City of Champaign News

Visit Champaign County Toast to Tourism

On Wednesday, May 6, Visit Champaign County hosted their annual Toast to Tourism event at Parkland College Theater. The event recognizes the impact of tourism in Champaign County. Travel and tourism in Champaign County is reported to create over 2,500 jobs, generate over $63M in payroll and result in $306M in direct spending. This represents an […]

Champaign Connection – Episode #45

Don’t miss the latest episode of the award-winning show Champaign Connection, running now thru the end of June. On this latest episode: The City of Champaign has a new way to pay for parking  – the MobileMeter smartphone app. Administrative Services Manager, Kris Koester explains how easy it is to use the new MobileMeter app […]

City of Champaign’s 2015/16 Budget Invests in City’s Future

Administration Proposes Balanced Budget, Continuing Delivery of High Quality, Essential Services The City Administration is pleased to present a balanced budget that builds upon the City of Champaign’s long history of fiscal discipline. The budget allows for the continued delivery of essential City services, embraces growth, and preserves our vibrant community. The City’s AAA bond rating evidences Champaign’s […]

Area Law Enforcement and Community Coalition Partners Address Community Gun Violence

Contact:  Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb 217-403-6907, Urbana Police Chief Pat Connolly 217-384-2331, Community Coalition Facilitator, Tracy Parsons 217-819-3541,   Area Law Enforcement & Community Coalition Partners Address Community Gun Violence While overall crime in Champaign-Urbana is down, gun violence across our community has increased at a disturbing rate. Area law enforcement and Community […]

Champaign Police Make an Arrest in Shooting Investigation

Contact:  Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, Champaign Police Make an Arrest in Shooting Investigation On Thursday, April 30, 2015, at approximately 1:39PM, Champaign Police Investigators arrested Nicholas Clark on charges of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, in connection with the April 27, 2015 shooting in the 800 block of North Prospect Avenue. On April 27, at […]

Champaign Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

  Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, On April 30, 2015, at approximately 7:01PM, members of the Champaign Police Department and United States Marshal Service arrested Joseph Hart at 1121 Saint Andrews Circle, Rantoul, on an outstanding Champaign County arrest warrant for Armed Robbery/Armed with a Firearm.  Joseph Hart’s bond was set in the […]

May 5, 2015 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session Agendas

The City Council agendas for the May 5, 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 St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. […]

MCORE Project Partner Agencies to Host Open House

The partner agencies in the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project ( will hold an open house on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Illini Union Ballroom C (1401 W Green St., Urbana). The open house will be held between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The purpose of […]