City of Champaign News

Shooting Investigation – Area of Eureka Street and Walnut Street

On July 1, 2020, at approximately 7:31 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Fourth Street and Bradley Avenue for a reported shooting. Soon thereafter, police were alerted a 17-year-old male arrived at a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to an upper extremity. A scene consistent with a shooting was then identified […]


ARREST MADE: Shooting Investigation – 1100 Block of Hickory Street

On July 1, 2020, at approximately 1:54 p.m., Champaign Police arrested Gofart Whitley, 66, of Champaign, for his alleged involvement in the shooting of a 73-year-old male on June 24. Whitley was arrested without incident at a private residence in the 1500 block of Kiler Drive. He was transported to the Champaign County Correctional Center […]


Sixth Street and John Street Intersection Closure

In order to complete a sanitary sewer main install, Duce Construction and JH Findorff will close the intersection of Sixth Street and John Street. The closure will begin on Monday, July 6, and will reopen on Friday, July 24, 2020. The following closures and traffic adjustments will also occur in order to maintain local access: […]


Champaign Fire and Police Encourage Safe and Lawful Fireworks Celebrations

As Independence Day approaches and our community begins to celebrate July 4th and the season of fireworks, the City of Champaign reminds residents and visitors that fireworks can be dangerous and to celebrate safely by leaving the fireworks to the experts. According to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were approximately 10,000 fireworks-related, emergency […]


Walnut Street Road Closure – Revised Dates (between Beardsley Avenue and Bradley Avenue)

In order to construct new sanitary sewer on Walnut Street, Duce Construction will be closing a portion of Walnut Street between Beardsley Avenue and Bradley Avenue. The closure will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 29, and will reopen by 4 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020, weather permitting. Access to properties will be […]


Neighborhood Group Update Form Now Available Online

Organized neighborhood groups registered with the City can now complete and submit their required annual update form online. The form only takes a few minutes to complete. Annual group update forms for fiscal year 2020-2021 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) must be submitted no later than August 1, 2020 for registered groups to retain active […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closures – Extended (between Green Street and John Street)

In order to access and connect to a gas main, Ameren Illinois will be closing two southbound lanes of Mattis Avenue between Green Street and John Street. The closure began on Monday, June 22. The closure has been extended and is now scheduled to reopen on Friday evening, June 26, 2020. Southbound traffic will be […]


ARREST MADE: Shooting Investigation – 2100 Block of West White Street

On June 25, 2020, at approximately 12:58 p.m., Champaign Police arrested Carlos Jones, 18, of Champaign, without incident at the intersection of White Street and Country Fair Drive for his alleged involvement in the shooting of two 16-year-old males on June 23. A firearm was recovered during his arrest. Jones was transported to the Champaign […]



Walnut Street Road Closure (between Beardsley Avenue and Bradley Avenue)

In order to construct new sanitary sewer on Walnut Street, Duce Construction will be closing a portion of Walnut Street between Beardsley Avenue and Bradley Avenue.  The closure will begin on Friday, June 26, and will reopen on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, weather permitting. Access to properties will be maintained via Bradley Avenue.