City of Champaign News

UPDATE: Champaign Police Continue Investigations into Overnight Shootings

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | police@champaignil.gov Police continue to ask for the public’s assistance in its investigations into two overnight shootings in the 300 Block of E. Green St. and the 700 Block of S. State St.  This morning, Champaign Police officials provided media reports on overnight shootings in which multiple victims were […]


Mayor Feinen Issues Statement Regarding Overnight Shootings

  Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued the following statement: “On behalf of the City of Champaign, our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims affected by this morning’s shootings.  This tragedy, like all the other incidents of gun violence in our community, is unacceptable.  The Champaign Police Department, University of Illinois Police […]


Champaign Police Investigate Shooting Incidents & Hit and Run

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | police@champaignil.gov This morning, at approximately 12:38 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 300 Block of E. Green St. in Champaign after receiving multiple reports of shots fired. Four victims were located on-scene with gunshot wounds.  The victims were transported to area hospitals, where one died from his […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to facilitate tree work, the Public Works Department will close one lane of traffic on Kirby Avenue across the I-57 overpass (between Duncan Road and Staley Road).  This work will begin at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 and is scheduled to be completed by 11:00 a.m. One lane will remain open at […]


Fourth Street Road Work (Extended)

In order to install water and fire services at 401 E University Avenue, Binder Plumbing has closed a portion of the southbound lane of Fourth Street, south of University Avenue. Northbound and southbound traffic shifts around the work area. The work began on Monday, September 19, 2016. The closure has been extended and the street […]


Bristol Demolition Continues, Firm Hires Resident

Demolition activities have been busy in Bristol Place this week, as fourteen properties are currently under contract to be demolished. One demolition contractor even hired a Bristol resident to work for his company this week. This hire furthers the goals of the Bristol Redevelopment Plan, as it increases minority participation in the project, increases minority […]


Overgrowth Removed on West Bradley Avenue

Property Maintenance Inspector Susan Jones worked with the Public Works and Planning & Development Departments, Illinois-American Water, and American Tower to find a solution to the overgrown grass and weeds surrounding two addresses adjacent to the Boulder Ridge Subdivision. City maps indicated the property as part of the Bradley Avenue right-of-way, but there is an […]



Traffic Changes at Neil St. and Town Center Blvd. Intersection

The City will implement changes to the traffic signal at the intersection of Neil Street and Town Center Boulevard on Friday, September 23. This change will reconfigure the assigned use of the northbound lanes on Neil Street – the new configuration will be two left turn lanes (westbound) and one shared lane for through traffic […]


Police Seek to Identify Suspect Responsible for Residential Burglaries

Media Contact: Lt. Robert Rea | 217-403-6908 | robert.rea@champaignil.gov Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man responsible for committing recent residential burglaries in the campus area. Surveillance video below shows the suspect wearing a black hooded sweater, long dark shorts, black shoes, and carrying a maroon backpack.  In the surveillance, the suspect can […]