City of Champaign News

The Champaign Police Department is investigating a home invasion. The incident took place in an apartment complex, located in the 2000 block of N. Mattis Avenue, on January 21, 2014, at approximately 12:46 p.m. Reports indicate that three unknown masked males entered an apartment and robbed three men at gunpoint. All three offenders displayed handguns….
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On November 5, 2013, Council gave the final approval for a license agreement to Lois Wacholtz, owner of Christopher’s Fine Jewelry Design, to update the building façade, create a new store entrance, and construct new balconies extending over the Right-of-Way on Taylor Street just east of Neil Street.  The balconies were recently completed along with…
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City offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. Emergency services (Police, Fire, METCAD) will continue normal operations. City services will reopen on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Have a safe holiday weekend.

The Champaign Public Library Foundation is an official Charity Running Partner for the 2014 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 24 to 26.  Participants can run in support of the Library Foundation and enlist supporters through a personalized fundraising page.  Registering for the race through the library gives runners the benefit of the discounted early…
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On December 3, 2013 City Council adopted an ordinance that allows residents to raise up to six hens under specific conditions. Since that time, Staff has been answering inquiries from residents, speaking with the media and entering information into the City’s licensing software. The ordinance requires a coop license to be issued prior to a…
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The results are in from the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday crackdown on intoxicated drivers. During the holiday season, reducing the deadly dangers from intoxicated drivers was a top priority as the Champaign Police Department was out in force to arrest those who put themselves and others on the road at risk. From…
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