City of Champaign News

Champaign Fire Department Kicks Off Fire Prevention Week 2016

Champaign Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Week 2016 at Market Place Mall.  On Sunday, firefighters and staff were outside the Food Court hosting a Touch-A-Truck event so that over 300 kids of all ages could see a fire truck up-close.  Inside the mall were a “Hazard House Demo”, community outreach materials, and a special […]



Champaign Fire Department Is Accepting Applications For The 2017-2019 Probationary Firefighter Eligibility List

The Champaign Fire Department is now accepting applications for the 2017-2019 Probationary Firefighter eligibility list until November 12, 2016 via the National Testing Network website (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com). The Champaign Fire Department will also host a recruitment information meeting on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. This voluntary meeting will be held at Champaign […]


Planned Intermittent Street Light Outage on Marshall Street

Due to traffic cabinet work on Wednesday, October 12, the street lights on Marshall Street will intermittently be out.  This work will also affect street lights along Neil Street between Marshall Street and Springfield Avenue.  The work will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, and is planned to be completed by 12 p.m. […]


CGTV Televises Two Candidate Forums and a Unit 4 Referendum Panel Discussion

A series of public events were held recently in City Council Chambers to provide information to the public ahead of the November election. City staff worked with local groups to hold candidate forums on September 29 and October 7, and a Unit 4 referendum panel discussion on October 5. All events were televised live on CGTV. Events […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closures – EXTENDED

In order to repair an asphalt street, the Public Works Department will intermittently close lanes of Mattis Avenue between John Street and Kirby Avenue.  This work began at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27 and is now planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14. Residents will have […]



CU Fresh Start Holds First Call-In Meeting to Address Local Gun Violence

  The CU Fresh Start initiative held its first “Call-In” meeting on the evening of October 6, 2016.  The Call-In was a powerful face-to-face meeting of law enforcement representatives, community members and social service providers sending a clear message to nine targeted offenders, their street groups, gangs, and associates.  Their message – “The gun violence […]


Planning Staff Partners with Historic Resources Survey

The Planning and Development Department will be working with undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois during the month of October to survey homes in the City of Champaign. This is a continuation of a historic resources survey project complete last year in the Davidson […]


Champaign Connection Airs Episode 53

On the latest episode of Champaign Connection, Lock It, Hide It, Keep It – that’s the latest message the police department wants to share with the community. There has been an increase in vehicle and residential burglaries around the area this year. We’ll find out how the police department is responding to these outbreaks and […]