Category: General Press Releases

Champaign Police Invite the Public to Annual Police Week Events

Police to Dedicate Historical Room, Honor Volunteer Group on Tuesday, May 14 The Champaign Police Department invites the public to attend events during National Police Week, May 12 through 18, 2024, as we honor our fallen officers with reverence and recognize our employees for their efforts. Additionally, Champaign Police will honor a group of volunteers […]

Notice of Public Hearing – Fiscal Year 2024/2025 Annual Budget

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all interested citizens that the City of Champaign will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Champaign City Building, 102 North Neil Street, Champaign, Illinois, for the purpose of reviewing the City’s proposed Fiscal Year 2024/2025 Annual Budget, including […]

Community Leaders Excited to Welcome 2024 Illinois Race Weekend Participants

Community Leaders Excited to Welcome 2024 Illinois Race Weekend Participants (Full Marathon Returns with New Route Through Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy) The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, the Village of Savoy, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District are eager to welcome thousands of race participants and fans into our community […]

Registration Now Open for May Countywide Residential Electronics Collection

The Countywide Residential Electronics Collection (CREC) event this spring will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Parkland College. To attend the CREC event, residents of participating Champaign County communities must register online in advance at  The online registration process allows residents to reserve an available 15-minute time […]

City of Champaign Encourages Participation in Broadband Mapping Challenge

The City of Champaign has an opportunity to access grant funding from the Federal Government through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The grant funds are intended to assist with the development of fiber infrastructure to bring fast Internet to all and address issues of […]

Champaign Public Works Director Announces Resignation

Khalil Zaied, the Public Works Director for the City of Champaign, has announced his resignation from that position effective March 8, 2024. Zaied is moving out of state to attend to private, family matters. Zaied has served as the City’s Public Works Director since October 17, 2022. Khalil Zaied stated, “It is with a heavy […]

Champaign City Council to Consider Proposed Settlement Agreement

On February 6, 2024, the Champaign City Council will consider authorizing the settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the City of Champaign and its police officers by the Estate of Ross Booker. Employed by a tow truck company, Mr. Booker was tragically struck and killed by a passing motorist while cleaning debris at […]

Champaign Police and Fire Train Area First Responders

On January 30, personnel with the Champaign Police and Champaign Fire Departments hosted a half-day training session for all first responders in Champaign County. The training was held at First Christian Church in Champaign, and involved classroom instruction, a scenario, and a debrief, and was designed to take each responding unit approximately 60 minutes. The […]

City of Champaign Facilities Closing at Noon Due to Winter Weather

For the safety of public visitors and City of Champaign employees, City of Champaign facilities are closing to the public for routine operations at noon today (January 22, 2024). This includes the City Building, the Champaign Public Libraries, 205 W Park Ave., and the Public Works facility. All emergency and storm response services will continue […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

On January 14, 2024, Mikal Washington of the Equity and Engagement Department participated in the 23rd annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Thanks to the assistance of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Advocacy for Justice and MLK Countywide Committees, attendees were able to honor […]