City of Champaign News


Police Make Arrest in Sex Crime Investigation

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us                                                                                                            Police Make Arrest in Sex Crime Investigation In November of 2015, the Champaign Police Department began an investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student of Gerber […]



Community Reinvestment Group

The Community Reinvestment Group kicked off the new year with a new monthly date and meeting location. The group, comprised of banks, local government and nonprofit housing providers, will meet the second Wednesday of the month at the Parkland Business Development Center. The City of Champaign previously hosted this group each month over the past […]


Champaign Connection – Episode #49

Catch another exciting episode of the multiple-award winning show Champaign Connection, running now through the end of March. On this episode: Winter is slowly coming to an end and soon spring will be here, now’s the time to start thinking about “Spring Cleaning”.  Yes, that’s right “Spring Cleaning,” but this is not your typical spring […]


Homeless Point In Time Survey

On Thursday, January 28 from 5-8 pm, the Champaign Police Department again served as the headquarters for the federally-required homeless “Point In Time” survey that is conducted annually by the Champaign County Continuum of Care. The volunteers are first trained and then go to various locations in Champaign-Urbana-Savoy to survey persons experiencing homelessness.  This year’s […]


Municipal Chapter 22 Code Review

Neighborhood Code Compliance Division staff presented proposed text amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 22 to the Code Review and Appeals Board on Wednesday, January 27.  The Board  was very engaged and offered suggestions where appropriate to help provide some clarification to the proposed language. Their input also helped the proposed text amendments to remain consistent […]


Public Invited to Homeless Education Event and Vendor Fair

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department and the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless (CSPH) encourages members of the community to attend the Homeless Education and Vendor Fair on Friday, February 5, 2016. This event will be held from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Champaign City Building, located at 102 North Neil […]


Neil Street Lane Closure (Date Change)

In order to line a sanitary sewer interceptor for Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District, Visu-Sewer will close one southbound lane of Neil Street between Vine Street and Columbia Avenue. The lane closure will occur onThursday, February 4, 2016, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the […]


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, […]