City of Champaign News

New Panels, Human Relations Commission Attend Meet and Greet Reception

Staff from the Community Relations Office hosted a meet and greet reception for Human Relations Commissioners(HRC), Citizen Review Subcommittee members, and the Use of Force Review Board to celebrate the end of their training. Staff in attendance included Assistant City Attorney Laura Hall, Deputy Chiefs Troy Daniels, Dave Shaffer, Joe Gallo and Lt. Tod Myers. […]




Champaign Police Provide Conclusion into Internal Investigation of Officer-Involved Shooting

Champaign Police provide this news release as an update into the Department’s internal investigation of the June 11, 2017 shooting incident in which Champaign Police Officer James Hobson reported an accidental discharge of his duty weapon during the apprehension of a fleeing subject. The single bullet discharge resulted in the subject, 22-year-old Dehari Banks, being struck in […]


Fire Damaged Vehicles Towed

In August 2017, the Neighborhood Services Code Compliance Division cited four vehicles for being unregistered and not parked on an improved surface on a vacant lot. The violation notice also referenced that the three buses could not be parked on the property due to the City’s Zoning Ordinance. The owner of the vehicles contacted Inspector […]



Urbana-Champaign Angel Network Meeting

On November 28, Planning and Development Director Bruce Knight participated in a pitch meeting of Urbana-Champaign Angel Network (UCAN) along with Champaign County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) staff, U of I Research Park staff, and possible Angel investors for the companies. The pitch meeting included three company presentations – two startups and one success story, […]


Mayfair Road Closure

In order to repair pavement failures, A&R Mechanical Services will be closing Mayfair Road between Kirby Avenue and Waverly Drive.   Work will begin on Thursday, November 30, and is expected to be completed by Friday, December 8, weather permitting. Through traffic will not be allowed during the closure, however driveway access will be maintained.


Champaign Police Thanksgiving Seat Belt Enforcement

The Champaign Police Department conducted seat belt enforcement from November 17-27, as part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket mobilization. The Department joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois in an effort to help reduce highway fatalities by reinforcing to motorists the importance of buckling up and not driving impaired. During […]