City of Champaign News


Champaign Police Investigate Shooting Incident

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, officers located a 29 year old male that had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Carle Hospital in serious condition. Information concerning this incident is still being developed, and Champaign Police […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

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 onMonday, February 1, 2016, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the […]


State Street Lane Closure

In order to perform a water main repair for Illinois American Water, Cross Construction will close one southbound lane of State Street between White Street and Springfield Avenue. The lane closure will start on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, and will reopen by Friday, January 29, 2016. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in […]



Residential Fire – 908 S Oak Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 908 S Oak Street, on Friday, January 22, 2016, at 3:47 a.m.  Upon arriving on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the 1st floor of a 2-story house.  Firefighters received reports that people could possibly be inside the burning structure.  […]



City of Champaign to Address Forecasted Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department will deploy resources to address the snowfall forecast for tonight through Wednesday morning. Forecasters are calling for 2-3” of total accumulation. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff will report […]


Champaign Fire Department To Conduct Ice Rescue Training

  The Champaign Fire Department will conduct ice rescue training January 20, 21, and 22, 2016, at Kaufman Lake, 2702 W. Springfield Avenue in Champaign.  Crews will be participating in skill stations designed to prompt crews to observe ice conditions and make appropriate scene size-ups, perform surface rescues from the ice, and safely remove victims from […]


2016 STAR Nominations

The Neighborhood Services Advisory Board is seeking nominations for the seventh annual STAR Awards which will be held on April 21, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign.  Service Together Achieves Results (STAR) Awards recognizes unsung individuals and organizations who have contributed to the health and wellness of Champaign Neighborhoods during the last year.  STAR Nominations are […]