City of Champaign News

Arrest Made in March 20, 2021, Shots Fired Investigation

On March 20, 2021, at approximately 12:21 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1400 block of Holl Hill Drive for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a spent shell casing in the backyard of a private residence. There was no damage to property and no injuries were reported to police. Information obtained in […]


White Street Lane Closure (between Randolph Street and Neil Street)

In order to repair pavement failures, A&A Concrete will close one lane of White Street between Randolph Street and Neil Street.  The closure will begin on Thursday, April 15 and is expected to last five days, weather permitting. Please do not park on the street near the construction site or in areas that are posted […]


Homicide Investigation – 0-20 Block of East Vine Street

On April 10, 2021, at approximately 11:56 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Neil and Vine Street for reports of shots fired. A short time later, at approximately 12:02 a.m. on April 11, METCAD 9-1-1 notified police that a 30-year-old male arrived by personal transport at a local hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds. […]


Fatal Car Accident – Mattis and Bradley Avenue

On April 10, 2021, at approximately 5:52 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the intersection of Mattis and Bradley Avenue for reports of a two-vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers discovered two seriously damaged vehicles, a Lincoln SUV and a Toyota SUV, that created a significant debris field. The occupants of the Lincoln, a 44-year-old male and […]


Shooting Investigation – 1900 Block of Southwood Drive

On April 10, 2021, at approximately 2:23 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1900 block of Southwood Drive for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and discovered a 16-year-old male with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his left leg. Officers rendered aid and the victim was transported to a local hospital for […]



Temporary Streetlight Outage on Second St. and Armory Ave. in Campustown

Temporary Streetlight Outage on Second St. and Armory Ave. in Campustown Due to bad underground wiring, the streetlights on Second St. between Chalmers St. and Armory Ave. & on Armory Ave. between First St. and Second St. are not working. A new electrical boring will be completed and the wiring replaced as soon as possible, […]


METCAD 9-1-1 Celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week – April 11-17

METCAD 9-1-1 is celebrating April 11-17, 2021, as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International is celebrated annually and honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens. In […]


Virtual Neighborhood Leaders Meeting

On April 7, the Neighborhood Services Department – Coordination Division hosted its monthly virtual neighborhood leaders meeting. City Manager Dorothy Ann David was the keynote presenter for the meeting which was held via Zoom. During her presentation, the City Manager shared information on City operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her presentation highlighted the City’s resiliency […]


HR Hosts Virtual Coaching and Counseling Workshops for City Managers, Supervisors, and Staff

Four City employees participated across three Coaching and Counseling Workshops between April 6 and 8. The interactive workshops were originally scheduled as in-person sessions and were successfully transitioned to online events due to the ongoing pandemic. The sessions offered the opportunity for attendees to learn more about and discuss Feedback, Coaching, and Counseling in the […]