City of Champaign News

Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation

  Contact:     Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation                                    On January 28, 2016 at approximately 6:32 PM, Champaign Police responded to 1503 N. Neil Street in Champaign for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, […]


Proposed Settlement in Kisica Seets Case

  At their February 2, 2016, meeting, the Champaign City Council will consider approving a settlement to a lawsuit filed in federal court by Kisica Seets against the City of Champaign and four police officers (Case No. 15-cv-2154).  The proposed $70,000 settlement would release all claims against the City and the officers and dismiss the […]


City of Danville Requests Technical Assistance

On January 19, 2016,  Rehabilitation Technician Joe Lewis met with Randy Burgett (Urbana Rehabilitation Coordinator), Paul Storke (Danville Electrical Inspector), and Chris Milliken (Danville Planning and Urban Services Manager).  Danville staff requested the meeting as they are now responsible for rehabilitation work for the City of Danville.  Danville staff wanted to get a better understanding of how Champaign […]


Garden Hills Sector Engagement

The Neighborhood Services Department, in conjunction with CU Area Project, hosted the final Sector Engagement Recruitment Meeting in Garden Hills on January 23, 2016.  The Sector Engagement meetings were designed to identify and recruit sector leaders and block captains to assist in citizen participation and engagement efforts, to ensure representation from all sectors of the […]


Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Steering Committee

The Neighborhood Services Department hosted the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) Steering Committee meeting January 21-22, 2016.  The meeting was organized by NSD for member cities participating in the governance of RNNC.  Ten cities were represented at the meeting.  The Steering Committee discussed general administrative issues related to RNNC governance issues and provided feedback to […]


Vacant House Secured After Multiple Intrusions and Fire

A fire occurred at a vacant house in the 300 block of West Maple St. on January 11, 2016.  The Neighborhood Code Compliance Division (NCCD) cited the property as being open to intrusion three times during the previous 30 days.  The owner of the house lives out of state and was unable to secure the property. […]


Sump Pump Complaints

Due to the high volume of precipitation lately, Environmental Inspector Kim Burnett has responded to several complaints of sump pumps discharging onto City sidewalks and streets. Burnett has been able to respond quickly due to below freezing temperatures.  Burnett provides information to the property owner on an assistance program administered by the Public Works Department for the […]


15th Annual MLK Countywide Celebration

On January 15, 2016, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, the Champaign County Board, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois sponsored the 15th Annual  Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration. This year’s theme was “Investing In The Wealth Of Diversity In Our Community”. Approximately 400 people attended the celebration which was held in Parkland College’s Student Union […]



Update – Residential Fire – 908 S Oak Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to 908 S Oak Street on January 22, 2016, for a report of a fire with people trapped. Initial reports were that several people were trapped inside.  Fortunately all the residents made it out and only one suffered minor burns.  There are many reasons why this fire didn’t turn into […]