City of Champaign News

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030                                     david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us   Champaign Police Announce Arrest of Murder Suspect On Tuesday July 28, 2015, at approximately 7:11 PM, the Champaign Police Department arrested 21-year-old Brandon L. Collier of Champaign, in connection with the…
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To allow for the connection of Olympian Drive to Duncan Road, the City of Champaign will be closing Duncan Road between Meridian Drive and the I-74 overpass.  The road closure will begin on Monday, August 3 and will reopen no later than October 2.  A detour route has been assigned around the construction zone.  …
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As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project it will be necessary to close Theodore Drive on the east side of Mayfair Road. Theodore Drive will remain open west of Mayfair Drive.Weather permitting, the closure will begin Monday, July 27 at 7 a.m. and will last until July 31, 2015. Emergency vehicles may…
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The Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 1603 Sheffield Road on July 23, 2015 at 3:47 a.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames emanating from the roof and garage of the structure. Also upon arrival, fire crews found the occupants outside the structure awoken by the smoke…
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Over the last two nights, residents in the City of Champaign were awoken when their smoke alarms activated and indicated smoke and fire in the residence. After being awoken by the sounding smoke alarms, the residents found working fires and called 9-1-1 before evacuating the home. Commenting on the two incidents, Champaign Fire Chief Gary…
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The Champaign Township Highway Department has announced that starting Friday, July 24, 2015, weather permitting, their contractor, Open Road Paving, will begin asphalt milling and paving operations on Kirby Avenue between Duncan Road and Interstate 57. The pavement surface milling operations will require intermittent lane closures with construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone….
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  Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 609 Corey Lane on July 22, 2015 at 3:14 a.m.  Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames emanating from the roof and South side of the structure. Fire crews deployed a single-hand line into the structure in an attempt to extinguish the…
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