City of Champaign News

In order to complete utility improvement work, Ameren will close the two northbound lanes of Prospect Avenue, between Armory Avenue and Green Street, beginning at 7:00 am, Saturday, March 21, 2015 through 10:00pm, Saturday, March 28, 2015. Traffic will be diverted to the southbound lanes of Prospect Avenue, to allow for continued two-way traffic. Ameren…
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer in the intersection of First Street and John Street, Duce Construction will close First Street to through traffic between Green Street and Daniel Street from March 23, 2015 through March 27, 2015. Local traffic will still have access to driveways. Traffic will be rerouted around the area via…
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On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at approximately 1:33 PM, the Champaign Police Department arrested Robert E. Williams for the offenses of Murder and for Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver. Robert Williams, a 28-year old male from Champaign, was arrested in connection with the October 25, 2014 murder of Jermel Hedrick.  Williams was…
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The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. ADDRESS  COST OF CONSTRUCTION  DATE ISSUED   OWNER OR DEVELOPER/BUSINESS  911 S Fourth  $ 1,553,718.00  3-11-15  Bridgett R Wakefield – Phi Kappa Psi  401 E University  $ 3,844,000.00  3-6-15  G. T. Hardwick Architects  

The Champaign Police Department announced today they will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick’s Day to crack down on drunk drivers. Unbuckled motorists also will be ticketed. “We are reminding everyone this weekend through St. Patrick’s Day to drive sober and buckle up,” said Sgt. Geoff Coon. “If you plan on drinking alcohol, designate…
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Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 1125 N. Third St. on March 10th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found light smoke emitting from the first floor of the apartment. Fire crews deployed a single hand line through the main entry of the apartment and were…
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On Monday March 9 at approximately 4:27PM, the Champaign Police Department deployed its SWAT team to the 400 Block of E. Washington in Champaign after receiving multiple citizen reports of gunfire. The gunshots were the second report of shots fired on this block in roughly 24 hours. Seven individuals were identified as being at the…
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Area law enforcement agencies and University of Illinois officials urged safety and responsibility for the annual “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day event, held in the campus area of the University of Illinois on March 6, 2015. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the proactive measures Police took that…
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