City of Champaign News

City of Champaign – Update on Snow Clearing Efforts

The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues to address the snowfall and accompanying winds that began this morning. Many in-town locations are seeing plows move into the secondary streets as of this evening. Due to blowing snow, additional resources have been deployed to outlying areas. According to Public Works Operations Supervisor, Cory Conrad, “We […]


Champaign City Council Member Marci Dodds Announces Resignation – Effective March 23, 2016

District 4 Council Member Marci Dodds announced today that she is resigning from the Champaign City Council effective March 23, 2016.  Council Member Dodds is resigning because she and husband Jon “Cody” Sokolski are relocating to Chicago. “District 4 is the geographical and metaphorical heart of Champaign and it has been my honor and deepest […]



City Facilities Closed 02.24.16

In order to maintain employee safety and focus on emergency services, due to today’s weather, City Facilities will be closed to the public for routine operations. This includes the City Building and the Public Works building. Emergency services will continue to operate. Crews will be plowing, but many roads will become snow covered and high […]


City Receives Decision from State’s Attorney’s Office Regarding Officer Matt Rush

The City of Champaign and Champaign Police have received written notification from the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, which states that criminal charges will not be filed against Champaign Police Officer Matt Rush. The letter further states that “…if Officer Rush were to return to active duty, we will not call Officer Rush as a witness for the prosecution […]


City to Address Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department will deploy resources to address the snowfall forecast for Wednesday morning through Thursday morning. Forecasters are calling for 4-6” of total accumulation, with high winds. According to Public Works Operations Supervisor, Cory Conrad, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works […]


Residential Fire – 34 E Beardsley Ave

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 34 E Beardsley Ave, Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 7:32 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke coming from the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency […]


Mayor Issues Emergency Order Pertaining to Liquor Sales During “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day”

I, Deborah Frank Feinen, in my capacity as the Liquor Commissioner for the City of Champaign, Illinois, and pursuant to authority granted me in Section 5-91.9 of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 as amended, entitled “Emergency powers,” do hereby find that there may be a threat to the public health, safety and welfare from activities […]


Green Street Lane Closure

In order to install a sign at 519 E. Green Street, Bankier Apartments will be closing one eastbound lane of Green Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. The lane closure will occur between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25.  Eastbound traffic will not be interrupted and will be shifted into the […]