City of Champaign News

Overgrowth Removed on West Bradley Avenue

Property Maintenance Inspector Susan Jones worked with the Public Works and Planning & Development Departments, Illinois-American Water, and American Tower to find a solution to the overgrown grass and weeds surrounding two addresses adjacent to the Boulder Ridge Subdivision. City maps indicated the property as part of the Bradley Avenue right-of-way, but there is an […]

Traffic Changes at Neil St. and Town Center Blvd. Intersection

The City will implement changes to the traffic signal at the intersection of Neil Street and Town Center Boulevard on Friday, September 23. This change will reconfigure the assigned use of the northbound lanes on Neil Street – the new configuration will be two left turn lanes (westbound) and one shared lane for through traffic […]

Police Seek to Identify Suspect Responsible for Residential Burglaries

Media Contact: Lt. Robert Rea | 217-403-6908 | Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man responsible for committing recent residential burglaries in the campus area. Surveillance video below shows the suspect wearing a black hooded sweater, long dark shorts, black shoes, and carrying a maroon backpack.  In the surveillance, the suspect can […]

Police Arrest Two Subjects Connected to Multiple Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 |   On Friday September 16, at approximately 12:32 AM, Champaign Police apprehended three suspects in the 2300 Block of Sangamon Dr. in connection with area burglaries to motor vehicles (BMVs).  Arrested was an 18-year-old female, Inece Hunt and a 15-year-old male juvenile, both of Champaign. A […]

City Arborists to Participate in Event to Honor Veterans

CITY ARBORISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN EVENT HONORING VETERANS On Wednesday, September 21, three City arborists, along with four pieces of equipment will travel to Camp Butler National Cemetery, in Springfield, to participate in the second annual Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance Day of Service. This event is organized by Saluting Branches to express their gratitude […]

City of Champaign’s Excellent AAA Bond Ratings Affirmed

Moody’s Investors Services and Fitch Ratings have affirmed the City’s AAA bond ratings, the highest for both rating agencies. According to Finance Director Richard Schnuer, “A high bond rating lowers the City’s interest costs on borrowing because investors are willing to receive lower interest rates on low-risk debt.” Champaign is the only municipality in Illinois […]