City of Champaign News

Public Safety Alert: Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov The Champaign Police Department provides this alert as notice to residents of an increase in crimes involving residential and motor vehicle burglaries.  Citizens are encouraged to be aware of your surroundings and to have security measures in place to help in burglary prevention efforts. Since January 1, 2016 there have been […]


Fall Yard Waste Pickup Scheduled

Fall Yard Waste Collection The City of Champaign 2016 Fall Yard Waste Collection has been scheduled and will start with the Orange Zone on Monday, October 10, 2016. Blue Zone collections will begin on Monday, October 17, 2016. Collections will continue through December 9, 2016 on the dates scheduled below.  The collection is available to […]


Small Business Incentive Program Participant is Open for Business

Yolanda Wilson has officially opened the doors of her new restaurant, Hybrid Fit Foods.  Located at 401 East University Avenue, Suite 101 (just west of the new Latitude Development), the restaurant features smoothies, sandwiches, soups and salads.  Ms. Wilson was one of the first participants in the City’s new Small Business Incentive Program.  Under the […]


Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   UPDATE, 6:50 PM: Police Identify Bank Robbery Suspect Champaign Police Detectives have identified the Central Illinois Bank robbery suspect as Carlos K. Davis, a 40-year-old male formerly of Champaign. An arrest warrant for Davis has been issued for the offense of Aggravated Robbery with bond affixed at $100,000. Police continue […]


Countywide Electronics Recycling Event

Appointment Based Process to Minimize Wait Times at Next Countywide Electronics Recycling Event In order to avoid long lines and alleviate traffic backups, residents of Champaign County can now schedule a time to drop off their recyclables during the Countywide Residential Electronics Recycling Event scheduled on October 15, 2016.  Residents can quickly schedule an appointment […]


Springfield Avenue Lane Closure

In order to facilitate tree work, the Public Works Department will close the westbound lane of Springfield Avenue between New Street and Wheaton Avenue.  Westbound traffic will be routed through the center turn lane.  The closure will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30. […]


Northwest Parkland Ridge Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Staff, Champaign Police Department, and Councilmember Angie Brix attended the Northwest Parkland Ridge Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Thursday, August 17.  Approximately 25 residents from the neighborhood watch group and surrounding areas attended the meeting to share information and their concerns. The group met to discuss concerns related to increased crime in […]


Emergency Shelter Small Meeting, Public Forum Held

Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear convened a small meeting prior to the public forum to review zoning, building code, and fire code procedures that could assist volunteers with the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless with their larger forum discussion.  Zoning Administrator Kevin Phillips provided information regarding the zoning ordinance and outlined the various […]


Timberline Valley South Starts Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Services Department Staff assisted Timberline Valley South residents in hosting a kickoff meeting for their newly formed Neighborhood Watch Group.  Approximately 30 residents attended the meeting to voice their concerns about an increase in crime in the area, including those related to auto burglaries and home break-ins.  Champaign Police were also in attendance to […]


Martin Luther King Neighborhood Celebrates 30th

Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Staff attended the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Martin Luther King (MLK) Neighborhood on Saturday, August 20.  The MLK Neighborhood Association planned a day-long celebration including food, music, and fun activities to mark 30 years since the first house was built in the neighborhood.  About 75 community members attended. […]