Category: Public Works Department News

Relocated Vehicles from Emergency Snow Routes

If you believe your vehicle was towed from one of the City’s emergency snow routes (State, Randolph, Church or University) please check with Public Works (217-403-4700) or Champaign Police Department (217-351-4545). Vehicles are being relocated to the Police Department Parking lot (82 E. University). Please have your vehicle license plate number and description available.  There […]

City Continues to Address Snowfall – Update 12.15.13

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN CONTINUES TO ADDRESS SNOWFALL   Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department has worked continuous operations since Friday to address the snowfall that fell Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon. The City’s weather service indicates we received eight and one half inches of snow throughout the storm. City crews are are […]

Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activated 12.15.13

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 9:00 a.m., Sunday, December 15, 2013, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. Due to the winter storm, snow has accumulated to 2 inches or more on sidewalks. In order to make the sidewalks […]

News Release – City of Champaign Addressing Snowfall

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN CONTINUES TO ADDRESS SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues its response to the snowfall that began falling yesterday afternoon. The City’s weather service indicates we have received close to eight inches of snow throughout this storm. City crews are are following the plans set forth in the […]

City Prepares for Snowfall December 13, 2013

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin around 4 p.m. Friday, December 13. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans set forth in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. […]

Changes in Disability Parking at Meters

Effective January 1, 2014 the City will begin enforcing the new State of Illinois Law concerning meter parking for vehicles displaying a disabled placard. Vehicles displaying the new Secretary of State issued yellow and grey striped placard will not have to pay parking meters. Placard holders with the standard blue placard will be required to […]

City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin around 4 p.m. Thursday, December 5. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans set forth in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff has prepped the […]

2013 Fall Tree Planting

The Forestry Section has completed their Fall 2013 tree planting. In the month of November, they planted 104 trees throughout the City including varieties of hybrid elm, tuliptree, black maple, japanese tree lilac, bald cypress, planetree, and zelkova. In all, trees were planted in twenty-one different sections of the City with section 20 which had […]

Free Parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck During December

During the month of December, the City of Champaign will offer free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck as a thank you for patronizing Downtown businesses. People who spend $5.00 or more at any Downtown business or restaurant are eligible for one free visit in the parking deck up to four hours on the […]

Painting the City Pink

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Public Works staff purchased pink shirts with the City logo and wore them Fridays in October to show their support to find a cure.