Local news sources and media outlets which provide coverage to, for, and about the Urbana-Champaign area include:
- The News-Gazette, a daily print newspaper serving East Central Illinois. The paper's website, News-Gazette.com, is updated frequently.
- The Daily Illini, a daily print newspaper run by University of Illinois students. It focuses on news and events related to the campus community, but is distributed freely throughout Urbana-Champaign. Website: http://www.dailyillini.com
- The Public i is "the only news-focused, collectively-run, non-profit newspaper in Urbana-Champaign." It is published by the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UC-IMC). Website: http://publici.ucimc.org
- WDWS 1400 AM News Talk
- WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online, a radio/television station that hosts Illinois Public Media and National Public Radio programming. Website: http://will.illinois.edu
- WPGU 107.1 (Champaign's Alternative) features locally produced news and sports segments and shows throughout the day, some produced by The Daily Illini.