Category: General Press Releases

Mattis Avenue Single Lane Closures (Healey Street to John Street)

In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance activities, Hoerr Construction, Inc. will be closing single lanes of South Mattis Avenue between Healey Street and John Street. These single lane closures will be of short length and time duration and will affect only one travel lane at any given time. This work will impact northbound […]


Mayor Feinen Issues Emergency Order for Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

I, Deborah Frank Feinen, in my capacity as the Liquor Commissioner for the City of Champaign, Illinois, and pursuant to authority granted me in Section 5-91.9 of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 as amended, entitled “Emergency powers,” do hereby find that there may be a threat to the public health, safety and welfare from activities […]


City Recognizes Black History Month

City Recognizes Black History Month with Atrium Display Black history month is celebrated in February nation-wide. Staff from the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights (ECHO) put together a display, in the atrium of the City Building, highlighting historical and great African Americans. The ECHO staff invites the public to stop by the City […]


Champaign Police Investigating Sunday Night Shooting

On Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at approximately 11:26 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the North West area of Champaign following several reports of shots fired. Soon thereafter, police were notified an 18-year-old male arrived at a local hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Upon arrival at the hospital, police discovered a vehicle with damage consistent […]


City of Champaign Facilities to Reopen at Noon on January 31

In order to allow weather conditions to subside so employees can safely travel to work during the forecasted cold weather, the Champaign City Building and the Public Works facility will delay opening to the public until noon on January 31, 2019. All emergency services continue to fully operate. Anyone choosing to travel during the bitterly […]


City of Champaign Facilities Closed January 30 Due to Weather

City Building, Champaign Public Library, Public Works Closed to Public In order to maintain employee safety and to focus on emergency services during the forecasted extreme temperatures, City of Champaign facilities will be closed to the public for routine operations on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. This includes the City Building, the Champaign Public Library and […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting in the 1300 Block of Fairfax Drive

On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at approximately 7:10 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1300 block of Fairfax Drive following reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 24-year-old male victim inside a private residence suffering from serious gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. The preliminary investigation […]


Champaign Police Investigating Overnight Homicide

This morning, at approximately 4:40 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 800 Block of Fairoaks Drive following reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive 38-year-old male victim inside a private residence suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The preliminary […]


Champaign Police Officer Ed Wachala Retires

Champaign Police Officer Ed Wachala is retiring from the Champaign Police Department after 21 years of public and steadfast police service to the Champaign community. “It’s been a remarkable journey serving our community as a police officer and working alongside the skilled men and women of the Champaign Police Department – many of whom are […]


Police Investigating Jan. 21 Shooting

On Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at approximately 5:27 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2000 block of N. Market Street following reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, police learned a 20-year-old male had suffered life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound. The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition. Champaign Police are processing evidence from the scene and […]