City of Champaign News

MCORE Project 2 Update – Green Street Road Closure

Green Street Road Closure (Between Neil Street and Railroad Tracks) On Wednesday, September 20, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will close Green Street between Neil Street and the Canadian National Railroad tracks.  Access to properties and businesses between Neil Street and the railroad viaduct, including those along Chestnut Street, will be available using driveway […]


Police Investigate Overnight Shooting – 900 Block of Pomona Drive

This morning, at approximately 2:57AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 900 Block of Pomona Dr. after receiving multiple reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, police identified a 25-year-old female victim who had been shot during an argument with a nearby resident. The victim was transported to an area hospital for what appears to be […]


Neighborhood Services Staff Assists to Organize Sawgrass Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Coordination Staff organized a Sawgrass neighborhood watch kick off meeting on Sunday September 10. Approximately 35 Sawgrass Home Owners Association (HOA) members met at Windsor Road Christian Church to discuss the formation of a new neighborhood watch group.  The neighbors are concerned about an increase in auto and home burglaries in the area, along with parking issues on […]


Council, City Manager’s Office Kicks off 2017 Champaign City Government 101 Academy

Neighborhood Coordination staff launched the third annual Champaign City Government 101 (CCG-101) Academy on Monday September 11. During the opening session, Council Members and staff from the City Manager’s Office (CMO), Mayor’s Office, and Community Relations provided an overview of their departmental goals and objectives.  They discussed the roles of CMO staff in the overall management […]


2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Available for Auction

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is auctioning off a used 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE via eBay auction. Additional information, including photos of the vehicle can be viewed by clicking this link 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE or by visiting this website http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/202025562266?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT  by 9:27am  (CST) on Friday, September 22, 2017.


2005 Ford F-250 Available for Auction

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is auctioning off a used 2005 Ford F-250 via eBay auction. Additional information, including photos of the vehicle can be viewed by clicking this link 2005 Ford F-250 or by visiting this website http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/202025562266?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT  by 11:20am  (CST) on Friday, September 22, 2017.


September 19, 2017 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session

The City Council agendas for the September 19, 2017 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are 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 encouraged. […]


Commercial Permits

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer/Business 2506 N Prospect $250,000.00 9/7/2017 Walmart Property 2301 W Bradley $350,000.00 9/11/2017 Prime Housing LLC 1802 S Mattis $1,050,000.00 9/11/2017 The Carle Foundation 402 Town Center Blvd $1,524,458.00 […]


Community Relations Staff Attends Annual Meeting

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer, attended the Illinois Municipal Human Relations Association (IMHRA) annual meeting in Springfield, IL on Tuesday, September 14. The meeting was hosted by the Community Relations Office of the City of Springfield. Members discussed upcoming statewide Hate Crime training and received an overview of the new amendment to the Illinois […]


UPDATE: Suspect Identified in September 12 Bank Robbery

Champaign Police have identified 38-year-old Derek L. Watson of Champaign as the primary suspect in a robbery that took place yesterday at Regions Bank (111 S. State St). Bank staff reported that a suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money.  An undetermined amount of currency was given before the suspect […]