City of Champaign News

2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

    The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, the Champaign County Board, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois invite the public to the 15th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on Friday, January 15, 2016. This year’s event will be held at Parkland College, “U” Building, 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, at 4:00 p.m. This […]


Mayor Feinen Joins Other City Leaders in Support of Modernizing the Federal Lifeline Program to Include Internet Access

Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen has joined mayors and elected officials from 44 communities in support of a proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to improve Internet access for low-income families by updating the federal Lifeline program.  In a joint letter to the FCC, Mayor Feinen supports a proposal which would allow Champaign’s low-income […]


2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project – Mayfair Road

As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project Stark Excavating will be working on Mayfair Road on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, weather permitting. Please pay close attention to construction signs, traffic control devices and marked detours. Please do not park on the street near the construction site or in areas that are posted […]


Champaign Fire Department Responds to Apartment Building Fire – 404 Briar Lane

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 404 Briar Lane, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:50 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported light smoke visible, coming from the 2nd floor. Suppression operations began immediately and crews quickly extinguished the exterior fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]


Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Investigations

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us   Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Investigations Today, Champaign Police Detectives and members of the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force arrested 20-year-old Shaundrell D. Brown for the offense of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, a Class X Felony. Brown was arrested for the November 13, […]



Champaign Police Investigate Multiple Robberies Involving Craigslist Scams

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us                                                                                                                            Champaign Police Investigate Multiple Robberies Involving Craigslist Scams The Champaign Police Department has received four recent reports of individuals that were robbed while trying to conduct a business transaction after responding to an ad posting on Craigslist. In each case, the victims […]


Green Street Lane Closure

In order to complete roofing work at 505 East Green Street, Advanced Commercial Roofing will be closing one eastbound lane of Green Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the following days: Monday, December 21, 2015 – Wednesday, December 23, […]


Downtown Champaign Street Closures To Accommodate Community Rally

  The City of Champaign is announcing the temporary closure of several streets to accommodate a community rally and march through downtown Champaign this evening (December 15, 2015). The following actions are being taken to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.:  North First Street will be closed between Park Street […]