City of Champaign News

Lane Closures on Kirby Avenue and Prospect Avenue

In order to install fiber optic utility near the intersection of Kirby Avenue and Prospect Avenue, Custom Underground will be closing the following lanes: One northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Kirby Avenue and Dodds Drive. Northbound Prospect Avenue traffic will be reduced to one lane in this area. One westbound lane of Kirby Avenue […]


Area Law Enforcement Hold Scenario Training – June 15, St. Thomas More High School

Champaign County law enforcement agencies will be holding a joint training exercise tomorrow, June 15, starting 7:30 AM at St. Thomas More High School – 3901 N. Mattis Avenue, Champaign. Citizens can expect to see a number of police vehicles and increased police presence in the area on Thursday.  As well, nearby residents and businesses […]


Police Provide Update into Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

Yesterday, Champaign Police provided a preliminary overview involving an officer-involved shooting that took place in Champaign.  This release supplies additional information into the circumstances of that shooting. On Sunday, June 11, 2017, at approximately 10:37 PM, Champaign Police Officer James Hobson initiated a traffic stop in the 400 Block of E. Washington St.  The involved […]


Phase 2 West Washington Street Drainage Improvements (Lane Closures on Mattis Avenue)

Several daytime lane closures are planned for the next seven days as part of Phase 2 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Project.  The lane closures include the following: • One southbound lane of Mattis Avenue will be closed between Springer Drive and Glenn Park Drive.  Southbound traffic will be merged into one lane […]


City Staffer Lends Expertise to Poverty Panel

Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager and Community Coalition Facilitator, served as a subject matter expert on a panel hosted by the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty, Heartland Alliance, and the Eastern Illinois Food Bank. At the event, Heartland Alliance presented the 2017 report on Illinois poverty with a focus on the intersection of […]


Apartment Fire – 56 East Healey Street

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a working fire at 56 East Healey Street, Monday, June 12, 2017, at 9:43 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported fire coming from a third-floor balcony of a three-story apartment building.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Firefighters made an initial attack from the ground and […]


South Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to construct storm sewer and pavement repairs, Duce Construction will close one northbound lane of Neil Street between St. Mary’s Road and Devonshire Drive. Northbound Neil Street traffic will be merged into a single lane through a short construction work zone. Southbound Neil Street will remain open and unaffected. Work is planned to […]


Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Team Conducts Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation 

  The Champaign County Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Team, led by the Illinois State Police, is conducting an investigation into an officer-involved shooting that occurred last night in Champaign. Preliminary information reveals that at approximately 10:37 PM, a patrol officer with the Champaign Police Department initiated a traffic stop in the 400 Block of E. Washington St.  […]


June 13, 2017 Special Regular City Council Meeting and Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the June 13, 2017 Special Regular City Council Meeting and Regular Study Session 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 […]


Land Connection Farmers’ Market Opens Third Season

Champaign’s Land Connection Farmers’ Market kicked off their third season on Tuesday, May 16. Planning Staff was at the Community Tent on May 30 for the first Market Seedlings Event for kids. Staff passed out pollinator and vegetable seed packets, and taught kids how to plant seeds. The City’s recycling programs were also promoted. Come […]