City of Champaign News

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to trim trees for Ameren Illinois, Wright Tree Service will close one northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Green Street and Park Street.  The lane closure will occur Wednesday, March 28 through Friday, March 30, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  During the closure, northbound traffic will be reduced to […]


Police Conduct Homicide Investigation – 100 Block of Apricot Drive

On March 23, 2018, at approximately 12:09 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 100 block of Apricot Drive for a report of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located 18-year-old Ricky Green of Urbana, who suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound. On-scene medical care was immediately provided, and the victim was transported to an area hospital, […]


Illinois NAACP and Illinois Police Chiefs Announce “Shared Principles” Agreement

***ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE PRESS RELEASE*** Illinois NAACP and Illinois Police Chiefs Announce Bridge Building Agreement, “Shared Principles” (Resolution is the first of its kind in the nation)   (Springfield, IL) – The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) and the Illinois NAACP State Conference announced a resolution of shared principles that are […]



City Staff Attend Training To Enhance Goals of Community Coalition

City Staff Attend Training To Enhance Goals of Community Coalition Joan Walls, Deputy City Manager; Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager; and Anthony Cobb, Police Chief, traveled to Chicago on Wednesday March 21 to attend a workshop around the Violence Reduction Assessment Tool (VRAT). The VRAT is a planning and support instrument that allows communities to […]



Residential Fire – 908 Frank Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 908 Frank Drive, Monday, March 19, 2018, at 2:48 p.m.  Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found smoke coming from the garage of the home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the attached garage of the home and called 911.  […]


Lane Closures for Tree Work

In order to perform tree work, the Public Works Department will close one lane of traffic in the following areas: 1) One southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Stonegate Drive and Sangamon Drive 2) The eastbound lane of Interstate Drive between Newmark Drive and Farber Drive      (eastbound traffic will be routed through the […]


Prospect Avenue and Springfield Avenue Lane Closures

In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance, Hoerr Construction, Inc. will intermittently close one northbound and one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue from Springfield Avenue to Kirby Avenue. Traffic will be merged into a single lane in each direction through a short construction work zone. Work is planned to begin at 7:30 a.m. on […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closures

In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance, Hoerr Construction, Inc. will intermittently close one eastbound lane and one westbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Mattis Avenue and Mayfair Road. Traffic will be merged into a single lane in each direction through a short construction work zone. Work is planned to begin at 7:30 a.m. […]