City of Champaign News

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure (between Grandview Drive and State Street)

In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance activities, Visu-Sewer of Missouri, LLC, will be closing one westbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Grandview Drive and State Street. This single-lane closure will be in affect from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Tuesday, August 3, through Thursday, August 5, 2021. The work is weather dependent […]


Public Invited to Attend Events and Provide Input on Utilization of American Rescue Plan Grant Funding

The City of Champaign encourages residents to join us for a fun Community Engagement Activity on August 10, 2021, and to provide feedback and suggestions on how the City can best utilize the $25.2 million in Federal funding the City is receiving through the American Rescue Plan. The first Community Engagement Activity starts at 5:30 […]


Shooting Investigation – 0-100 Block of East Beardsley Avenue

On August 2, 2021, at approximately 12:26 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 0-100 block of East Beardsley Avenue for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 58-year-old female suffering from five gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is currently in stable condition. The preliminary investigation indicates […]


Homicide Investigation – 800 Block of North Willis Avenue

On July 30, 2021, at approximately 10:44 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 800 Block of North Willis Drive for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers were led into a private residence where they located a 20-year-old male suffering from four gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where […]


Champaign Police, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, and Champaign County Coroner’s Office Investigating Homicide

On Thursday, July 29, at approximately 7:36 p.m., Champaign Police were notified of a missing 14-year-old juvenile from the 900 block of Harvard Street, Champaign. Champaign Police contacted the father of the reported missing juvenile, who informed police the juvenile left the family’s residence at approximately 5 p.m. Attempts were made to contact the missing […]


City of Champaign Requires Masking Inside City Facilities Starting August 2

Starting Monday, August 2, 2021, the City of Champaign will require all visitors and employees to wear masks inside City facilities. This includes those attending public meetings, including City Council, Board, and Commission meetings. This change is in accordance with CDC and local public health recommendations for areas with substantial and high COVID-19 transmission rates, […]


August 3, 2021 Regular Council Meeting

The City Council agenda for the August 3, 2021 Regular Council Meeting 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 is welcome and encouraged. […]


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 2102 N Prospect $1,814,000 07/22/21 Alteration Retail 2511 W Springfield $1,030,000 07/27/21 New Warehouse         2021 Overall Construction Value to […]


City of Champaign Announces Dates for Lovin’ U Block Parties

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the Lovin’ U Campaign of block parties and community engagement events starting August 2 and lasting through September 1, 2021. The Lovin’ U Campaign is being put on by the City’s Neighborhood Services Department in partnership with the Champaign County Community Coalition and the Hip-Hop Xpress. Each […]


Champaign Deputy Chief of Police David Shaffer Named Granby, Colorado, Chief of Police

The Town of Granby, Colorado, Board of Trustees has confirmed the hire and announced Champaign Deputy Chief of Police David Shaffer as its new Chief of Police. Shaffer’s final day with the City of Champaign Police Department will be Aug. 8, 2021. “It’s been an honor to serve the City of Champaign and our community, […]