City of Champaign News

Four Workshops Held for Garden Hills SLEEP

Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department, along with the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, and Ameren Illinois, hosted four Garden Hills SLEEP Workshops over the last month. Workshops were held on June 12 at Arrowhead Lanes, June 13 at Developmental Services Center, July 11 at Illinois workNet and July 13, 2019, at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.  […]




Champaign Police Investigating Stabbing

Today, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 100 block of Kenwood Road for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 26-year-old male victim suffering from non-life-threatening injuries consistent with a stab wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital. The preliminary investigation suggests a verbal, domestic dispute escalated into a […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure (Between Alton Drive and Sheridan Road)

In order to complete pavement patching for a water main repair, Illinois American Water and Shaw Brothers will be closing one northbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Alton Drive and Sheridan Road. The closure will begin on Wednesday, July 17, and reopen on Monday, July 22, 2019. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.


Third Avenue Road Closure (Between Springfield Avenue and Healey Street)

In order to place a crane and complete material delivery at 512 S. Third Street, Custom Service Crane will be closing Third Street between Springfield Avenue and Healey Street. The closure will occur on Friday, July 19, 2019, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. During the closure, through traffic will not be […]


Police to Conduct SWAT Training Today at New Horizon Church

Today, from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Champaign Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team will be holding training exercises at New Horizon Church (3002 W. Bloomington Road, Champaign). Citizens should expect to see an increased police presence in the area and nearby residents and businesses are advised training devices may on […]


Champaign Police Investigating Armed Robbery

Today, at approximately 10:23 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the Family Dollar, located at 1204 N. Market Street, for a reported armed robbery. The preliminary investigation revealed a suspect entered the store, brandished a handgun, and demanded money from the clerk.  During the commission of the robbery, the suspect discharged the weapon inside the store […]



2019 Sewer Lining Project

Hoerr Construction, Inc. has begun the 2019 Sewer Lining Project, which will occur at locations throughout the City of Champaign.  Sewer lining rehabilitates existing sewers to a like-new condition.  Hoerr Construction, Inc. will be placing informational door hangers in areas that will be affected prior to lining; please take appropriate actions to minimize any potential […]