City of Champaign News

Citizen Review Working Group Hosts Community Dialogue Meetings

Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons served as the moderator for two Community Dialogue Meetings held on Monday, October 10 and Thursday, October 13.  The meetings focused on the work of the Citizen Review Working Group to determine the need for a Civilian Review Board.  The working group is comprised of community stakeholders and City staff, which […]

CU Fresh Start Targets Guns, Hosts First Call-in

On Thursday, October 6, the Community Coalition held its first call-in of the CU Fresh Start initiative. CU Fresh Start is a new approach designed to focus on offenders with a history of violent, gun-related behaviors. Through this approach, individuals will be “called in” to a meeting with community members where they are given a […]

Reentry Resource Fair

Reentry Resource Fair On Tuesday, October 11, staff from the Community Relations Office (CRO) attended the Champaign County Reentry Resource Fair held at the Illinois Terminal. The purpose of this event was to offer a “one-stop-shop” venue to link citizens returning to the community after incarceration, to local resources which may be able to help […]

Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations Coming Soon!

Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations Coming Soon! The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration is scheduled for Friday, January 13, 2017 at Parkland College. The theme for the 2017 event is:  “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” Each year, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana […]

Champaign Fire Department Kicks Off Fire Prevention Week 2016

Champaign Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Week 2016 at Market Place Mall.  On Sunday, firefighters and staff were outside the Food Court hosting a Touch-A-Truck event so that over 300 kids of all ages could see a fire truck up-close.  Inside the mall were a “Hazard House Demo”, community outreach materials, and a special […]

Champaign Fire Department Is Accepting Applications For The 2017-2019 Probationary Firefighter Eligibility List

The Champaign Fire Department is now accepting applications for the 2017-2019 Probationary Firefighter eligibility list until November 12, 2016 via the National Testing Network website ( The Champaign Fire Department will also host a recruitment information meeting on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. This voluntary meeting will be held at Champaign […]

Planned Intermittent Street Light Outage on Marshall Street

Due to traffic cabinet work on Wednesday, October 12, the street lights on Marshall Street will intermittently be out.  This work will also affect street lights along Neil Street between Marshall Street and Springfield Avenue.  The work will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, and is planned to be completed by 12 p.m. […]