City of Champaign News

Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more.  Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 911 Locust $350,000 05/06/21 Alteration Multi-Family 1907 S 4th, Ste 202 $476,853 05/11/21 Alteration Office           2021 Overall Construction […]


Champaign Police Make Arrest After Armed Robbery and Stabbing

On May 13, 2021, at approximately 3:15 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of the Illinois Terminal, located at 45 E. University Avenue, after receiving a report of a robbery and stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 33-year-old male, who had sustained several injuries consistent with being stabbed. The victim was transported […]


2021 Asphalt Overlay Project

2021 Asphalt Overlay Project Thursday, May 20, 2021, weather permitting, Open Road Paving LLC and A & A Concrete LLC will begin rehabilitation work in the Spalding Park neighborhood. The following streets will be included: • Maple Street from Prospect Avenue to Harris Avenue • Vine Street from Prospect Avenue to Lynn Street • New […]



Shooting Investigation – 2100 block of West Springfield Avenue

On May 11, 2021, at approximately 6:47 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2100 block of West Springfield Avenue for multiple reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, police located a large crime scene and were soon informed a 19-year-old male arrived at a local hospital by personal transport with a serious gunshot wound to his leg. […]


City Issues Emergency Order Amendments in Anticipation of the State Moving Into the Bridge Phase

CHAMPAIGN – In anticipation of the State of Illinois moving into the Bridge to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan on May 14, 2021, today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued amendments to two Emergency Orders to reflect a relaxation of certain COVID-related mitigations while continuing to promote a safe return to more normal community […]


Champaign Police Respond to Shots Fired Incident, Two Arrests Made

On May 10, 2021, at approximately 6:11 p.m., Champaign Police were called for multiple reports of shots fired. The first was reported in the 300 block of West Beardsley Avenue, soon followed by a report of shots fired in the area of North Market Street and Eisner Drive. Police were notified witnesses saw two vehicles […]



May 11, 2021 Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the May 11, 2021 Regular Study Session is now available through the link below. In accordance with Champaign’s Emergency Order 20-10 and Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the City Council will conduct their meeting through an electronic platform.  This meeting will be […]


COVID Relief Funding – Partner Profile and Update CU TRI

The City funded CU Trauma and Resiliency Initiative (CU TRI) with $60,000 in COVID Relief funds to initiate trauma response and crime prevention programs. Thus far CU TRI has recruited a total of 12 individuals who have agreed to attend the training and play an active role in their “Healing Neighborhoods” project. They identified 2 […]