City of Champaign News

Sixth Street Closure (between Green Street and John Street)

In order to complete deck pours and deliver stone at 708 S Sixth Street, Core Spaces and J H Findorff will be closing Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street. These closures will occur intermittently during the months of May and June as construction progresses. The City will provide notification for each scheduled closure. […]


CommUnity Matters Spring Fling Event

On May 13, 2019, more than 300 people attended the CommUnity Matters Spring Fling at Garden Hills Elementary School. This free event provided awareness about health, wellness, safety, summer camp opportunities and other community resources available to families. In addition to the resource information sharing, kids enjoyed face painting, balloons, a bounce house, and a […]


City Staff Member Obtains AICP Certification

The City of Champaign congratulates Janel Gomez, a Community Development Specialist in the Neighborhood Services Department, on passing the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam. AICP is the American Planning Association’s professional institute and provides education and certification in the field of Urban Planning. The AICP assists planners in the areas of ethics, professional […]


May 21, 2019 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the May 21, 2019 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome […]


Police Seek Juvenile in Shooting Death Investigation

This afternoon, based on the preliminary investigation by the Champaign Police Department, the Champaign County State’s Attorney filed a petition in juvenile court for charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and Unlawful Use of a Weapon for a 15-year-old male’s involvement in the shooting death of 14-year-old Elijah Booker. On May 11, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Champaign […]


Bradley Avenue Road Closure (Market Street to Canadian National Railroad Tracks)

As part of the Boneyard Creek North Branch Improvements, Feutz Contractors will be replacing the Boneyard Creek culvert under Bradley Avenue east of Market Street. Bradley Avenue will be closed between Market Street and the Canadian National Railroad tracks for this work. Access will be maintained to the Family Dollar and JJ Fish and Chicken […]


Suspect in Homicide Investigation Surrenders to Police

This afternoon, Isaiah Depriest Cain (pictured), 28, of Champaign, surrendered to Champaign Police after a warrant had been issued for his arrest for First-Degree Murder in connection to the shooting death of Scott Roth, 21, of Champaign. The bond on the warrant was set at $2 million. Cain was transported to the Champaign County Jail […]


Champaign Police Invite the Public to Annual Police Memorial Ceremony

On Friday, May 17, at 11:15 a.m., the annual Champaign Police Memorial Ceremony will be held at West Side Park (400 W University Ave, Champaign) to honor law enforcement officers from around the world who have died in the line of duty. We will pay a special tribute to Champaign Police Officers Thomas Dodsworth (end […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure (at Round Barn Road)

In order to construct a storm sewer repair, one northbound lane of Mattis Avenue on the east side of the intersection with Round Barn Road will be closed. Traffic will be merged into a single northbound lane through a short construction work zone. This lane closure should not adversely affect intersection travel or southbound Mattis […]


New Way to Access Zoning Cases Online

Staff from the City of Champaign’s Planning and Development Department recently worked with the Geographic Information Systems Administrator to make previously approved zoning cases, including Planned Developments, Special Use Permits, Historical Landmarks, Rezonings, Mitigation Plans, Variances, and Annexation Agreements, available to the general public through the City’s Interactive City Map. The City Map is available […]