City of Champaign News


Citizen’s Police Academy

The Champaign Police Department sponsored eight Champaign citizens attendance at the Champaign County Citizen Police Academy conducted April 11-June 13, 2013. The Citizen Police Academy is an educational and informative program that provides citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that face law enforcement in Champaign County.  The weekly classes are held at the […]


Champaign Police and Firefighters Pension Funds Compare Favorably to Others

The results of actuarial valuations for all Downstate Police and Firefighters Pension Funds were released by the Public Pension Division of the Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI), who regulate the Downstate funds. While Champaign’s funds are not fully funded, their funding levels are well above the average of other Downstate pension funds as shown below. […]


2013 Heroes and Helping Hands Awards

Prior to the City of Champaign Council meeting next Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Champaign Fire and Police Departments will honor nearly a dozen people who in the last year found themselves in the midst of an emergency. Faced with crisis situations, these civic-minded helpers and heroes provided exemplary aid to their fellow citizens and the […]


Market Street (Kenyon to Olympian) Construction Work to Begin

Starting Monday, April 15, 2013, weather permitting, Cross Construction Company will begin construction activities on the Market Street (Kenyon to Olympian) Improvement Project. For the initial construction phase, Cross Construction will concentrate their work on the east side of Market Street, between Kenyon Road and Wallace Avenue.  Access will be maintained at all times to […]


April 16, 2013 City Council Agendas

The City Council Agenda for the April 16, 2013 Regular Council Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meetings are open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Download a copy of […]


Champaign Police Conduct a Death Investigation (407 S. State Street)

On Friday, April 12th, at approximately 6:10 AM, Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at an apartment located at 407 S. State Street. While at the scene, firefighters discovered the body of a deceased person. Fire department personnel then contacted Champaign Police to assist with the investigation. Champaign Police are treating this investigation […]


STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony to happen April 25th

When: Thursday, April 25, 2013 Expo – 5:30 pm; Awards Ceremony – 7:00 pm Where: Hilton Garden Inn 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign Event Details On Thursday, April 25, 2013, the Neighborhood Services Department and the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board will host the Fourth Annual STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Expo and Awards Ceremony. The […]


Early Morning Fire at 407 S. State St.

Champaign Fire Department responded to an early morning apartment fire with one person left dead in the apartment early this morning at a two story apartment complex on the corner of State and Healey Streets.  Fire and Police are still on the scene investigating the cause of the fire. Firefighters located one victim in the […]


Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch at a previous water main break, Illinois American Water will be closing a northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Hessel Blvd and Haines Blvd. The lane closure will begin on Monday, April, 15, 2013 and will be reopened by Monday, April 22, 2013. Northbound traffic will be reduced […]