City of Champaign News

Police Investigate Shooting – 700 Block of N. Hickory Street

This morning, at approximately 1:22 AM, Champaign Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 700 Block of N. Hickory St., near the area of a local club. The preliminary investigation reveals that a verbal argument could be heard in the area immediately prior to an unknown suspect(s) firing numerous gun shots. Four […]


Prospect Avenue Lane Closures

In order to perform tree work, the Public Works Department will close both southbound lanes of Prospect Avenue between Healey Street and Green Street.  This work is planned to begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by noon. Southbound Prospect Avenue traffic will be […]


Fourth Street Road Closure

In order to perform tree work, the Public Works Department will close Fourth Street between Springfield Avenue and Healey Street on Saturday, March 10.  This work is planned to begin at 7:00 a.m. and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by 9:00 a.m. No through traffic will be allowed; however, access to […]


UPDATE: Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Incident – 1300 Block of Sunset Drive

On Wednesday, March 7, at approximately 12:26 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1300 block of Sunset Drive for a report of gunfire. Upon arrival, police located 26-year-old Micheal White of Chicago, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound. Continued police investigation into this incident has resulted in the identification of a suspect and issuance of […]


2018 Police Entry Level Written Exam

2018 Police Entry Level Written Exam The first component of the 2018 Police Entry-Level Recruitment process was held on Saturday March 3,  at the I-Hotel and Conference Center.  There were 149 applicants that sat for the written exam. Applicants with the top 100 highest scores will move to the second component of the recruitment process, […]


March 13, 2018 Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the March 13, 2018 Regular Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download […]


Round Barn Road – Road Closure

Round Barn Road – Road Closure In order to repair pavement failures, Otto Baum will be closing Round Barn Rd. between Mattis Ave. and Crescent Dr. Repair work will begin on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The closure is expected to last 3 days weather permitting and access to businesses will be maintained at all times. […]


Public Works Department February Service Requests

Public Works Department February Service Requests Citizens and City staff submitted 300 total requests during February 2018.  This was an increase from January’s 175 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 49 (16%) issues. The Sewer section responded to 79 […]


First Street Lane Closure

In order to repair a water main leak on First Street (adjacent to City of Champaign Police Department), Illinois American Water will be closing a southbound lane of First Street between Park Street and University Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, March 12 and will reopen on Friday, March 16. During the repair, […]


Neighborhood Programs Lead to Structure Repair

In June of 2017, the Neighborhood Programs Division was tasked with making a house habitable after the home was badly damaged by fire. The damaged portion of the home contained the bedrooms, bathroom, water heater, breaker box, and furnace. The client had no homeowner’s insurance and the house was condemned pending repairs. If the home […]