City of Champaign News

City of Champaign Announces Proposed Settlement in Benjamin Mann Case

At their December 15, 2015, meeting, the Champaign City Council will consider approving a settlement to a lawsuit filed by Benjamin Mann against the City of Champaign, the Champaign Police Department, and seven police officers (Case No. 14-cv-2200).  The proposed $225,000 settlement would release all claims against the City and police, but does not admit […]


Bristol Place Update

Bristol Place Update On Tuesday, December 1, the Champaign City Council approved the acquisition of 205 Garwood, the first not-for-profit acquisition in Bristol Place. The House of Prayer, Church of the Living God formerly at 205 Garwood, has been sold to the City of Champaign. The pastor of the church is retiring and plans to […]


“Point In Time” Homeless Survey Training

“Point In Time” Homeless Survey Training Each year, the City of Champaign helps host the “Point In Time” Homeless Survey Training, with the Champaign Police Department serving as survey headquarters during the evening homeless count. On behalf of the local Continuum of Care, Courage Connection identified a team of new leaders that will coordinate the […]


704 N. State St. Update

704 N. State St. Update On August 1, 2013, a notice was issued to the owner of 704 N. State St., informing them that the property was determined to be a Vacant Nuisance Residential Building. The notice informed the owner of the requirement to register the property with a deadline of August 19, 2013. Because […]


City of Champaign Responds to Media Inquiries Regarding Police Officer’s Use of Force

  For Immediate Release December 10, 2015   Contact: LaEisha Meaderds, 217-621-4440   A dedicated time of 11 AM – 12 PM and 2 PM – 3PM today have been scheduled for media inquiries regarding this release.  Location:  Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil Street, Council Chambers   City of Champaign Responds to Media Inquiries Regarding […]




Queens Way Road Closure

In order to repair pavement failures, A&R will be closing Queens Way between Campbell Drive and Roland Drive. The closure will begin on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. No through traffic will be allowed in the construction area. Properties with driveway access off of Queens Way will be closed for no more than seven days.


Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” Enforcement

  For Immediate Release December 7, 2015                                                          Contact:  Sgt. Geoff Coon 217-403-6934                                  geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Department Thanksgiving “Click It or […]


Working House Fire – 1604 Harbor Point Drive

  The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working house fire at 1604 Harbor Point Drive, Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6:22 p.m.  Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke showing from the front of the residence.  Fire suppression began immediately. Nine (9) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response […]