City of Champaign News

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 | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us 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. […]



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 | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us 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 www.BoneyardCreek.org 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 | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us 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 […]