City of Champaign News

Champaign City Council Member Vic McIntosh Announces Resignation

  District 3 Council Member Vic McIntosh announced today that he is resigning from the Champaign City Council effective June 1, 2016.  McIntosh is resigning because he is relocating out of his Council district. “It has been my honor and privilege serving the constituents in District 3 and across Champaign,” reports McIntosh.  “I have truly […]

Champaign Community Coalition Sponsors Racial Taboo Event – April 14

The Champaign Community Coalition invites the public to attend a free screening of the documentary Racial Taboo on April 14, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at Urbana High School Auditorium, Urbana. Doors open at 5:30.  The public is invited to view the film and engage in facilitated small group discussions about racial issues in today’s society.  A […]

Police Seize Handgun, Make Armed Robbery Arrest, 400 Blk W. Maple

Media Contact: Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030 | On April 11, 2016 at approximately 2:55 PM, Champaign Police responded to an area hospital to meet with the victim of an armed robbery. According to information provided to officers, the victim reportedly responded to a Craigslist ad and went to an address in the 400 block of W. Maple St. […]

2016 Boneyard Creek Community Day

The Boneyard Creek Community Day will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Scott Park. Events include trash pick-ups, storm drain marking and creek naturalization projects. Anyone interested in volunteering can visit to complete an online registration. EVENT SCHEDULE: 9:00 am CHECK IN 9:00 am to 11:30-12 Clean-up Time […]

Police Make an Arrest in Armed Robbery

Media Contact: Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030 | On April 10, 2016 at approximately 10:33 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of 500 E. Clark St. after receiving a report of an Armed Robbery to a pedestrian in the area.  With assistance from University of Illinois Student Patrol and UI Police, officers were able to locate and apprehend […]

Lane Closures at Healey Street

In order perform sanitary sewer repairs, Duce Construction will close Healey Street to through traffic between Lynn Street and Elm Street. Traffic will be restricted to residents of the block. This work will start on Thursday, April 14 at 7 a.m. and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by 4 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Lane Closures at State St. and White St.

In order to perform storm sewer repairs, Duce Construction will close the westbound lane of White Street between State Street and Prairie Street. Eastbound traffic on White Street will not be impacted by the work. State Street will be reduced to a single southbound lane through the work zone. This work will start on Wednesday, […]

Celebrate National Library Week – Explore Your Star Library!

In celebration of National Library Week (April 9-16, 2016), the Champaign Public Library encourages community members to “explore your star library” and discover the valuable resources it offers. The Champaign Public Library has been awarded “star library” status by Library Journal since 2008. Its most recent four-star designation in November 2015 places it among the top 3% of public […]