City of Champaign News

In order to repair pavement failures, Feutz Contractors will be closing the two south bound lanes of First Street between St. Mary’s Road and Hazelwood Drive. The closure will begin on Monday, April 13, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, April 17, 2015, weather permitting. First Street will have one lane of traffic open in…
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  Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us   On Friday, April 10, 2015, at approximately 6:03 PM, Champaign Police responded to reports of shots fired near the area of Fourth St. and Beardsley Ave.  As officers were arriving at this location, another dispatch advised that a gunshot victim had just arrived at Presence Hospital.  The victim, a 27-year-old male,…
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The City Council agendas for the April 14, 2015 Rescheduled Regular Council Meeting and Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged….
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Upcoming Community – Police Meetings The mission of the Champaign Police Department is to serve our public by the unwavering protection of all citizens, through unconditional respect and collaborative efforts within our community. As CPD works in community partnership to constantly strengthen relationships, it is critical that we keep our goals, vision, and action plans…
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Contact: Lt. Tod Myers, 217-403-7020, tod.myers@ci.champaign.il.us On April 8, 2015 at approximately 2:43 PM, Champaign Police officers were responding to the 400 Block of W. Maple St concerning a shots fired investigation that reportedly occurred the night prior. While officers were on this call, they reported hearing several shots fired in the area of W. Beardsley and…
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In celebration of National Library Week (April 12-18), community members are encouraged to “explore your star library” and discover the valuable resources it offers. The Champaign Public Library has been awarded “star library” status by Library Journal since 2008. Its recent four-star designation places it among the top 3% of public libraries nationwide. The celebration…
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Contact: Sergeant Joe Ketchem, 217-403-6981, joe.ketchem@ci.champaign.il.us In March 2015, the Campus Community Alcohol Task Force Coalition conducted a series of liquor compliance checks throughout the City of Champaign.  These monthly checks, funded by the Strategic Prevention Framework grant through the Illinois Department of Human Services, aims to address underage alcohol access and decrease medical and alcohol overconsumption issues. …
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The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 3, 2015, at the I Hotel and Conference Center at 1900 S. First Street in Champaign at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: to honor individuals…
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Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club Honors Fire Fighter of the Year Recipient The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club will honor the 2014 Fire Fighter of the Year recipient, Engineer Josh Jessup, on April 6, 2015 during a ceremony being held at O’Charley’s Restaurant, 720 W. Town Center Blvd., from 12:00 to 1:00.  When responding to the news that…
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In order to repair pavement failures, Feutz Contractors will be closing the two north bound lanes of First St. between St. Mary’s Rd. and Hazelwood Dr.  The closure will begin on Monday, April 6, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, April 10, 2015 weather permitting. First St. will have one lane of traffic open in each direction. Driveways…
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