City of Champaign News

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch at the intersection of Third Street and University Avenue, Illinois American Water and Shaw Brothers will be closing a westbound lane of University Avenue between Third Street and Second Street. The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, October 18 will reopen on Friday, October 21, 2016. Westbound traffic […]


Champaign Fire Department Receives Two Grants for Equipment

The Champaign Fire Department received two grants for additional equipment.  Marathon Petroleum Company awarded the department $5,000 through their First Responders Grant and Illinois American Water awarded the department $700 through a Safety Grant. The Fire Department recently purchased upgraded firefighting foam equipment to improve its ability to deliver foam fire suppression agent.  The Marathon […]


Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to complete a fiber optic bore, Metro Communications will be closing a northbound lane of Randolph Street between Healey Street and White Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, October 17 and will reopen on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Champaign Fire Department Will Be Conducting Live Fire Training

The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting live fire training October 18, 19, and 20, 2016, at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, 11 Gerty Drive, Champaign. Fire crews will have the opportunity to train with both the new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC) recently purchased by the Fire Department. These new […]


Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Battery Suspects

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov On September 25, 2016, police responded to the area of 306 E. Green St. for a reported shooting.  The on-scene investigation determined that four individuals were injured by gunfire, including 22-year-old George Korchev who was fatally wounded. During this investigation, Champaign Police Detectives determined that just […]




Citizen Review Working Group Hosts Community Dialogue Meetings

Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons served as the moderator for two Community Dialogue Meetings held on Monday, October 10 and Thursday, October 13.  The meetings focused on the work of the Citizen Review Working Group to determine the need for a Civilian Review Board.  The working group is comprised of community stakeholders and City staff, which […]


CU Fresh Start Targets Guns, Hosts First Call-in

On Thursday, October 6, the Community Coalition held its first call-in of the CU Fresh Start initiative. CU Fresh Start is a new approach designed to focus on offenders with a history of violent, gun-related behaviors. Through this approach, individuals will be “called in” to a meeting with community members where they are given a […]


Reentry Resource Fair

Reentry Resource Fair On Tuesday, October 11, staff from the Community Relations Office (CRO) attended the Champaign County Reentry Resource Fair held at the Illinois Terminal. The purpose of this event was to offer a “one-stop-shop” venue to link citizens returning to the community after incarceration, to local resources which may be able to help […]