City of Champaign News

15th Annual MLK Countywide Celebration

On January 15, 2016, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, the Champaign County Board, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois sponsored the 15th Annual  Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration. This year’s theme was “Investing In The Wealth Of Diversity In Our Community”. Approximately 400 people attended the celebration which was held in Parkland College’s Student Union […]



Update – Residential Fire – 908 S Oak Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to 908 S Oak Street on January 22, 2016, for a report of a fire with people trapped. Initial reports were that several people were trapped inside.  Fortunately all the residents made it out and only one suffered minor burns.  There are many reasons why this fire didn’t turn into […]


Neil Street Lane Closure (Date Change)

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 onTuesday, February 2, 2016, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the […]



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.  […]