City of Champaign News

Local Efforts Recognized for Global Impact at 14th Annual Awards

The Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards held its 14th Annual Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn on September 8.  The event highlighted the tireless efforts of 3 individuals and 2 organizations in the following categories: Dr. Omar Al-Heeti, Humanitarian Relief Individual Award DoMonique Arnold, Human Rights Individual Award Leanna Cossman, Humanitarian Relief Individual Award Mi Raza Community Center, Hospitality Organizational Award Walking With […]


Community Relations Office Shows its Pride

On Saturday, September 10, staff from the Community Relations Office promoted the City through a resource table at Pride Fest. The resource table included information regarding Walk as One, the Community Coalition, Human Relations Commission and enforcement of the Human Rights Ordinance through the Community Relations Office. Staff answered questions about the Community Relations Office […]


Washington Street Lane Closure

In order to install gas service, Ameren Illinois and Shaw Brothers will be closing the eastbound lane of Washington Street between Walnut Street and Market Street. Eastbound and westbound traffic will shift around the work area. The work will begin on Monday, September 19 and will reopen on Friday, September 23, 2016. One lane of […]



Fourth Street Road Work

In order to install water and fire services at 401 E. University Avenue, Binder Plumbing will be closing a portion of the southbound lane of Fourth Street, south of University Avenue. Northbound and southbound traffic will shift around the work area. The work will begin on Monday, September 19 and reopen on Friday, September 23, 2016. One lane […]


Police Make Arrest of Suspect Tied to Multiple Residential Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov On September 14, 2016 at approximately 4:00 PM, the Champaign Police Department arrested 20-year-old Brandon I. McClendon of Champaign for the charge of multiple residential burglaries. Yesterday, McClendon was served a search warrant at his residence in the 1500 Block of W. Healey.  There, Police recovered […]


Police Identify and Arrest Suspect Responsible for Recent Armed Robberies

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at approximately 4:30 PM, the US Marshal Service arrested 27-year-old Carmaine R. McBride of Champaign on charges of Armed Robbery. After seeking the public’s help on September 7 to identify an armed robbery suspect, a tip confirmed the identity of the suspect […]


Police Seek Suspect in Multiple Commercial Robberies

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Champaign Police Detectives seek the public’s help in locating a suspect associated with four recent robberies in the Champaign area. Dane M. Williams of Champaign, pictured below, is a suspect in four commercial robberies within the last 24-hours. In all of the incidents, Williams grabbed or […]


Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Neighborhood Services Coordination staff facilitated the final local planning committee meeting for the upcoming Regional Neighbor Network Conference (RNNC).  The 2016 RNNC will be hosted here in Champaign-Urbana on September 29-October 1.  Registration for the conference is being conducted via the conference web page www.2016rnnc.com and to date 243 people have […]


Code Compliance – Beardsley Ave

Code Compliance – 300 block W. Beardsley During a routine inspection, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete notice severe damage to the porch area of a single family residential structure. As a result, Peete issued a housing violation notice to address the structural deficiencies. After receiving the housing violation notice, the property owner contacted Peete to inform him a vehicle accidently ran into the porch and he was currently working with his insurance […]