City of Champaign News

Update: CPD Response to Property Crime

Since 2005, the City of Champaign had seen a downward trend in residential burglaries and burglaries to motor vehicles.  In 2013, the police department responded to the lowest number recorded in over 27 years.  Beginning in 2015, there was a noticeable increase in burglaries throughout the City of Champaign.  The trend continued into 2016, which […]


Now Available: Champaign Connection Episode 58

Champaign Connection Episode 58 will be playing on CGTV, YouTube, and the City’s website from now until the end of September. You don’t want to miss this exciting episode where we discuss the responsibilities of the City of Champaign Township. We’ll learn about the two primary functions of the Township – general assistance for those […]


Back to School Traffic Safety Reminders

As students return to school, the Champaign Police Department reminds motorists and pedestrians of safe transportation practices and to observe applicable laws near school zones. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, on average, 17 school-aged children die in school transportation-related crashes each year. To help ensure that kids arrive to and from school […]


Planning and Development Department Completes Website Upgrade

The Planning and Development Department recently launched their redesigned department webpages. The new pages include several updated features, including a new visual interface, quick links to the services most commonly requested of the department, and several new features, like assistance with conducting historical research on a property. The site is organized by the department’s major areas of […]


Hopscotch Bakery Opening is Sweet News for Small Business Incentive Program

Hopscotch Bakery and Market had their soft opening on July 14. Hopscotch is a woman-owned business registered in the City of Champaign’s Small Business Incentive Program. Business owner Kaya Tate showed patrons her new store and offered samples during the open house. Hopscotch officially opened its doors to the public on July 19. They sell desserts, […]



Prospect Avenue Lane Closures

 In order to install a gas main, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes: One northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Broadmoor Drive and Arrow Road (northbound traffic reduced to one lane). Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 11, 2017 One southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Broadmoor Drive and Devonshire […]



City Holds Annual Neighborhood Clean-up Events

Staff from the Neighborhood Services and Public Works Departments held the City’s annual neighborhood clean up drop off event on Saturday, July 15 and 17 at the Public Works facility.  Just over 6,500 postcard vouchers were mailed out to eligible households throughout Champaign.  Eligible areas include Planning Area 1, 2, 7, 8, 14 and parts […]


August 1, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

The City Council agenda for the August 1, 2017 Regular Council Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download the […]