City of Champaign News

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 […]


Community Members Address Gun Violence

Concerned Community Members will hold a news conference to address recent acts of gun violence. What: Community Members will address four (4) recent incidents related to gun violence involving youth and young adults. Who: Pastor Lekevie Johnson, Jericho Missionary Baptist Church Herb Burnett, Business Owner Janice Mitchell, Urbana Community Member Will Kyles, Council Member, District […]



Champaign Police Department is asking for Community Assistance to End Gun Violence

In response to the recent shootings, the Champaign Police Department has been engaging community members in an effort to prevent further acts of violence. The Champaign Police Department is continuing to investigate the shootings that have occurred since Friday afternoon. To date, several witnesses have been interviewed, evidence collected and one suspect arrested for Aggravated […]




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 310 E. Springfield $696,646.00 06/05/13 Pickus Companies/Alteration–Apartments


Market Street

Cross Construction continues working on the infrastructure improvements to Market Street from Kenyon Drive to Olympian Drive. Work on the installation of new PCC Sidewalk and curb & gutter along the east side of Market Street continues. When completed, this work will replace the deteriorating section of pavement, replace sidewalk, install new street lighting, provide […]


Fourth Street

Stark Excavating continues to make progress towards the project completion. The construction of curb and gutter, on the last stage of Hazelwood, has been completed. The proposed pavement on Hazelwood will be installed by the end of next week, weather permitting. Currently, Stake is installing the 10-foot combination sidewalk and bike path along the west […]


May Service Request Totals

A total of 404 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during May 2013 in the Public Works Department. This count decreased by 198 (33%) requests compared to the 602 requests that were received in April. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Forty-six (11%) of the […]