City of Champaign News

City Employee Presents at Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce Annual Convention

Purchasing/Compliance Specialist Adonis Fuller (Finance) recently presented at the 2021 Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce Annual Convention. He shared information on how a minority or woman-owned business can register for the City’s Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP). For more information, click here Businesses Adonis met with include: Benzer Pharmacy/Victory Medical (Medical Equipment Supply) Excel […]

City Staff Attends Welcoming Plan Release

On September 15, 2021, City staff attended the release of the YMCA New American Welcoming Center’s Welcoming Plan for Immigrants in Champaign County. ECHO’s Compliance Manager Rachel Joy, co-chair  of the Welcoming Plan Steering Committee, is pictured participating in a panel discussion. City staff, Mary Catherine Roberson (ECHO), Tracy Parsons (ECHO) and Bruce Knight (Planning […]

Telecommunicator I Virtual Information Meeting

On September 16, 2021, staff from METCAD and the Human Resources Departments hosted a virtual information meeting about the Telecommunicator I recruitment process. These events transitioned to a virtual format in 2020 due to the pandemic to ensure the safety of presenters and attendees. This was the fifth information meeting to be hosted virtually during […]

September 21, 2021 Regular Council Meeting

The City Council agenda for the September 21, 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. […]

Police Arrest Suspect for Shooting and Two Armed Robberies

On Thursday, September 16, 2021, at approximately 11:22 p.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the Blue Star 2 convenience store in the 900 block of West Bradley Avenue for the report of an armed robbery.  Upon arrival, officers learned a male produced a handgun, which he pointed at the clerk and demanded money from the […]

Early Morning Sewer Work at Bradley Avenue and McKinley Avenue Intersection

In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance activities, the City of Champaign will be working in the intersection of Bradley Avenue and McKinley Avenue. Traffic will be directed around the work being completed. This work will happen between the hours of 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021. The work is […]

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 1608 Bluegrass Ln $266,500 9/8/21 New Single Family 1201 Newton Dr $4,411,000 9/8/21 Fit Out Shipping Ctr 3002 Apollo $348,347 9/13/21 Alteration Office […]

Police Seek Public Assistance Identifying Shooting Suspect

Champaign Police are releasing the photo of a shooting suspect believed to be involved in the Sept. 15 gunfire that occurred near Centennial High School and are requesting the public’s assistance identifying the individual. On Sept. 15, 2021, at approximately 1:38 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Jefferson Middle School and Centennial High […]

HR Staff Participate in U of I Student Resume Reviews

On September 15, 2021, Stacy Rachel, HR Specialist, partnered with the University of Illinois Career Center to provide resume reviews for current U of I students. Stacy connected with four students for 15-minutes each through Zoom to provide them with perspective, advice, and tips on how to improve their resume. This was a great opportunity […]