Category: General Press Releases

Champaign and U of I Police Conduct Enforcement of Illegally Stopped Vehicles

Patrol officers from the Champaign Police Department and University of Illinois Police Department have begun extra enforcement of vehicles illegally parked in the middle of the roadway. The enforcement effort is a response to the increased frequency of vehicles using center turn lanes or the middle of the roadway as a quick parking option. The […]

Announcing the Award Recipients for the 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois are proud to announce the award recipients for the 17th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration.  In keeping with this year’s theme “50 Years Past, 50 Years Forward…Our Future Dreamers,” the Committee focused on the achievements of youth […]

Residential Fire – 1105 North Champaign Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1105 North Champaign Street, Friday, December 22, 2017, at 6:39 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found moderate smoke and fire coming from the front of a single-family home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. A neighbor noticed smoke coming from the residence and called […]

Christmas/Holiday Tree Collection

Christmas/Holiday Tree Collection The City of Champaign offers two convenient options to recycle your Christmas/Holiday tree in January. Curbside Collection: To enjoy this free service, residents simply place their tree within four feet of the curb before 6:00 am on their scheduled pickup day. Trees will be collected in the Orange Zone on Monday, January 8 and in the […]

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. Flash will begin Friday, December 22, 2017. Normal signal operations will resume Friday, January 12, 2018. The signals are at the intersections of: Fourth Street and Peabody Drive […]

Downtown TIF Concludes after 36 years of Rebuilding Downtown Champaign

Downtown TIF Concludes after 36 years of Rebuilding Downtown Champaign On Friday, December 15, 2017, the Downtown Tax Increment Financing District officially ended and with it, the primary funding stream for 36 years’ worth of revitalization work.  The Downtown TIF was initially enacted on December 15, 1981 as a tool to reverse years of decline […]

Storefront Improvement Program Used to Restore Art Marquee

Storefront Improvement Program Used to Restore Art Marquee The Art Film Foundation is preparing to officially rededicate the renovated Art Theater Marquee on Monday, December 18th at 6:30 PM. This year long project involved a community fundraising drive to match the $10,000 available in the City’s Storefront Improvement Program. In total, $23,000 in repairs were […]

Champaign Public Library Recognized as an All-Time All-Star Library

For ten years in a row, the Champaign Public Library has received Star Library status from Library Journal. This year, in addition to the three-star ranking which puts Champaign in the top 3.5% of public libraries nationwide, the library was also recognized as one of only 69 U.S. libraries that have made the list every […]

Arrest Made in Shooting Investigation – 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave.

Yesterday evening at approximately 7:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave., where a19-year-old male victim had been shot and suffered a serious gunshot wound. Police have continued the investigation into this incident, leading to the identification of a person believed responsible for last night’s shooting. The suspect, identified as […]