City of Champaign News

Champaign Fire Department Responds to Apartment Building Fire – 404 Briar Lane

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 404 Briar Lane, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:50 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported light smoke visible, coming from the 2nd floor. Suppression operations began immediately and crews quickly extinguished the exterior fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]


Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Investigations

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us   Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Investigations Today, Champaign Police Detectives and members of the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force arrested 20-year-old Shaundrell D. Brown for the offense of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, a Class X Felony. Brown was arrested for the November 13, […]



Champaign Police Investigate Multiple Robberies Involving Craigslist Scams

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us                                                                                                                            Champaign Police Investigate Multiple Robberies Involving Craigslist Scams The Champaign Police Department has received four recent reports of individuals that were robbed while trying to conduct a business transaction after responding to an ad posting on Craigslist. In each case, the victims […]


Green Street Lane Closure

In order to complete roofing work at 505 East Green Street, Advanced Commercial Roofing will be closing one eastbound lane of Green Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the following days: Monday, December 21, 2015 – Wednesday, December 23, […]


Downtown Champaign Street Closures To Accommodate Community Rally

  The City of Champaign is announcing the temporary closure of several streets to accommodate a community rally and march through downtown Champaign this evening (December 15, 2015). The following actions are being taken to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.:  North First Street will be closed between Park Street […]



City of Champaign Announces Proposed Settlement in Benjamin Mann Case

At their December 15, 2015, meeting, the Champaign City Council will consider approving a settlement to a lawsuit filed by Benjamin Mann against the City of Champaign, the Champaign Police Department, and seven police officers (Case No. 14-cv-2200).  The proposed $225,000 settlement would release all claims against the City and police, but does not admit […]


Bristol Place Update

Bristol Place Update On Tuesday, December 1, the Champaign City Council approved the acquisition of 205 Garwood, the first not-for-profit acquisition in Bristol Place. The House of Prayer, Church of the Living God formerly at 205 Garwood, has been sold to the City of Champaign. The pastor of the church is retiring and plans to […]


“Point In Time” Homeless Survey Training

“Point In Time” Homeless Survey Training Each year, the City of Champaign helps host the “Point In Time” Homeless Survey Training, with the Champaign Police Department serving as survey headquarters during the evening homeless count. On behalf of the local Continuum of Care, Courage Connection identified a team of new leaders that will coordinate the […]