City of Champaign News


Police Investigate Shooting – 2400 Block of N. Neil Street

Last night, at approximately 6:09 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2400 Block of N. Neil St., for a reported shooting. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 35-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The shooting victim was immediately transported to an area hospital, where he is receiving medical treatment, with serious injuries. […]




Harvard Street Road Closure

In order to construct an emergency sanitary sewer repair, Duce Construction will close Harvard Street to thru traffic between McKinley Avenue and Willis Avenue.  Homeowners on Harvard Street will have access to driveways or on-street parking during this sanitary sewer repair.  No Parking will be allowed where NO PARKING SIGNS are located while construction is […]


Residential Fire – 3322 Stoneway Court

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 3322 Stoneway Court, Friday, December 15, 2017, at 3:26 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found a vehicle on fire outside the residence beginning to extend into the home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Firefighters deployed hose lines and quickly extinguished the vehicle fire […]


Christmas/Holiday Tree Collection

Christmas/Holiday Tree Collection The City of Champaign offers two convenient options to recycle your Christmas/Holiday tree in January. Curbside Collection: To enjoy this free service, residents simply place their tree within four feet of the curb before 6:00 am on their scheduled pickup day. Trees will be collected in the Orange Zone on Monday, January 8 and in the […]


Campus Signals to Change to Four Way Stops Over Break

Due to decreased vehicle and pedestrian traffic during winter break, several campus traffic signals have been adjusted to act as a four-way stop by continuously flashing red. Flash will begin Friday, December 22, 2017. Normal signal operations will resume Friday, January 12, 2018. The signals are at the intersections of: Fourth Street and Peabody Drive […]


Downtown TIF Concludes after 36 years of Rebuilding Downtown Champaign

Downtown TIF Concludes after 36 years of Rebuilding Downtown Champaign On Friday, December 15, 2017, the Downtown Tax Increment Financing District officially ended and with it, the primary funding stream for 36 years’ worth of revitalization work.  The Downtown TIF was initially enacted on December 15, 1981 as a tool to reverse years of decline […]


Storefront Improvement Program Used to Restore Art Marquee

Storefront Improvement Program Used to Restore Art Marquee The Art Film Foundation is preparing to officially rededicate the renovated Art Theater Marquee on Monday, December 18th at 6:30 PM. This year long project involved a community fundraising drive to match the $10,000 available in the City’s Storefront Improvement Program. In total, $23,000 in repairs were […]