City of Champaign News

Bristol Place Demolition Work Slowed by Cisterns

Bristol Place demolition contractor Champaign Economic Restoration Endeavors Inc. (C.E.R.E.) discovered cisterns on two of the properties they were demolishing in Bristol Place, 1210 N. Market and 112 E. Garwood. Neighborhood Services staff issued a “Stop Work Order” for both of the properties and contacted Sims Drilling LLC to assess the properties.


Neighborhood Services Attends Joint Meeting

At the April 4 joint meeting between Continuum of Care and Council of Service Providers to the Homeless, Community Development Specialist Janel Gomez presented the draft FY 2017/18 Annual Action Plan and draft HOME Amendment, which would increase the number of households receiving tenant based rental assistance. The HOME funds would also provide additional financial resources to build or purchase […]


2017 Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process

The Police and Human Resources departments are nearing the final stages of another successful 2017 Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process. On April 4, 2017, eighty-eight (88) candidates completed oral interviews at the Champaign Police Department. In order to accomplish such a structured, one-day interview timeline, HR enlisted the assistance of 12 assessors – 6 panels […]



Watch Champaign Connection Episode #56 on CGTV and Social Media

There is a new episode of Champaign Connection now playing most nights at 6:30 p.m. on CGTV (Comcast and iTV3 channel 5 and AT&T U-verse channel 99). This episode will air on CGTV until the end of May. It is also available on-demand on the City’s website and YouTube page. On episode 56: Get the latest […]


City Hosts Forum With Media Representatives

On April 12, 2017, the City’s Communications Advisory Committee (CAC) hosted a meet-and-greet event between City leaders and members of the local media.  Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton facilitated the meeting, which was undertaken as a way to strengthen the City’s relationship with local media outlets.  Fourteen members of the local media from nine different organizations attended. […]



Law Enforcement Agencies Release “Unofficial” 2017 Statistics

Area law enforcement agencies and University of Illinois officials urged safety and responsibility for the annual “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day, held in the campus area of the University of Illinois on March 3, 2017. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the precautions officials took on the day […]



Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale – One Day Only

Take advantage of one-day only bulk pricing for rain barrels and compost bins.  City of Urbana and City of Champaign residents that pay a Stormwater Utility Fee are eligible for a $25.00 rebate for rain barrels.  Proof of residency and payment of the Stormwater Utility Bill required.  Pre-order now at: Rain Barrel Pre-Order Event Information: […]