City of Champaign News

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to the Arrest of Suspect in Holly Hill Drive Shooting

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Today at approximately 5:10 PM, Champaign Police Officers and Detectives arrested 37-year-old Peter L. Campbell, who was wanted for the June 10, Holly Hill Drive shooting of a Champaign woman. An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led Police to the 2700 Block of Wellington Drive.  As officers approached the home, […]


Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Investigation, 1500 Block of Holly Hill Dr.

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Champaign Police are seeking the whereabouts of 37-year-old Peter L. Campbell, in association with the shooting investigation of a Champaign woman. Today at approximately 1:39 PM, Police responded to the 1500 Block of Holly Hill Drive for a shots fired report where a 35-year-old female victim was found responsive, […]


2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project – William Street Closure

As part of the City’s 2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the concrete pavement on William Street from Mattis Avenue to Crescent Drive is being rehabilitated.  Beginning Monday June 13, 2016, William Street between Crescent Drive and Hollycrest Drive will be closed.   Please pay close attention to construction signs, traffic control devices, and marked detours. […]


Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Hill Street and Washington Street.  The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016.  Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the […]


Public Invited to Meet the Library Director Finalists

Media Contact: Martin Wolske, President, Library Board of Trustees  | 217-840-7434 | Martin.Wolske@gmail.com The Library Board of Trustees invites the community to meet the three remaining candidates for Champaign’s Library Director position at a special public event on July 7, 2016.  The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Champaign City Building (102 N Neil Street, Champaign) and the public […]


Locust Street Road Closure

In order to construct new storm sewers, Duce Construction will close Locust Street to all through traffic between Daniel Street and Chalmers Street.  Traffic on Daniel Street and Chalmers Street will not be impacted by the work.  This work is planned to start on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 a.m. and is planned to be […]



Bristol Place Update

There have been 54 properties acquired in Bristol Place; 23 residents have been relocated, and 15 properties have been demolished with 10 properties under contract.  The Bristol Neighborhood has been very busy with demolitions this week.  Miller Enterprises started demolishing two properties and C.E.R.E, a new contractor, also began demolition on two properties in Bristol Place.   


Town Center Apartments Fire

On Monday, May 30,  there was a fire at one of the Town Center Apartment buildings.  The fire heavily damaged the entire building rendering it unfit for human habitation.  The Fire Department contacted the Code Compliance Division on Tuesday, May 31 to request that the building be “Condemned for Occupancy.”  Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear assessed the building from […]


First Street Construction Update

Stark Excavating began construction on First Street between Kirby Avenue and Gregory Drive on May 16.  The construction consists of the replacement of existing PCC pavement, new storm sewers, new PCC sidewalk, and new street lights.  This work has an interim completion date of August 12, which is prior to the move-in date for the […]