City of Champaign News

Homicide Investigation – 3000 Block of Edward Hoffman Drive

On July 23, 2021, at approximately 4:56 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 3000 Block of Edward Hoffman Drive for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a 26-year-old male suffering from a single life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he succumbed to […]



Mayor and City Staff Attend Country Brook Cookout

On Wednesday, July 14 the Neighborhood Services Department hosted its first block party of the summer for the residents of Country Brook Apartments. NSD partnered with the Country Brook Cares neighborhood group to organize the block party with neighborhood residents. The goal of the event was to promote community solidarity and unity in response to […]


July 27, 2021 Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the July 27, 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. […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closure (between Western Avenue and Waverly Drive)

In order to facilitate precast truck deliveries at International Prep Academy at 1605 W. Kirby Avenue, Broeren Russo and Midwest Asphalt will have temporary street closures on Kirby Avenue between Western Avenue and Waverly Drive. The closures will begin on Wednesday, July 28, and will end on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Flaggers will be present […]


Mayor Feinen Podcast – American Rescue Plan

Mayor Feinen talks with Finance Director Kay Nees about the American Rescue Plan funding for the City of Champaign. They talk about what type of projects the $25 million can be used for, and how the public can provide input on the priorities they think should be funded. You can listen to the audio podcast […]


City Manager to Appoint Matthew Henson to Serve as Interim Chief of Police

City Manager Dorothy Ann David will appoint Champaign Deputy Police Chief Matthew Henson to serve as Interim Chief of Police effective August 6, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Henson will serve as Interim Chief upon the departure of Chief Anthony Cobb until a new Chief is appointed. “Deputy Chief Henson has served our City well for […]


City Staff Hosts Neighborhood Safety Meeting

On Monday July 19th Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist, facilitated a Champaign County Community Coalition – Community Violence Response Task (CVRT) neighborhood safety meeting at the American Legion. City staff, church and community members came together to discuss solutions for safety and to hear about available resources. WCIA and WILL attended and covered this […]


City Staff Attends “Above The Rim” Basketball Championship Game

City staff Mary Catherine Roberson joined Councilperson Will Kyles and Chief Anthony Cobb at the championship game of the “Above the Rim” Basketball Campference. Winning teams from Champaign and Urbana faced off after a week of competitions in Garden Hills and at Salt and Light. Champaign took home the trophy, which will be kept in […]