City of Champaign News

2021 Police Memorial Ceremony

On October 15, 2021 local law enforcement, honored guests, elected officials, and members of the public attended the annual Champaign Police Memorial Ceremony at West Side Park. The ceremony was held to honor law enforcement officers worldwide who have died in the line of duty. Champaign Police honored fallen heroes Thomas Dodsworth, Robert Tatman, and […]

October 19, 2021 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the October 19, 2021 Regular Council Meeting and Post-Council Study Session is now available through the link below. 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 […]

Champaign Coalition in Partnership with WCIA-TV Hosts Victory Over Violence Town Hall

The Champaign County Community Coalition, in partnership with WCIA-TV, hosted a special Community Coalition meeting and Victory Over Violence Town Hall on October 13, 2021. WCIA Anchor Jennifer Roscoe moderated the Victory Over Violence panel discussion featuring these panelists: · Sheriff Dustin Heuerman, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office · James “Tygar” Corbin, First Followers (Provider of […]

Downtown Temporary Road Closure (State Street and Church Street)

In order to conduct the Police Memorial Ceremony on Friday, October 15, 2021, a portion of two streets near West Side Park will be temporarily closed: • State Street between Hill Street and University Avenue • Church Street between Randolph Street and Prairie Street The closure will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will reopen at […]

City Staff Presents to Local High School Students

On October 13, 2021, Community Relations Specialist Mary Catherine Roberson met virtually with Central and Centennial High School juniors and seniors and shared information about the work of the Champaign County Community Coalition. The students are members of an Intro to Teaching class who are working to understand the challenges, programs, and resources in the […]

Second Arrest Made in Centennial High School Gunfire Investigation

On Sept. 15, 2021, at approximately 1:38 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Jefferson Middle School and Centennial High School for the report of shots fired. Both schools were placed on lockdown at police request. Upon arrival, officers located a shooting scene in a field north of Centennial High School. Thirteen (13) shell […]

Champaign Police Invite the Public to Police Memorial Ceremony

On Friday, October 15 at 9 a.m., the 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 of […]

Neil Street Lane Closure (between White Street and Springfield Avenue)

In order to perform storm sewer repairs, SNC Construction will be closing the right turn lane of southbound Neil Street between White Street and Springfield Avenue. All travel at intersections will remain unaffected by this work. Work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, and is planned to be completed and […]

Applications Now Being Accepted for Champaign Public Works Director Position

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that the recruitment for a new Public Works Director has moved into the application phase and potential candidates can learn more about this exciting public service career opportunity by visiting For full consideration, applications must be received by November 5, 2021. City Manager Dorothy Ann David […]