City of Champaign News

June 2, 2020 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the June 2, 2020 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session is now available online and 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 June […]


University Avenue Lane Closure (between James Street and McKinley Avenue

In order to complete a driveway approach at Dr. Howard Elementary School, Mid Illinois Concrete will close one eastbound lane of University Avenue between James Street and McKinley Avenue. The closure will occur daily between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., starting on Monday, June 1, and ending on Friday, June 5, 2020. Eastbound traffic will […]


City Produces Six New Episodes of The Mayor Feinen Podcast

Mayor Feinen has been busing using The Mayor Feinen Podcast as a platform to talk with community leaders about the affect of COVID-19 on the City of Champaign. In the last month she has recorded one-on-one podcasts with City Council Members Alicia Beck, Angie Brix, Vanna Pianfetti, Tom Bruno, and Matthew Gladney. On May 26 […]


Warrant Issued in May 26, 2020, Shooting Investigation

On May 26, 2020, at approximately 7:59 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 3200 block of Ridgewood Drive for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, a 31-year-old male with multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds was discovered in a yard outside of a private residence. Officers immediately rendered aid until emergency medical personnel arrived and transported the […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting

On May 27, 2020, at approximately 6:35 p.m., Champaign Police responded to a local hospital after being notified a 30-year-old male arrived with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The incident is believed to have occurred in the area of E Bradley Avenue and N Walnut Street. The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was traveling inside a […]


City of Champaign Issues Emergency Order 20-18 to Facilitate Outdoor Dining in Support of Local Bars and Restaurants

Today Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Emergency Order 20-18, which implements a three-pronged plan to support local bars and restaurants planning to provide outdoor dining options to customers as Champaign moves into phase three of the state’s Restore Illinois reopening plan later this week. First, the Emergency Order allows for the temporary expansion of the […]


Sixth Street Road Closure (between Green Street and John Street)

In order to complete a concrete pour at 708 S. Sixth Street, Core Spaces and JH Findorff will be closing Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street. The closure will occur on Friday, May 29, 2020, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. During the closure, Sixth Street will be closed to through traffic between […]


Arrest Made in May 21 Homicide Investigation

On May 21, 2020, at approximately 2:02 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of 200 S. Country Fair Drive for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 25-year-old male victim, later identified as James K. Coleman from Rantoul, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police determined a group of individuals gathered at […]


Economic Sustainability Efforts during COVID-19

The City’s Planning and Development Department has been engaged in a number of efforts to promote economic sustainability in our community during and after the issuance of the Governor’s Stay at Home Order as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Much of this work has been done with our countywide economic development partners including the […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting

On May 26, 2020, at approximately 7:59 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 3200 block of Ridgewood Drive for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, a 31-year-old male with multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds was discovered in a yard outside of a private residence. Officers immediately rendered aid until emergency medical personnel arrived and transported the […]