City of Champaign News

Free Parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck During December

Free Parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck During December During the month of December, the City of Champaign will offer free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck, as a thank you for patronizing Downtown businesses and restaurants. People who spend $5.00 or more at any Downtown business or restaurant are eligible for one […]


Police Investigation Reveals No Intended Threat of Harm towards Students

On Monday, November 13, 2017, Champaign Police responded to Centennial High School after being made aware that a student posted a suggestive threat on social media, allegedly aimed towards the school. Investigation into the incident revealed there was no credible threat, and that the post was intended as a joke towards other students. The following […]


The Council agenda for the November 21, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download […]



ILEAP Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

A team from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP), provided by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, will arrive in Champaign on November 15, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Champaign Police Department, including its policies, procedures, operations, and management. The on-site assessment is expected to take two days, and during that […]




Fall 2017 Residential Electronics Collection Recap

The fall Residential Electronics Collection Event was held the morning of October 14, 2017, at Parkland College. The event was co-sponsored by the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, and Champaign County Probation and Court Services. The sponsors contracted with A-Team Recyclers to process and recycle the […]


November 14, 2017 Regular City Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the November 14, 2017 Regular Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held at the Champaign Park District, Leonhard Recreation Center, 2307 W. Sangamon Drive, Champaign at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download the November […]


Police Provide Update into Robbery Investigation and Officer Weapon Discharge

This news release provides an update to the October 28, 2017 incident, in which a Champaign Police Officer fired his weapon while investigating a reported Assault and Robbery that occurred in the 1300 Block of Hanover Drive.  The involved officer is identified as Officer Edward Sebestik, a 5-year veteran of the Champaign Police Department.   Officer […]