City of Champaign News

Human Resources Department Launches Jobs Page Update

On December 28, the Human Resources Department launched its redesigned Jobs page on the City’s website. The new page was designed to give candidates looking and applying for positions with the City a more intuitive and mobile-friendly user experience that meets ADA compliance standards. Visitors to the page can see details on current City job […]


Champaign Planners serve in leadership roles in Professional Organizations

Staff of the Planning and Development Department has traditionally been active volunteers with the American Planning Association which is the largest professional membership organization for planners.  This involvement showcases the success of Champaign at a state and national level and also provides the opportunity to bring great ideas from other elsewhere home to Champaign. T.J. […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to complete a storm sewer connection at 217 South Neil Street, Wells and Wells Construction and Mayfield Construction will close one southbound lane of Neil Street between Clark Street and White Street. The closure will begin on Monday, January 30 and will reopen on Friday, February 3, 2017, weather permitting. Southbound traffic will […]


New Liquor Commissioner Webpages Launched

The refresh of the City’s website continues and the redesigned Liquor Commissioner’s Office pages were published to the website on January 22, 2017.  The new layout breaks liquor-related information into user-friendly sections, and features fillable-PDF applications and forms. The site also includes links to the Liquor Code, Liquor Commissioner’s Rules, and State Liquor Control Commission.


Ameren Remediation Work

Ameren contractors will begin remediation work at the 5th and Hill site, location of the former Champaign Manufactured Gas Plant, on January 25, 2017. The sidewalk along the west side of the site has been closed. The work is expected to last for four weeks, weather depending. For more information about this site, including a Fact Sheet […]



Residential Fire – 902 S New Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 902 S New Street, Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 12:12 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the open, second floor windows.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Eleven (11) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-five (25) emergency response personnel responded […]


Arrest Made in January 19 Bank Robbery

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   On January 19, 2017 at approximately 11:05 AM, Champaign Police responded to Busey Bank, located at 3002 W. Windsor Road, for a bank robbery.  The suspect, who was later identified as 30-year-old Jeremy Larson of Champaign had entered the bank, demanded money, and then fled the area on foot. […]


UPDATE: Suspect Identified in January 19 Bank Robbery

On January 19, 2017 at approximately 11:05 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 3002 W. Windsor Road for a reported bank robbery.  Bank staff reported that a suspect entered the bank, jumped onto the counter and announced it was a robbery and demanded money.  An undetermined amount of currency was provided […]


Join our Team!

Champaign Police Department Accepting Entry-Level and Experienced Police Officers The City of Champaign is currently accepting applications for entry-level and experienced police officers to join the Champaign Police Department.  Dedicated to providing service through trust, integrity and respect, we seek diverse, committed individuals to support and proudly serve the residents and visitors of Champaign. Interested […]