City of Champaign News

Champaign, IL. – Today at approximately 3:41 PM, Champaign Police Officers received a report of a bank robbery having just occurred at Central Illinois Bank, located at 302 W. Springfield Avenue.  Based on the information provided by witnesses, police located and arrested one suspect in connection with the robbery. Witnesses reported that a man entered…
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POLICE INVESTIGATE ROBBERY (PROSPECT BANK – 1601 S. PROSPECT AVENUE) Today at approximately 1:21 PM, Champaign Police Officers received a report of a bank robbery having just occurred at the Prospect Bank located at 1601 S. Prospect Avenue.  Witnesses report that a man entered the bank, stated he had a gun and demanded money.  No gun was displayed….
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As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on Phillips Drive from Nelson Court to the Railroad Tracks will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Beniach Construction, will begin work; weather permitting, Monday, May 12, 2014. Phillips Drive will be temporarily a one lane, one way street northbound from Washington…
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As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on Fourth Street from Holts Drive to Bradley Avenue will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Beniach Construction, will begin work; weather permitting, Monday, May 12, 2014. This work involves patching of the existing concrete pavement, sidewalk repairs and lawn restoration. Please…
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On May 9, 2014, the Champaign Police Department will be joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies across the state by participating in the 2014 Illinois Click It or Ticket seatbelt safety campaign.  The Department hopes to save lives by strongly enforcing seat…
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The Champaign Police Department is currently following up on a report of a loaded magazine for a 9mm handgun being brought onto school property by an 8 year-old student. On May 2, 2014, an employee of Booker T. Washington Elementary School contacted police after retrieving a loaded 9mm magazine from an 8 year-old student. School…
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The City Council agendas for the May 6, 2014 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 St in Champaign, at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome…
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The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 12th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards.  Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 25, 2014 at I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: to honor individuals whose work has contributed significantly…
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On Thursday April 17, the Neighborhood Services Department and the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board hosted the 5th Annual STAR Expo/Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn.  37 vendors were available during the Expo to display various services and programs, such as Construction Ideas LLC, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, CommUnity Matters, Ameren Act on…
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