Items tagged: City of Champaign

Chief of Police Anthony Cobb Issues Statement on Fallen Officer

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart I announce Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim, 44, badge number 703, passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty. Officer Oberheim was struck by gunfire while responding to a domestic disturbance. His only intention was to serve, protect and help provide care before he was senselessly […]


City of Champaign Receives Budget Award

The City of Champaign is proud to announce it has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the City’s Fiscal Year 2020/21 Annual Budget. This is the 31st consecutive year the City has been awarded this honor. The award demonstrates that […]


Residential Electronics Collection Event – Fall Wrap-up

Residential Electronics Collection Event – Fall Wrap-up The fall Residential Electronics Collection Event was held on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Parkland College. The event is co-sponsored by City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, and Champaign County. Out of the 2,118 that pre-registered via our online registration system, […]


Residential Electronics Collection Event

— Online Registration Opens Sept 1 — The next Residential Electronics Collection Event will take place at Parkland College in Champaign over two days: Friday, October 9, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, necessary safety precautions will be in […]


Telecommunicator I Virtual Information Meeting

On August 27, 2020, staff from METCAD and the Human Resources Departments hosted a virtual information meeting about the Telecommunicator I recruitment process. Presenters included METCAD Operations Manager Betsy Smith and Telecommunicator Supervisor Jennifer Frost, and Human Resources Specialist Stacy Rachel. Topics included METCAD history and organizational structure, Telecommunicator job overview and duties, salary and […]


Champaign County Community Coalition Hosts Virtual Meeting

On May 13, the Champaign County Community Coalition (Coalition) hosted its first virtual meeting.  Over 150 people attended this meeting via Zoom and the Coalition Facebook page.  Representatives noted below shared updates from their organizations and discussed resources available to community members at this time. Questions were moderated in real time, giving attendees the opportunity […]


City of Champaign Announces Additional Suspensions to Services

Today, the City of Champaign announced additional service changes to promote social distancing and to proactively support the prevention and management of COVID-19. Changes are temporary, and an announcement will be made once the City is able to return to normal business. The Code Compliance Division (Neighborhood Services) is suspending all inspections except for cases […]


Champaign, Urbana, and Champaign County Leaders Issue COVID-19 Statement

As local government leaders, our top priorities are the health, safety, and welfare of our residents, visitors, and employees.  We know COVID-19 (coronavirus) will impact our community. While the full extent remains uncertain, we know that we must all take immediate steps to slow the spread of the virus today. Our government agencies are also […]


South Prospect Ave. Reconstruction

South Prospect Avenue Reconstruction (Windsor Road to Curtis Road) On Monday, March 25, construction will begin on South Prospect Avenue from Windsor Road to Curtis Road. Planned improvements include upgrading the corridor to arterial street standards with three lanes of pavement, curb and gutter, storm sewers, street lighting, on-street bike lanes, and improvements to the adjacent sidewalk and […]


Emergency Tree Work – Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue

Public Works staff will stabilize a large, potentially dangerous tree near the intersection of Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue. The work has begun and is expected to last into the night.  Partial lane closures will be required in order to facilitate access to the tree by the crews.  The City appreciates the cooperation of travelers […]