City of Champaign News



1107 S Fourth St. – Standpipe Shut Down

Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear was notified by Fire Marshal John Koller on June 6, 2013 that the sprinkler inspection and test report that the Fire Department received showed that the standpipe system was shut off in the building. Fire Marshal Koller requested that the Code Compliance Division contact the owner to get the standpipe […]


Neighborhood Stabilization Program Audit

Brian Godlewski from the Illinois Housing Development Authority conducted an audit of Champaign’s NSP files for compliance. NPD staff was commended for having all files in an orderly arrangement that allowed the audit to be completed in a timely manner. The City received a letter from IHDA noting that the City was found in compliance […]


Fiscal Year 2013 HOME Investment Partnerships Program Formula Allocations

The City of Champaign received a slight decrease in FY 2013/14 funding ($266,521) from the anticipated budget estimate of $273,901. The final and the estimate were reductions compared to the FY 2012/13 allocation of $298,367. The following information from HUD provides an explanation of the funding allocation. Champaign receives the HOME funds from the Urbana […]


FY 2013 CDBG Formula Allocation

The City of Champaign received a slight increase in FY 2013/14 funding ($704,817) from FY 2012/13 ($702,739). This final figure is contrary to our original estimate of $645,114, which was based on federal information and our national trade organization reports. The following information from HUD provides an explanation of the funding allocation. Staff is now […]


Champaign Connection – Episode 36

  The 36th episode of Champaign Connection airs through the end of July.  Dorothy David talks about her promotion to City Manager and reviews the challenges and opportunities the City is facing.  Dennis Schmidt (Public Works Director) highlights several of the projects that Public Works crews will tackle this construction season. Doug Forsman (Fire Chief) discusses […]


Green Street Lane Closure

Broeren Russo Construction, Inc. has scheduled an upcoming lane closure on Green Street for construction of the 112 E. Green Street Apartments. A portion of the westbound lane of Green Street between Second and First Streets (adjacent to the property) will be closed from Monday, June 24, 2013, through Friday, November 1, 2013. The closure […]


Police Search for Shooting Suspect

The Champaign Police Department is asking for assistance with locating 20- year-old RODELL WILLIAMS of Champaign. WILLIAMS is wanted for the offense of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in connection with the shooting incident that occurred on June 17, 2013, in the 1000 block of Northwood Street, where the suspect reportedly fired shots at a […]


Mayor’s Emergency Order for Saturday, June 29th

I. Don Gerard, in my capacity as the Liquor Commissioner for the City of Champaign. lllinois, and pursuant to authority granted me in Section 5-91.1 of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 as amended, entitled “Emergency powers,” do hereby enter the following emergency order in relation to the events known as Bloomington Gold Corvette Tour and […]