City of Champaign News

Champaign Police Seek Identified Suspect in Shooting Incident

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   On October 29, 2016 at approximately 11:44 PM, Champaign Police responded to 701 N. Neil St. in Champaign for a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of gunfire, and determined that no one had been injured. Throughout this investigation, Detectives have reviewed various pieces of information and evidence, […]



Public Safety Message: Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov The Champaign Police Department provides this message as notice to residents of a continued increase in crimes involving residential and motor vehicle burglaries.  Citizens are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings, to have security measures in place to help in burglary prevention efforts, and to […]


Police Investigate Shooting Incident – 300 Block of N. Third Street

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-202-7355 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov On November 4th, at approximately 11:38 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 300 Block of N. Third Street after receiving multiple reports of shots being fired.  Preliminary evidence suggests that a dispute took place during a house party, and later resulted in both of the involved […]



Certified Housing 2016/2017 Inspection Cycle

Property Maintenance Inspectors Michael Lambert and Tim Spear have completed the initial inspections at the 51 Certified Housing Facilities in the City of Champaign.  The average number of violations per facility is trending down over the past 3 inspection cycles.  A total of 1,394 violations were cited at the 51 properties for an average of […]




Bristol Place Demolition Bid Opening

Four demolition bid packets were opened on October 21, 2016 for the demolition of eight properties.  Fenter Machinery was the lowest, responsible bidder for two bid packets and ICD Ironhorse, Inc. was the lowest, responsible bidder for two bid packets.  Both are approved Bristol Demolition Contractors.  Approval of the contracts is expected to go before […]


Keep Champaign Beautiful Annual Litter Index

The Keep Champaign Beautiful committee conducted the annual litter index survey on Friday, October 28. The litter index is one of the requirements to maintain certification with Keep America Beautiful.  Committee members Nichole Millage, David Oliver, Tina-Marie Ansong, Karen Foster, and Phil Burke participated in the survey.  Results will be tabulated by the Planning and […]