City of Champaign News



Shooting Investigation – 800 Block Of Dennison Drive

Champaign Police were dispatched at 12:24 a.m. on November 25, 2022, to the 800-block of Dennison Drive for a report of a shooting with injury. Upon arrival, officers encountered a 36-year-old Champaign man with multiple potentially life-threatening gunshot wounds. Officers and personnel from the Champaign Fire Department immediately rendered medical aid until he could be […]


NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY INCREASE FOR THE CITY OF CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS

I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for the City of Champaign for 2022 will be held on December 6, 2022, at 7:00 pm at the City of Champaign Council Chambers, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony […]


Randolph Street Lane Closure (between Healey Street and Springfield Avenue)

In order to complete pavement patching, Western Utility and AT&T will close one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Healey Street and Springfield Avenue. The closure will begin on Monday, November 28, and will end on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. During the closure, northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.


Community Safety and Justice Meeting

On November 21st, staff from the Community Safety and Justice Division (Equity & Engagement) hosted a community meeting at The Champaign Public Library in response to recent shooting incidents in the Champaign area. Residents were informed about the Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint resources to help address these issues and find solutions to acts of […]



Cooking with Care this Thanksgiving Holiday

The kitchen is the center of activity during the Thanksgiving Holiday. While cooking with care should always be a priority, it becomes crucial on Thanksgiving Day when there is more activity and people in the home. Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. Nearly three […]


Lieutenant Gregory Manzana Earns Northwestern University Leadership Award

The Champaign Police Department is proud to announce that Lieutenant Gregory Manzana received special honors on Friday, November 18, 2022, during his graduation from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s School of Police Staff and Command. Lt. Manzana, a veteran of the Champaign Police Department, served as Vice President of his class and received […]


Residential Fire – 1507 Casselbury Ln.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire inside a home at 1507 Casselbury Ln., November 18, 2022, at 4:03 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire inside this single-family home. Firefighters responded to a report from an occupant of a fire in this two-story home. Once on the scene, firefighters reported heavy fire coming […]