City of Champaign News

IDOT – Neil Street Resurfacing

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to Neil Street from Edgebrook Drive south of Interstate 74 to Anthony Drive will begin Sept. 5. At least one lane will remain open in each direction during the project duration, and the work will be performed at night on weekdays. The project is expected to […]


West Hill Street Properties Get Exterior Repairs

As structures age, they often require maintenance to stay in good health. Individual structures and neighborhoods that are poorly maintained cost citizens more money, depress property values, and foster vandalism and crime. The best solution to maintaining good neighborhoods is for everyone to voluntarily comply with a standard of maintenance agreed upon by the community. Unfortunately, […]


September 5, 2017 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the September 5, 2017 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and […]


Police Investigate Fatal Shooting – 1200 Block of N. McKinley Ave.

On September 1, 2017 at approximately 12:44 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 1200 Block of N. McKinley Ave., after nearby officers heard multiple gunshots in the immediate area. When officers arrived on scene, police found a 19-year-old male victim suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to Carle Hospital, where he […]


City Staff Presents at Monthly Realtors Meeting

Staff from the Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) were invited to speak to a regular monthly meeting of the Champaign County Association of Realtors (CCAR) and their Young Professionals Network on Sunday, August 24. NSD Staff, in coordination with the City of Urbana, presented on Homebuyer Programs, Homeowner Programs, Enterprise Zones, and the Homeowner Maintenance Workshop. […]


City of Champaign Welcomes Public Input on Council Goal Setting

The Champaign City Council will meet in September to discuss their goals for 2017-2019, and the public is encouraged to share its thoughts and ideas to help guide the discussion.  Every two years the City Council identifies a set of goals, which the City Manager and Executive Staff use to set priorities, direct work activities, […]


Champaign’s Fire Factor Partners with UI New Student Programs for Move-In Night Event

On Thursday, August 24, Champaign’s Fire Factor and the University of Illinois New Student Programs partnered to offer over 6,000 incoming students a Safety Festival during their first night on campus. Champaign Fire Department, Neighborhood Services, and METCAD partnered with other agencies and organizations to share their expertise in the Ikenberry Housing Quad along 301 […]




Police Ask for Witness Support in August 3 Homicide Investigation

On August 3, 2017 at approximately 8:10 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the area of Elm St. & Beardsley St. after receiving a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found 53-year-old Gus Edwards who suffered from a gunshot wound.  Edwards would later succumb to his injuries hours later at Carle Hospital. Champaign Police […]