City of Champaign News

City Applies for Illinois Housing Development Authority Abandoned Property Program Grant

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) applied to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) for $75,000 in their recent Round 3 Funding Cycle. The purpose of the grant program is to use funding in the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund for costs incurred for the securing, maintenance, and demolition of abandoned residential properties. The funding […]


Bristol Demolition Update

The structure at 110 E. Bellefontaine was demolished this week. Family members and friends of the Apostolic Faith Church came out to view the demolition of their old church. The contractor allowed members to view the church before he demolished the building. Although this was bittersweet for the family members and friends, they told stories and reminisced about […]


Champaign City Government 101 Graduation Celebration

Graduates of the 2017 Academy of Champaign City Government 101(CCG-101) were recognized during a graduation celebration held on Tuesday, December 5. The celebration began with a dinner reception for CCG-101 students, the Mayor, City Council, and staff. Information on City Boards and Commissions was available to the students, as there are several CCG-101 alumni who […]


New Panels, Human Relations Commission Attend Meet and Greet Reception

Staff from the Community Relations Office hosted a meet and greet reception for Human Relations Commissioners(HRC), Citizen Review Subcommittee members, and the Use of Force Review Board to celebrate the end of their training. Staff in attendance included Assistant City Attorney Laura Hall, Deputy Chiefs Troy Daniels, Dave Shaffer, Joe Gallo and Lt. Tod Myers. […]




Champaign Police Provide Conclusion into Internal Investigation of Officer-Involved Shooting

Champaign Police provide this news release as an update into the Department’s internal investigation of the June 11, 2017 shooting incident in which Champaign Police Officer James Hobson reported an accidental discharge of his duty weapon during the apprehension of a fleeing subject. The single bullet discharge resulted in the subject, 22-year-old Dehari Banks, being struck in […]


Fire Damaged Vehicles Towed

In August 2017, the Neighborhood Services Code Compliance Division cited four vehicles for being unregistered and not parked on an improved surface on a vacant lot. The violation notice also referenced that the three buses could not be parked on the property due to the City’s Zoning Ordinance. The owner of the vehicles contacted Inspector […]



Urbana-Champaign Angel Network Meeting

On November 28, Planning and Development Director Bruce Knight participated in a pitch meeting of Urbana-Champaign Angel Network (UCAN) along with Champaign County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) staff, U of I Research Park staff, and possible Angel investors for the companies. The pitch meeting included three company presentations – two startups and one success story, […]