City of Champaign News

2017 Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment Information Meeting

2017 Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment Information Meeting Approximately 50 prospective candidates attended the Champaign Police Departments 2017 Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment Information meeting on January 24, at the Champaign Public Library. Chief Anthony Cobb welcomed and thanked everyone that attended.  A panel of Police Lieutenants, Sergeants, SWAT., experienced Police Officers and probationary police […]


Fifth Street, Sixth Street, and Wright Street Road Closures

In order to perform sanitary sewer interceptor maintenance, SAK Construction and Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District will be temporarily closing the following streets: – Thursday, March 16, 2017, and Friday, March 17, 2017 — Fifth Street closed between Grove Street and Vine Street – Monday, March 20, 2017, and Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — Sixth Street closed […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closures

In order to install new gas main and services, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes of Kirby Avenue: – One eastbound lane of Kirby Avenue will be closed from Kenwood Road to Rosewood Drive.  This lane closure will begin on Monday, March 20, 2017, and will reopen on Friday, March […]


Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation – UPDATE

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Champaign Police officers responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department after receiving a report that Luke Miller, age 15, was receiving medical treatment for a serious medical condition. Luke was subsequently airlifted to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at […]



Champaign County Community Coalition Sponsors 11th Racial Taboo Event

The Champaign Community Coalition, in partnership with the McKinley Presbyterian Foundation, invites the public to attend a free screening of the documentary, Racial Taboo, on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S 5th Street, Champaign, IL. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the film starts at 2:30 p.m. The public is encouraged […]



CU Fresh Start Holds Second Call-In to Address Gun Violence

CU Fresh Start held its second Call-In meeting on March 9, 2017. At the Call-In, law enforcement representatives, community members and social service providers met face-to-face with eleven individuals who are known to be involved in local gun-related incidents and shootings. The message was clear and direct – “The gun violence in our community must […]


Bristol Place Master Developer Submits Pre-application for Redevelopment

On behalf of the Bristol Place redevelopment partners, AHDVS, LLC, submitted to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) a pre-application for the 9% low income housing tax credits (LIHTC). LIHTC provides the majority of funding for affordable housing rental developments across the nation and the 9% tax credits are highly competitive. IHDA will review the […]


Legal Department Assists In Gaining Compliance

Legal Department Assists In Gaining Compliance On February 25, 2016, a complaint was received concerning the exterior condition of the house at 301 S Elm. Property Maintenance Inspector Kim Burnett conducted an inspection of the property and issued a Housing Violation Notice. Throughout the year, contact was maintained with the owner and reinspections were performed […]