City of Champaign News



Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

This weekend is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. On Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m., we change our clocks ahead. The City of Champaign Fire Department encourages everyone to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.” Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in […]


Compliance and Bar Checks Conducted During January/February 2015

The Champaign Police Department, assisted by both the Urbana Police Department and the Parkland College Police Department, conducted a total of 35 compliance checks at liquor establishments located throughout Champaign during the months of January and February 2015. Compliance checks are important in ensuring that those establishments holding a liquor license are not serving alcohol […]



Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

Champaign – In order to install domestic water and fire services at 1201 Providence Circle (NW corner of Bradley and McKinley), DUCE Construction will be closing one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between McKinley Avenue and James Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, March 9, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, March 13, […]



Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activated

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE ACTIVATED As of 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 8.3 inches of snow during the Saturday night/ Sunday […]


Champaign Police Investigate Downtown Shooting

On February 28th at 2:33AM, Champaign Police responded to a call for a fight that occurred in a parking lot, north of the High Dive Bar. As officers approached the scene, the crowd began to disperse.  At 2:36AM, officers reported hearing a shot.  A 22 year-old male victim was located with a gunshot wound and was […]


City Crews Continue to Address Snowfall 03.01.15

City Crews Continue to Address Snowfall  The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues to address the snowfall that fell overnight and this morning. NOAA snowfall totals this morning showed 9.5” of accumulation. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. […]