City of Champaign News

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that Interstate 74 will be closed at various locations between Interstate 57 and US 45 (Cunningham Avenue) for removal and replacement of sign trusses on Interstate 74. Weather permitting, lane closures will begin on December 8, 2013 and will continue through the end of December. All lane closures…
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On December 4, 2013, at approximately 9:25 a.m., Champaign Police arrested Darmel L. Smith, 33, of Urbana, Illinois, for his involvement in the murder of Sheena Williams. Mr. Smith was arrested in the 200 block of South Mattis on a Champaign County warrant for Murder/Intent to Kill/Injure.  Mr. Smith’s bail has been set at $2,000,000….
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With winter 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 Champaign…
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The Forestry Section has completed their Fall 2013 tree planting. In the month of November, they planted 104 trees throughout the City including varieties of hybrid elm, tuliptree, black maple, japanese tree lilac, bald cypress, planetree, and zelkova. In all, trees were planted in twenty-one different sections of the City with section 20 which had…
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On November 23, 2013, at approximately 11:50 AM, Champaign Police officers responded to a “check welfare” call due to loud noises and possible gunshots heard coming from an apartment, located in the 2000 block of Cynthia Drive. Upon arrival, officers also heard sounds coming from the apartment which resembled gunshots and attempted to make contact…
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