City of Champaign News

Government 101 Class Kicks Off for Second Year

The Champaign City Government 101 Academy kicked off September 15, 2016, with a welcome from Deputy Mayor Paul Faraci and a session on the City Council and City Manager’s Office. Class participants learned about the council-manager form of government, the various roles of the Council, Mayor, and City Manager, Boards and Commissions, liquor licensing, and […]

Departments Host Annual Contractors Luncheon

In partnership with the Public Works Department, the Community Relations Office held the annual Minority/Majority Contractor Luncheon on Tuesday, September 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn.  A total of 65 attendees enjoyed the opportunity for lunch and networking. The event’s program included an overview by Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen of the City’s vision for Equal Opportunity in […]

Local Efforts Recognized for Global Impact at 14th Annual Awards

The Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards held its 14th Annual Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn on September 8.  The event highlighted the tireless efforts of 3 individuals and 2 organizations in the following categories: Dr. Omar Al-Heeti, Humanitarian Relief Individual Award DoMonique Arnold, Human Rights Individual Award Leanna Cossman, Humanitarian Relief Individual Award Mi Raza Community Center, Hospitality Organizational Award Walking With […]

Community Relations Office Shows its Pride

On Saturday, September 10, staff from the Community Relations Office promoted the City through a resource table at Pride Fest. The resource table included information regarding Walk as One, the Community Coalition, Human Relations Commission and enforcement of the Human Rights Ordinance through the Community Relations Office. Staff answered questions about the Community Relations Office […]

Washington Street Lane Closure

In order to install gas service, Ameren Illinois and Shaw Brothers will be closing the eastbound lane of Washington Street between Walnut Street and Market Street. Eastbound and westbound traffic will shift around the work area. The work will begin on Monday, September 19 and will reopen on Friday, September 23, 2016. One lane of […]

Fourth Street Road Work

In order to install water and fire services at 401 E. University Avenue, Binder Plumbing will be closing a portion of the southbound lane of Fourth Street, south of University Avenue. Northbound and southbound traffic will shift around the work area. The work will begin on Monday, September 19 and reopen on Friday, September 23, 2016. One lane […]

Police Make Arrest of Suspect Tied to Multiple Residential Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | On September 14, 2016 at approximately 4:00 PM, the Champaign Police Department arrested 20-year-old Brandon I. McClendon of Champaign for the charge of multiple residential burglaries. Yesterday, McClendon was served a search warrant at his residence in the 1500 Block of W. Healey.  There, Police recovered […]

Police Identify and Arrest Suspect Responsible for Recent Armed Robberies

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at approximately 4:30 PM, the US Marshal Service arrested 27-year-old Carmaine R. McBride of Champaign on charges of Armed Robbery. After seeking the public’s help on September 7 to identify an armed robbery suspect, a tip confirmed the identity of the suspect […]