City of Champaign News

Homicide Investigation – 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue

On June 20, 2021, at approximately 12:31 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a crowd of approximately 100 individuals and located a 32-year-old male suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound to his back. Officers provided medical aid and the […]


Daniel Street Road Closure

In order to facilitate construction at 812 S Sixth Street, J H Findorff will close Daniel Street between Sixth Street and Wright Street.  The closures will occur on: – Monday, June 21, 2021, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Thursday, June 24, 2021, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Through traffic will not be […]


Walnut Street Lane Closure

In order to retire gas service at 30 E. Main Street, Ameren Illinois will close one northbound lane of Walnut Street between Taylor Street and Main Street.  The closure will begin on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, and will reopen on Friday, June 25, 2021, weather permitting. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in […]


Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a sanitary sewer repair near 2002 W Bradley Avenue, Duce Construction will close one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between Country Fair Drive and Clayton Boulevard.  The closure will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021, and will reopen on Friday, June 25, 2021, weather permitting. Westbound traffic will be reduced to […]


Champaign Police, Fire Departments Investigating Two Recent Fires as Arson

On Friday, June 11, 2021, at approximately 11:10 p.m., the Champaign Police and Fire Departments responded to a garage fire at a home at 8 Sherwood Ct. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire using a fire extinguisher. There were no firefighter or occupant injuries, and the occupants were not displaced as a result of the […]


June 22, 2021 Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the June 22, 2021 Regular 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 is welcome and encouraged. […]


Mayor and City Staff Host International Political Science Students

On Monday, June 14th, Mayor Deb Frank Feinen along with, Tracy Parsons and Rachel Joy from the office of Equity, Community and Human Rights met with the head of the Israel Military Schools, and other students attending the Israel National Defense College. Lt. Col Tim Scott (Marine Corp) who is currently studying at the college […]


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 1307 Lincolnshire $2,473,500 06/11/21 Addition School 1409 Jacobs $425,000 06/14/21 New SFD         2021 Overall Construction Value to Date: $ […]


Arrest made in June 2, 2021, Shooting Investigation

On June 2, 2021, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1800 block of Joanne Lane for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an 18-year-old male suffering from a single life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim remains in critical condition. The investigation revealed the shooting was the result of drive by. […]


Community Coalition Holds Virtual Meeting

On June 9th the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly virtual meeting. Representatives from the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Illinois and Parkland College shared updates with the community, with a particular focus on recent community gun violence. HVNT, Hip Hop Xpress, 48 Hours of Peace, […]