City of Champaign News


City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter weather approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2” or greater. The City of […]


Arrest Made in Shooting Investigation – 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave.

Yesterday evening at approximately 7:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave., where a19-year-old male victim had been shot and suffered a serious gunshot wound. Police have continued the investigation into this incident, leading to the identification of a person believed responsible for last night’s shooting. The suspect, identified as […]


Police Investigate Shooting – 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave.

This evening, at approximately 7:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave., for a reported shooting. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 19-year-old male victim suffering from a serious gunshot wound.  The victim was immediately transported to an area hospital, where he is receiving medical treatment. Initial information […]


Police Provide Update into Shooting Investigations

The Champaign Police Department is seeking the community’s support and assistance regarding information on two shootings that occurred Friday evening. The first incident occurred at approximately 9:07 PM in the 2000 Block of Cynthia Drive, where a 25-year-old male victim was shot and sustained a non-life-threatening injury. The victim was ultimately treated and released from […]


Residential Fire – 2 Hanover Court Unit A

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2 Hanover Court Unit A, Friday, December 8, 2017, at 7:17 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of a single-story duplex. Suppression efforts began immediately. Firefighters deployed hose lines inside the duplex and quickly […]


Police Investigate Shootings – 2000 Block of Cynthia Drive and 500 Block of W. University Avenue

This evening, at approximately 9:07 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2000 Block of Cynthia Dr., after receiving reports of multiple shots fired. Preliminary investigation reveals that a 25-year-old male victim was sitting in a vehicle when he was shot and subsequently transferred to an area hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. At 9:20 […]


In-Town Neighborhood Listening Session

On Thursday, December 7, approximately 70 residents from the In-Town Neighborhood Association and the Washington Street Neighborhood Association attended a Listening Session at the Champaign Public Library.  The purpose of the Listening Session was to hear interests and concerns as they relate to zoning and development regulations for new buildings in the In-Town Zoning Districts.  At […]


State Street Lane Closure

In order to complete storm sewer and pavement repairs, Duce Construction will close the northbound lane of State Street between Kirby Avenue and Fox Drive.  This work will start on Monday, December 11 at 7:00 a.m., and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by noon on Tuesday, December 12.   Traffic will remain […]


Residential Exterior Rehabilitation Program

The City has closed on its first four Residential Exterior Rehab Projects. Additionally, there are six other homes approved and in process of closing and ten additional in the application pipeline. The first four homes are all located in the Garden Hills Neighborhood and include two garage repairs, a new roof, and a new driveway. […]