City of Champaign News

Commercial Permits Issued

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer/Business 3407 Big Pine Trail $961,608.00 4/4/2017 Tag Along Associates LP 102 Mercury Dr $1,149,350.00 4/4/2017 Fed Ex Ground Pkg System 102 Mercury Dr $1,124,800.00 4/4/2017 Fed Ex Ground […]


Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club Honor the 2016 Firefighter of the Year Recipient

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club will honor the 2016 Firefighter of the Year recipient, Captain Glen Daniels, on April 10.  A ceremony will be held at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Captain Daniels is a 26 year veteran of the Champaign Fire Department.  In 2016 […]


Investigation Update: Police Arrest Last Suspect in September 25 Battery

In October 2016, Police sought community assistance to identify individuals who were suspects in a battery that took place just prior to the fatal September 25 shooting in the 300 Block of E. Green St.  After hundreds of hours of follow-up interviews and investigations, Detectives arrested the last suspect in this attack, helping to bridge resolve […]


Add Fire Safety to Your Spring Cleaning List

With temperatures on the rise, and flowers beginning to bloom, many will get the urge to tackle those spring cleaning chores.  The Champaign Fire Department reminds households that as they start cleaning this spring, don’t forget fire safety.   Tackle these simple tasks to make your family’s home safer: Test your smoke alarms and replace any […]


Board & Commission Webpages Get a Makeover

On April 3, the newly redesigned Board and Commission webpages went live to the public.  Incorporating a colorful new design, each Board/Commission page includes a large banner image, information about the Board/Commission, and contact information for its members.  Improvements to the website backend also makes updating the pages faster, easier, and more consistent. Before    […]


ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov | 217-403-7030 This morning, at approximately 9:17 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 2011 W. Springfield Avenue for a reported bank robbery. According to bank staff, a suspect entered the bank and demanded money; implying but not displaying a weapon. The suspect was handed […]


City Debuts Video on Police Use of Body Cameras

At the March 28 city council meeting the Body Cameras: CPD’s New Tool to Protect & Serve video had its première viewing. The Champaign Police Department will soon be using body cameras as a new tool to protect & serve. This informational video explains how the police department will use the cameras and your rights when being recorded. The video was […]


United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association Announces New Initiatives at Monthly Meeting

The United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting on Monday March 20. Approximately 35 residents attended the meeting to hear about exciting new initiatives and partnerships which will work in collaboration with the neighborhood group to improve conditions within the neighborhood. Carle Foundation announced a 15 year initiative to impact health outcomes utilizing […]


STAR Awards to Honor Dedicated Community Groups and Difference Makers

The eighth annual STAR Awards will be held on April 27 at 7:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 S. Neil St., Champaign). This event is free and open to the public. This event was created to promote and recognize exemplary civic engagement efforts and initiatives across the city.  It is hosted by the City’s Neighborhood […]


Bristol Park Neighborhood Steering Committee Hosts Info Meeting with Developer, Residents

On Thursday, March 23, the Bristol Park Neighborhood Steering Committee hosted the public to learn more about the preliminary site plans for the Bristol Place redevelopment from developer AHDVS, LLC, and to consider a special request regarding honoring John Lee Johnson. In addition to Neighborhood Services Advisory Board (NSAB) and Steering Committee Chair Karen Foster, the meeting […]