City of Champaign News

Improving Pedestrian Safety on Campus

Improving Pedestrian Safety on Campus New housing units have added to the number of pedestrians passing through the intersection of Sixth Street and Healey Street. This is an area where there are already numerous inexperienced and distracted drivers. In response to a group of students asking that the City take action to improve pedestrian safety […]


Arrest Made in Fatal September 1 Shooting – 1200 Block of N. McKinley Ave.

Today at approximately 11:50 AM, Jaki Pearson of Champaign surrendered without incident to detectives of the Champaign Police Department for the offense of Murder. An arrest warrant was issued for 20-year-old Pearson on September 4, in connection with the September 1, 2017 shooting of 19-year-old Brandon J. Smith in the 1200 Block of N. McKinley […]


Champaign Fire Department Will Begin Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Systems in Emergency Response

The Champaign Fire Department continually explores better solutions to provide the best performance and service to our community. Advancements in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) has provided a new opportunity to provide lifesaving information during emergency operations including hazardous materials response, natural disasters, water/ice rescues, large fires and live fire training exercises. Champaign Fire Department is […]




Now on CGTV: Champaign Police Department Employee Awards Ceremony

On May 16, the Champaign Police Department celebrated everyday heroes by honoring the police officers, staff, and citizens who went above and beyond to serve our community, and CGTV was on hand to film the ceremony. Highlights from the event included police department acknowledgment of staff’s commitment and dedication to our city. This year’s celebration […]



2017 Fall Yard Waste Pickup Scheduled

2017 Fall Yard Waste Collection The City of Champaign 2016 Fall Yard Waste Collection has been scheduled and will start with the Blue Zone on Monday, October 9. Orange Zone collections will begin on Monday, October 16. Collections will continue through December 8, 2017, on the dates scheduled below.  The collection is available to all residential […]


Healey Street Closure

In order to complete asphalt repairs, the Public Works Department will be closing Healey Street at the Neil Street intersection.  Healey Street will not be accessible from Neil Street during the closure.  The closure will occur from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The City appreciates the cooperation of travelers in […]


Police Identify Suspect in September 1 Fatal Shooting – 1200 Block of N. McKinley Ave.

On September 1, 2017 at approximately 12:44 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 1200 Block of N. McKinley Ave. after nearby officers heard multiple gunshots in the immediate area. Officers located 19-year-old Brandon J. Smith in critical condition. He was transported to Carle Hospital, but would succumb to his injuries a short time later. Since […]