Category: General Press Releases

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 […]


Champaign Deputy Police Chief Joseph Gallo Retires

Champaign Deputy Police Chief Joseph Gallo has retired from the Champaign Police Department after 24 years of devoted public and police service to the Champaign community. His official retirement date is today, Dec. 11, 2018. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve alongside the extraordinary men and women of the Champaign Police […]


Suspects Identified, Warrants Issued in Nov. 18 N. Hickory Street Shooting Investigation

Champaign Police have identified three suspects in connection to the Nov. 18 N. Hickory Street shooting investigation that hospitalized a 25-year-old female victim with serious gunshot wounds. Arrest warrants for the following individuals have been issued for the offense of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Bond on the warrant for each was set at $500,000. […]


Holiday Tree Collection

The City of Champaign’s Holiday Tree Collection Program collection date has been set as Monday, January 7, 2019. This free collection program is available to all residential properties within the City’s corporate limits. City residents must place their tree within four feet of the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019, for collection. […]


Police to Hold SWAT Training Thursday, Dec. 6.

Thursday, Dec. 6, the Champaign Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team will be holding training exercises in and around the 1200 block of West Park Street. The training, which will begin in the morning and potentially carry over into the afternoon, will be conducted using abandoned residences awaiting demolition in the area, including […]


City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter weather arriving early this year, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2-inches or greater. […]


New Online Tool Provides Convenient, Online Access to Champaign’s Financial Data

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the launch of the Financial Transparency Portal, a new online resource which provides expanded and convenient access to the City’s financial information.  This new tool is now available for the public to explore via the City’s website at champaignil.gov/FinancialTransparency. The Financial Transparency Portal provides residents with easy, […]


With Financial Closing Complete, Bristol Place Construction Ramping Up. Announcing Contracting and Employment Opportunities

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that the financial closing of the Bristol Place Residences finished on November 8, 2018.  With the time-consuming work related to the closing completed, construction is now on track for an early 2020 completion.  The City is now focused on the significant economic impact this project will provide […]


SWAT Deployed to an Armed Subject Barricaded in a Private Residence

On Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue for a report of domestic battery by an armed male subject, who is identified as 25-year-old Jerry O’Neal, of Champaign. Upon arrival, officers learned O’Neal threatened a female with a firearm inside a private residence. […]