City of Champaign News

March Public Works Work Orders

Citizens and City staff submitted 251 total requests during March 2017.  This was an increase from February’s 196 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 24 (10%) issues.Sewer Section responded to 22 sewer-related calls and 66 miscellaneous requests for a total […]


Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete power pole work, Ameren Illinois will be closing a northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between John Street and Healey Street.  The closure will occur on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Arrest Made in April 3 Bank Robbery Investigation

Yesterday, at approximately 5:10 PM, Champaign Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Champaign Police SWAT Team, served a court authorized search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of N. Neil Street. After the residence was secured, Detectives placed Eric T. Motton, a 50-year-old male from Champaign, under arrest for the offense of Aggravated Robbery. During […]


Lane Closures on Mattis Avenue and Glenn Park Drive

In order to continue work on the Phase 2 West Washington Street Drainage Project, Stark Construction will be closing the outer east lane of northbound Mattis Avenue between Church Street and the railroad.   Northbound Mattis Avenue will be reduced to a single lane though a short work zone; minor traffic delays may occur. Church […]


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 […]