Category: General Press Releases

Champaign City Council Accepting Applications to Fill District 1 Vacancy

The City of Champaign is now accepting applications from residents interested in filling the vacant District 1 Council office. Applications are available on the City’s website ( and in the Mayor’s Office (Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil St.). The deadline to submit completed applications to the Mayor’s Office is 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June […]

Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to accommodate a sign installation at 201 W Springfield Avenue, American Dowell Sign Company will be closing one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Healey Street and Springfield Avenue.  The lane closure will occur from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on: Friday, May 22 Tuesday, May 26 Wednesday, May 27 Northbound traffic will […]

Registration Open for Champaign City Government 101 Academy

The City of Champaign is proud to announce an exciting new opportunity for residents to learn about the inner workings of local government. The new Champaign City Government 101 Academy will educate the public about the organization and operation of the City of Champaign and promote civic engagement. The 11-class Academy will cover topics like […]

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a damaged storm sewer and relocate fiber optic cable, Custom Underground will be closing one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street.  The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, and will reopen by Friday, May 22, 2015, weather permitting. Southbound traffic will be reduced […]

2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project – Holiday Drive

As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on Holiday Drive from William Street to Frank Drive will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Stark Excavating, will continue working; weather permitting, Monday, May 18, 2015.   Beginning Monday, May 18, Holiday Drive will temporarily be a one lane, one […]

Annual Paving Project

Starting Monday, May 18, 2015, Cross Construction Company will begin work on the City’s annual asphalt paving project.The work will consist of pavement patching, limited curb replacement, sidewalk ramp replacement, milling off a portion of the existing surface, paving two layers of new asphalt surface, manhole adjustments, and new pavement markings.There will be intermittent lane […]

2015 Wellness Spring Fling

On Monday, May 18, 2015, the City of Champaign will team up with the CommUnity Matters partners to put on an annual community resource fair. This year’s event will be held at Garden Hills Elementary School Gymnasium from 5-7 pm and will combine a wellness resource fair and family festival which is open to the […]

City of Champaign’s 2015/16 Budget Invests in City’s Future

Administration Proposes Balanced Budget, Continuing Delivery of High Quality, Essential Services The City Administration is pleased to present a balanced budget that builds upon the City of Champaign’s long history of fiscal discipline. The budget allows for the continued delivery of essential City services, embraces growth, and preserves our vibrant community. The City’s AAA bond rating evidences Champaign’s […]

MCORE Project Partner Agencies to Host Open House

The partner agencies in the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project ( will hold an open house on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Illini Union Ballroom C (1401 W Green St., Urbana). The open house will be held between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The purpose of […]