City of Champaign News


City of Champaign Again Recognized as a Most Progressive City

For the second consecutive year, Ameren Illinois has selected the City of Champaign as a Most Progressive City. The City of Champaign was selected thanks in large part to significant energy efficiency improvements and savings achieved by Champaign’s local businesses and residents during the last year. A public recognition ceremony will be held on Thursday, […]



West Healey Street Road Closure

In order to make a sanitary sewer repair, Duce Construction will close Healey Street to through traffic between Lynn Street and Elm Street. Traffic will not be allowed through this construction zone. Homeowners will have driveway access from Elm Street. On-street parking will be limited in the construction area. Construction will begin at 7 a.m. […]


Fire Department Responds to a Working Fire

Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 503 Chicago Avenue on November 1, 2015 at 9:38 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews encountered moderate fire conditions on the first floor and in the basement of the structure. Fire crews deployed multiple hand lines into the structure in an attempt to extinguish […]


Suspect Apprehended in Attempted Carjacking Investigation, Arrested on Additional Charges of Aggravated Battery and Mob Action

For Immediate Release October 30, 2015                                                            Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels 217-202-7355        troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us Suspect Apprehended in Attempted Carjacking Investigation, Arrested on Additional Charges of Aggravated Battery and Mob Action At approximately 2:56 AM, Champaign Police were called to the […]


Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation

For Immediate Release October 30, 2015                                                         Contact:  Lieutenant Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030                david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation On Monday, October 19, 2015, at approximately 5:30 PM, Champaign Police responded […]


Financial Forecast Projects Positive Outlook and Increasing City Revenues

Conservative financial policies and proactive measures taken during the recession continue to pay off as the City of Champaign’s financial forecast shows continued growth in our local economy and City revenues. The forecast predicts additional funding will be available to address some of the City’s more critical needs, like street repairs and public safety staffing. […]


Fire Department Reminds Everyone to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries”

This weekend is the end of Daylight Saving Time. On Sunday, November 1 at 2 a.m., we turn our clocks back. The City of Champaign Fire Department encourages everyone to look forward to safety and “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.” Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting by half the risk of dying in a […]


November 3, 2015 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session Agendas

The City Council agendas for the November 3, 2015 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. […]