Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Crews to Address Snowfall

City of Champaign Crews to Address Snowfall   The City of Champaign Public Works Department will deploy resources to address the snowfall forecast for Friday night to Saturday night. Forecasters are calling for 3-6” of total accumulation, with gusty winds causing visibility issues. According to Public Works Director, Dennis Schmidt, “We are following the specifics […]


Champaign Police Investigate Fraudulent Activity, Seek Assistance Identifying Suspects

The Champaign Police Department is investigating fraudulent activity after being alerted by two local businesses that their payment machines were compromised by skimming devices – a malicious credit/debit card reader attached to the real payment terminal, or inserted inside, by scammers to steal financial and personal information from unwitting customers. Following police investigation, surveillance video […]


Champaign Police Alert Public to Recent Increase in Delivery Robberies

The Champaign Police Department is reminding local businesses and delivery drivers of important safety tips and to remain vigilant. Since Nov. 1, 2018, Champaign Police have received nine reports of delivery robberies, mostly to pizza delivery drivers completing an order. In each known event, the suspects are believed to have only stolen food after verbally […]


Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation

Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation As of 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2019 the Champaign Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas in effect. The National Weather Service indicates that our area received 8” inches of snow between Friday night and Sunday morning. […]


Suspect Identified, Warrant Issued in Dec. 24, 2018, Shooting Investigation

  Champaign Police have identified Mario Turner (pictured) as the suspect in a Dec. 24, 2018 Christmas Eve shooting investigation that resulted in one individual being hospitalized. On the evening of Dec. 24, at approximately 10:33 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1400 block of North McKinley Avenue after receiving reports of a shooting. Upon […]


Father Michael Pfleger to Provide Keynote Speech at 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

Organizers of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Countywide Celebration are honored to welcome inspirational pastor and activist Father Michael L. Pfleger as the keynote speaker at this year’s event.  This year’s celebration will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019, at The Vineyard Church (1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana). Entertainment and hors […]


Police Seek Assistance in Overnight Shooting Investigations

On December 24, 2018, at approximately 10:33 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1400 block of North McKinley Avenue after receiving reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers did not locate a victim but were later informed that a 32-year-old male had arrived at a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury from a gunshot wound. […]


Campus Signals to Change to Four-Way Stops Over Break

Due to decreased vehicle and pedestrian traffic during winter break, several campus traffic signals have been adjusted to act as a four-way stop by continuously flashing red.  The traffic signals were adjusted today, Friday, December 21, 2018.  Normal signal operations will resume Friday, January 11, 2019.  The signals are at the intersections of: • Fourth […]


Minority and Women Owned Business Certification Event – December 28th

The City is pleased to announce the launch of the City of Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP). This program encourages City departments, contractors and other vendors doing business with the City to increase the amount of goods and services provided by local businesses owned by minorities, women, and other socially and economically disadvantaged groups. To […]


Bristol Place Project Contractors Workshop

Trades & Subcontractors and interested parties are invited to attend The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that AHDVS, LLC, and Carlson Construction will be hosting a workshop on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to continue conversations with interested contractors/subcontractors for the Bristol Place bidding.  The workshop will start with a presentation by Jim Roberts of […]