City of Champaign News

City of Champaign Announces Small Business Incentive Program Awardees

Forty-eight Champaign Businesses Receive COVID Relief Grants The City of Champaign congratulates the 48 small local businesses who were recently awarded Small Business Incentive Program – COVID Relief grants from the City. In total, $520,000 in grant funds were awarded to support our valued small businesses and help save local jobs. The average grant award […]


Shooting Investigation – 400 Block of Louisiana Avenue

On Oct. 26, 2020, at approximately 11: 55 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 400 block of Louisiana Avenue for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers learned two individuals were struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. An 18-year-old female suffered a gunshot wound to her upper right thigh […]


Shooting Investigation – 1000 block of Holiday Drive

On Oct. 26, 2020, at approximately 12:55 a.m., Champaign Police responded to a local hospital after being notified a 17-year-old male had arrived by personal transport with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his left arm. The preliminary investigation indicates the shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Holiday Drive inside of a vehicle. Police learned […]



October 27, 2020 Special Regular Council Meeting & Study Session

The City Council agenda for the October 27, 2020 Special Regular Council Meeting & 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.  […]



Building Permits Issued

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 1204 Sussex Ct $461,900 10-19-20 New Single Family Home 401 E Daniel St $2,710,350 10-19-20 Alteration Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity […]



Fourth Street Lane Closure (between John Street and Daniel Street)

In order to connect sanitary sewer service at 315 E. John Street, Wells & Wells Construction and Wick Concrete will close the southbound lane of Fourth Street between John Street and Daniel Street. The closure will begin on Monday, October 26, and will reopen on Monday, November 2, 2020. Northbound traffic will be maintained during […]


Residential Fire – 808 W. Healey St.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a home on fire at 808 W. Healey St., Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 7:09 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in the single-family residence. Firefighters responded to multiple calls reporting the fire in the two-story home. Once on the scene, fire crews reported smoke and flames coming […]