City of Champaign News

EISN Promotes Safe Work Practices

On January 17, 2013, the City hosted a meeting of the Eastern Illinois Safety Network (EISN) at the Fire Department. The Eastern Illinois Safety Network is a group of health and safety professionals from the area that meet to help promote safe work practices for a variety of organizations.  Risk Manager Larry Krause arranged to […]


Illinois Open Technology Second Meeting

Join us for the second Champaign meeting in the Illinois Open Technology Challenge (ILOpenTech) on Wednesday, January 30, 2012 from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green Street, Champaign, IL. ILOpenTech brings governments, developers and communities together in a common mission to use public data and create digital tools that […]


Website Updates and Enhancements

The City of Champaign is starting out the new year by implementing a plan to gradually bring updates and enhancements to the homepage of the City Website over the next several months. These updates include: Image Slider to advertise timely events and information from the City of Champaign. Improved Events Calendar with more events and […]


Cause Determination: Victor St. Fire

House/Garage Fire at 205 N. Victor St. When: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Time of Call: 4:14 AM Time of Arrival: 4:18 AM Second Alarm: 4:25 AM Fire Out: 6:30 AM Where: 205 N. Victor St. Owner: Mr. Don Dunlap Cause of fire: Investigators remain at the scene. Dollar Loss: Heavy fire loss to interior and […]



Victor St. Fire

What: House / Garage Fire at 205 N. Victor When: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Time of Call: 4:14 AM Time of Arrival: 4:18 AM Second Alarm: 4:25 AM Fire Out: 6:30 AM Where: 205 N. Victor St. Occupant: Owner: Mr. Don Dunlap Cause of fire: Investigators remain at the scene. Dollar Loss: Heavy fire loss […]


Champaign Police Make Three Arrests in Copper Thefts

Champaign Police, the Champaign County Sherriff’s Office, and the Urbana Police Department served a search warrant in the 500 block of W. Beardsley Friday, January 18 in connection with the recent incidents of criminal damage and thefts of copper from various businesses and residences within Champaign County.  The warrant resulted in the recovery of numerous items suspected […]


2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Video

Staff from the Information Technologies Department recently completed post-production/editing of the  ceremony which was held 9/27/12 in Champaign. The video features speeches by this year’s award recipients, cultural entertainment, and features a recap of the 10-year history of the event by City Manager Steve Carter. The video will play on CGTV throughout the year, and […]


City of Champaign Provides Grants to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the award of more than $16,000 in grants to help six non-profit agencies bridge the digital divide in Champaign. The grants will be used to improve several public computing centers and to provide public education and training opportunities for Champaign’s underserved.  Jeff Hamilton, Telecommunications/AV Technician for the […]


Public Works Grounds Cleanup

Cleanup of the grounds behind the Public Works building are underway. One major task involved clearing a large pile of bricks which had been stored on wooden pallets, but eventually deteriorated due to exposure to precipitation, sunlight, etc. In the fall of 2011, a local minority contractor, Hayes Landscape Service, stacked 85,600 of the bricks […]