City of Champaign News

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 […]


Library Director Finalists Participate in Community Forum

On January 14, 2016, more than 100 people filled Council Chambers to hear the four Library Director finalists answer questions and explain why they are best suited for the job.  The finalists are: Linda Lyshol, Rick Meyer, Elaina Norlin, and Denise Raleigh.  The event was televised live on CGTV and live streamed on CGTV Online. […]



Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer!

Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934 geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer! The City of Champaign is currently accepting applications for entry-level and experienced police officers to join the Champaign Police Department. Dedicated to providing service through trust, integrity and respect, we seek diverse, committed individuals to support and proudly serve the residents […]


Champaign Police Holiday Enforcement Results – Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Violators

Contact:  Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934 geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us     Champaign Police Holiday Enforcement Results – Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Violators  From December 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016 the Champaign Police Department participated in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and the Click It or Ticket traffic safety campaigns.  The local effort was part of […]


Residential Fire – 312 W Maple Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 312 W Maple Street, Monday, January 11, 2016, at 6:26 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the 2nd floor and attic area of the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews worked to extinguish the fire. Twelve […]


Commercial Fire – 619 N Country Fair Drive

  The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a working fire at 619 N Country Fair Drive, Country Fair Self-Storage, Friday, January 8, 2016 at 6:50 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke coming from building G.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Sixteen (16) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately thirty-six […]


Champaign Police Seek Information in Fatal Accident Investigation

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us      Champaign Police Seek Information in Fatal Accident Investigation On January 7, 2016 at approximately 11:11 PM, Champaign Police Department officers responded to the area of Olympian Dr., approximately 100 to 500 yards west of Market St. for an injured subject. Upon arrival, officers located a bicyclist that had […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to remove and replace a sign at 301 North Neil Street, American Dowell Sign Company will close one southbound lane of Neil Street between Hill Street and Church Street. The lane closure will occur onWednesday, January 13, 2016, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in […]


State Street Lane Closure

In order to perform an emergency water main repair for Illinois American Water, Cross Construction has closed one southbound lane of State Street between White Street and Springfield Avenue.  The lane closure will reopen by Friday, January 15.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.