City of Champaign News

Champaign Community Coalition sponsors Racial Taboo Event

On November 12, 2015, more than 175 citizens attended a free screening of the documentary Racial Taboo at Centennial High School in Champaign. Like similar viewing events held around the country, the public was invited to view the 53-minute documentary then engage in facilitated small group discussions about racial issues in today’s society. Racial Taboo […]


Champaign Fire Department Encourages a Safe Kitchen This Holiday Season

The kitchen is the heart of the home and the hub for excitement during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people in the home. Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.  […]


Champaign Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Investigation

  For Immediate Release November 20, 2015                                                      Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030                                     david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Investigation Champaign […]


Partial Lane Closure 300 Block of South Wright Street

Duce Construction will be making a sanitary sewer repair on the 300 block of South Wright Street between White Street and Stoughton Street. Traffic will have minimal disruptions during this sanitary sewer repair. Traffic will be allowed through this construction zone. On-street meter parking will NOT BE accessible in this construction area. Construction will begin […]



Traffic Signal Outage

The State Farm Center is conducting a planned power outage for electrical work. This outage will affect the traffic signals at First Street at Kirby Avenue and Fourth Street at Kirby Avenue. The intersections will be controlled by temporary STOP signs. The outage is scheduled for Thursday, November 19 to begin at 6 p.m. and […]


Healey Street Road Closure

In order to disassemble the tower crane and to install sanitary and storm utilities at 601 S. First Street, Broeren Russo Construction will close Healey Street between First Street and the Healey Street detention basin. The road closure will occur on the following days: Thursday, November 19, 2015, and Friday, November 20, 2015, from 7 […]


Before You Hit the Road This Thanksgiving: Click It or Ticket

For Immediate Release November 16, 2015                                                           Contact:  Sergeant Geoff Coon 217-403-6934 geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us   Before You Hit the Road This Thanksgiving: Click It or Ticket – Every Trip, Every Time Historically, Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of […]


Champaign Police Investigate Multiple Shooting Incidents

For Immediate Release November 14, 2015                                                           Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels 217-202-7355        troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Investigate Multiple Shooting Incidents Last night, at approximately 8:57 PM, Champaign Police were dispatched to the 1200 Block […]


Working Garage Fire, 810 William Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working garage fire at 810 William Street, Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 12:20 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy fire visible from the detached two-car garage. Fire suppression began immediately. Nine pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately 26 emergency response personnel responded to the call. Captain Roger Cruse was […]