City of Champaign News

Fire Investigation Update – 808 E. Bradley Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 808 E. Bradley Avenue, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Monday, January 21, 2019, at 3:06 a.m. First-arriving fire crews encountered smoke and flames through the roof of the structure and quickly declared the incident a second-alarm fire, bringing additional Champaign and Urbana Fire Department companies.  […]


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 […]


Structure Fire – 808 E. Bradley Avenue

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a working fire at 808 E. Bradley Avenue, Monday, January 21, 2019, at 3:06 a.m. Fire crews remain on the scene of this second-alarm fire. Firefighters responded to Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church initially to an automatic fire alarm. Once on the scene, crews reported heavy smoke […]


City of Champaign Crews to Address Snowfall

City of Champaign Crews to Address Snowfall   The City of Champaign Public Works Department will deploy resources to address the snowfall forecast for Friday night to Saturday night. Forecasters are calling for 3-6” of total accumulation, with gusty winds causing visibility issues. According to Public Works Director, Dennis Schmidt, “We are following the specifics […]


Champaign Police Investigate Fraudulent Activity, Seek Assistance Identifying Suspects

The Champaign Police Department is investigating fraudulent activity after being alerted by two local businesses that their payment machines were compromised by skimming devices – a malicious credit/debit card reader attached to the real payment terminal, or inserted inside, by scammers to steal financial and personal information from unwitting customers. Following police investigation, surveillance video […]



CGTV Online – Live Steaming and On-Demand

We’re Live!  As a reminder, Champaign Government Television (CGTV) is telecast live on local cable systems (Comcast, AT&T U-verse, i3 Broadband) and live streamed 24×7.  CGTV’s mobile-friendly website can be viewed on computers, tablets, and phones.  Check it out at champaignil.gov/live. We’re On-Demand Too!  City Council, Board, and Commission meetings, along with City-produced programming, are also available […]


Champaign Police Alert Public to Recent Increase in Delivery Robberies

The Champaign Police Department is reminding local businesses and delivery drivers of important safety tips and to remain vigilant. Since Nov. 1, 2018, Champaign Police have received nine reports of delivery robberies, mostly to pizza delivery drivers completing an order. In each known event, the suspects are believed to have only stolen food after verbally […]


Invitation to Bid for the Boneyard Creek North Branch Improvements – Phase D

The City of Champaign is accepting bids for the Boneyard Creek North Branch Improvements Project – Phase D.  This project consists of street and drainage improvements along the Boneyard Creek corridor from Bradley Avenue to Neil Street.  The work includes a three-sided structure, box culverts, storm sewers, manholes and inlets, special drainage structures, pavement removal, […]