City of Champaign News

Fire Department Responds to Facade Collapse – 204 E John St.

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a report of a partial collapse of the brick facade at 204 E John Street, Monday, December 28, 2015 at 9:56 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, crews reported that a 15 foot section of brick facade had fallen from the building and onto a nearby unoccupied […]

Fire Department Responds to Residential Fire – 37 Sycamore Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 37 Sycamore Drive on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 2:24 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Ten (10) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-four […]

Champaign Police Ask for Your Support in Promoting Safe and Happy Holidays

Contact:  Deputy Chief Joe Gallo| 217-403-6911 |     Champaign Police Ask for Your Support in Promoting Safe and Happy Holidays by Encouraging Motorists to Buckle Up and Drive Sober The holiday season is upon us, and for many, “holiday cheer” involves the consumption of alcohol at parties and events. Very unfortunately, there is also a spike in […]

City of Champaign Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that City of Champaign, Illinois has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental […]


CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR  FORECASTED RAIN AND WIND The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the rainfall forecasted to affect our area today and tonight. According to the National Weather Service, periods of heavy rainfall and high wind gusts may accompany this storm. Citizens are encouraged to take […]

2016 STAR Awards Call for Nominations

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the seventh year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy to assist in our neighborhoods and community. Nominations are made […]

State Street Lane Closure

In order to perform an emergency water main repair for Illinois American Water, Cross Construction has closed one southbound lane of State Street between Clark Street and White Street.  The lane closure will reopen by Thursday, December 31, 2015.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.