City of Champaign News

Police Continue Investigations into Missing Person Ashley Chemere Gibson

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds  | 217-621-4440 | Reported as missing on April 19, 2016, Police continue investigations into the disappearance of 24-year-old Ashley Chemere Gibson of Champaign. Last seen on Sunday, April 17, (with an updated time) at approximately 10:00PM, Ashley was reported as being in the area of Northwest Champaign visiting friends. Police Investigators have […]


The City Council agendas for the April 19, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and […]

State Street Lane Closure

In order to repair a sanitary sewer service at 309 South State Street, D & S Sewer Service will close one southbound lane of State Street between White Street and Springfield Avenue. The lane closure will begin on Monday, April 18, 2016, and will reopen on Friday, April 22, 2016. Southbound traffic will be reduced […]

RNNC Local Planning Committee Update

The Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Local Planning Committee held it’s monthly meeting on Friday April 8, 2016.  The subcommittees provided status updates regarding their planning efforts: Finance – Presented a fundraising letter and brochure to be sent to key community stakeholders seeking sponsorship and support for the event. Marketing – Presented the new web page […]

Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments Partner with Community Organizations to Install Smoke Alarms

For Immediate Release Contact:  Randy Smith, Deputy Fire Marshal Phone:  (217) 403-7212 / Cell:  (217) 840-9434  Firefighters, staff from the Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments, and members of several community organizations will be out Saturday, April 16, 2016, installing smoke alarms in the second phase of a targeted-neighborhood fire prevention effort. This campaign is part […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident on Hedge Road

Media Contact: Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030 | Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Hedge Road at approximately 5:42 PM this evening, after receiving numerous reports of shots fired.  While at the scene, Police also received notification that a gunshot victim had arrived at a local hospital. A significant number of shell casings have been retrieved at […]

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale

The City of Champaign in partnership with the City of Urbana and the University of Illinois Extension will offer a ONE DAY ONLY rain barrel and compost bin sale. Rain Barrel – $55 regular – $30 after Stormwater Utility instant rebate Compost Bin – $47.50 Tumbling Composter – $98 Date:  Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9 a.m. […]