City of Champaign News

Apartment Fire – 1513 W Kirby Ave

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1513 W. Kirby Avenue on March 24, 2016, at 10:39 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the south end of the structure. Building evacuation and suppression efforts began immediately. Fourteen (14) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately thirty-four (34) […]


Police Investigate Shooting Incident-2100 Block of W. White St.

Contact: Sgt. Dave Griffet | 217-403-6927 | david.griffet@ci.champaign.il.us On Tuesday, March 22 at approximately 10:21 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2100 Block of W. White St. for a report of shots fired.  While en route to the scene, officers received report that a gunshot victim had been located in the 200 Block of S. Country Fair Drive.  […]




Ten Residents Apply to Fill District 4 Council Seat

The City of Champaign received ten applications to fill the upcoming vacancy in the District 4 City Council office.  The application deadline was 12:00 p.m. today. In alphabetical order, the applicants are: Amanda E. Bloomfield Jared Fritz Don Gerard Lisa Gundersen Michael Markstahler Kimberley A. Nystrom Joe Petry Mary Shultz Benjamin Daniel Smith Greg Stock […]



Apartment Fire – 57 E John Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 57 E John Street on March 18, 2016, at 11:56 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from apartment #7. Suppression efforts began immediately. Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response […]



Champaign Public Library Director Search Reopened

The Champaign Public Library Board of Trustees announced today they have reopened their search for a new Library Director.  Applications can be completed on the City of Champaign’s website.  Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2016.  “Though our last recruitment didn’t result in filling this critical position, the process and accompanying input from all […]


Keep Champaign Streets Safe This St. Patrick’s Day – Don’t Drink and Drive

Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934, geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us Widely celebrated across the country, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays due to the number of drunk drivers on the road. Drunk driving kills more than 10,000 people each year in our country, and every single one of those deaths is preventable. So today, the Champaign Police Department […]