City of Champaign News


Avenue Building Slated for Court Ordered Auction

The Avenue Building, located at the southeast corner of Water and University Avenue, will be auctioned off at a court ordered auction on July 14, 2016.  The City’s Planning and Development, Neighborhood Services, Legal, and Fire Departments have been working diligently to force a decision on the future of this building.  Over one year ago, […]




2016 STAR Awards Celebration Video on CGTV and Social Media

On April 21, staff from the City Manager’s Office recorded the 7th annual STAR Awards. The celebration recognizes outstanding civic activities of people, groups, and organizations within the community. Watch the entire celebration on CGTV (Comcast or iTV3 channel 5, AT&T U-verse channel 99), on the City’s website, or on YouTube.


Residential Fire – 2303 Southwood Drive

Media Contact: Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith | 217-403-7212, 840-9434 | randy.smith@champaignil.gov The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2303 Southwood Drive, Monday, June 13, 2016, at 10:43 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported fire coming through the roof of the residence. Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and […]


Seven Residents Apply to Fill District 3 Council Seat

The City of Champaign received seven applications to fill the vacant District 3 City Council office by today’s 12:00 p.m. deadline.  Copies of the applications are available for public review on the City’s website  (ci.champaign.il.us/council). In alphabetical order, the applicants are: Angela Brix Bruce Brown Jamar Brown Kenton Elmore Katherine Johnson Pamela Peete Gordon J. […]


Champaign Police Investigate Shooting at N. McKinley Ave and Francis Drive

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov This evening, at approximately 8:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the corner of North McKinley Ave and Francis Drive in Champaign for multiple reports of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located a female victim who sustained serious injuries and was transferred to an area hospital. It is unclear at […]


Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to the Arrest of Suspect in Holly Hill Drive Shooting

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Today at approximately 5:10 PM, Champaign Police Officers and Detectives arrested 37-year-old Peter L. Campbell, who was wanted for the June 10, Holly Hill Drive shooting of a Champaign woman. An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led Police to the 2700 Block of Wellington Drive.  As officers approached the home, […]


Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Investigation, 1500 Block of Holly Hill Dr.

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Champaign Police are seeking the whereabouts of 37-year-old Peter L. Campbell, in association with the shooting investigation of a Champaign woman. Today at approximately 1:39 PM, Police responded to the 1500 Block of Holly Hill Drive for a shots fired report where a 35-year-old female victim was found responsive, […]