. In order to complete this work, eastbound and westbound traffic on Bradley Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the work zone. These operations are daytime only and will not impact evening […]


Two Arrests Made in Vine Shooting

On June 10, 2013, Champaign Police officers responded to the area of Fifth & Vine Streets for a report of a drive-by shooting. Reports indicate that suspects, from a silver-colored car, fired shots at a second vehicle. During the gunfire, several rounds struck a house in the 700 block of N. Fifth Street, but no […]