City of Champaign News


Apartment Fire – 57 E John Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 57 E John Street on March 18, 2016, at 11:56 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from apartment #7. Suppression efforts began immediately. Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response […]



Champaign Public Library Director Search Reopened

The Champaign Public Library Board of Trustees announced today they have reopened their search for a new Library Director.  Applications can be completed on the City of Champaign’s website.  Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2016.  “Though our last recruitment didn’t result in filling this critical position, the process and accompanying input from all […]


Keep Champaign Streets Safe This St. Patrick’s Day – Don’t Drink and Drive

Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934, geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us Widely celebrated across the country, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays due to the number of drunk drivers on the road. Drunk driving kills more than 10,000 people each year in our country, and every single one of those deaths is preventable. So today, the Champaign Police Department […]


Bradley Avenue Lane Closure Extended

In order to install new gas main, Ameren Illinois has closed one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between McKinley Avenue and Garden Hills Drive. The lane closure started on Monday, March 7, 2016. It has been extended to April 1, 2016. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area. In addition, one […]


Land Connection Farmer’s Market

The City of Champaign was a proud sponsor of the Land Connection Farmer’s Market debut season last summer.  The market was held downtown on Tuesday evenings from May to October and provided those living or working downtown with easy access to fresh local produce, crafts, prepared foods, and many other items. The Land Connection operates […]



Champaign Firefighter of the Year Recipients Announced

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club will honor the 2015 Fire Fighter of the Year recipients, Lieutenant William Painter, Engineer Courtney Moravek, and Firefighter Matt Boulos, on March 14, 2016. A ceremony will be held at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. -30- Contact: Randy Smith | 217-403-7212 | randy.smith@ci.champaign.il.us


Ongoing Investigation by Street Crimes Task Force Results in 3 Arrests, Ammunition and Drug Seizures

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On March 9, 2016, Police made three arrests following search warrants that were served in conjunction with on-going investigations by the Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF) and with assistance from METRO SWAT and Champaign Police SWAT units. Arrested was 25-year-old Martez L. Taylor and 25-year-old Darius M. Erving, of 1405 Eater Drive, […]