City of Champaign News

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. […]



Champaign Police Ask for Your Support in Promoting Safe Driving with “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day Safety Campaign

Media Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon | 217-403-6934 | geoffrey.coon@champaignil.gov Labor Day marks the end of summer celebrations for many families.  Unfortunately, it is also a time that many alcohol and drug-impaired drivers get behind the wheel.  As part of a national effort to eliminate drunk driving, the Champaign Police Department, partnered with the Illinois Department of […]


City of Champaign Elections

Petitions for the Office of City Council Member Districts (Districts 1-5), Township Supervisor, Township Assessor and other campaign materials will be available in the Office of the City of Champaign City Clerk, 102 N Neil Street, beginning Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. Petition information and forms will also be available on the City’s […]


Green Street Lane Closure

In order to facilitate construction activities at 212 E Green, Broeren Russo Construction will be closing one lane of Green Street between Third Street and Second Street.  The lane closure will begin on Thursday, September 1, 2016, and will extend through Thursday, December 1, 2016, when the lane will reopen.  Westbound traffic will be shifted […]



Neil Street Lane Closure

NEIL STREET LANE CLOSURE Champaign – In order to install domestic water and fire services at 201 N Neil Street, Mid-Illinois Concrete and Broeren Russo Contractors will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, August 29, 2016 and will reopen on […]


Police Arrest Three Suspects in Connection with Burglaries to Motor Vehicles

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On Monday, August 22 at approximately 11:06PM, Champaign Police apprehended three suspects in the 900 block of Waterview Way in connection with recent area burglaries to motor vehicles (BMVs).  Arrested were 21-year-old Darion Edwards of Urbana and two juvenile males—15 and 16 years old, of Champaign. Police who were patrolling the […]


Champaign Fire Department Receives Coveted ISO Class 1 Rating

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that the Champaign Fire Department was awarded a Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating today by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). ISO is an organization that independently evaluates fire-protection efforts in communities across the United States. An ISO Class 1 rating is the highest rating possible […]


Downtown Fringe and Bristol TIF Public Meeting to be Held September 8

In accordance with the Illinois TIF act, the City must hold a public meeting to give the public an opportunity to meet with City staff to discuss the proposed TIF districts and their impact.  The public meeting will be held in the City Building Atrium on Thursday, September 8 with the Downtown Fringe TIF Meeting […]