Category: General Press Releases

News Release: Upcoming Lane Closure – Springfield Avenue

UPCOMING LANE CLOSURES ON SPRINGFIELD AVENUE Champaign – In order to complete routine storm sewer maintenance, National Power Rodding Corp. will be will require lane closures on Springfield Avenue (between Mattis Avenue and Fair Street). Operations will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 17 and are planned for completion by 4:00 p.m. Monday, February […]

News Release: Fourth Street Lane Closure

FOURTH STREET LANE CLOSURE Champaign – Due to a water main break at the intersection of Fourth Street and Springfield Avenue, the northbound lane of Fourth Street will be closed beginning at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Northbound traffic will be rerouted to Third Street via Healey Street. This lane will reopen once […]

News Release: Sidewalk Snow Removal Activation

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 12:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014, 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: Parking Meter Collections During Snow Cleanup

Parking Meter Collections During Snow Cleanup Champaign – Residents and visitors to the downtown and campus areas may encounter parking meters that read ‘fail’ over the next few days. The reason for this is that parking meters may malfunction when they become full and cannot accept additional coins. During extreme weather, staff that perform parking […]

News Release: City Council Meeting Cancelled 02.04.14

CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED Champaign – Due to inclement weather, the regular City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2014 is cancelled. Agenda items scheduled for tonight’s meeting will be moved to a special regular Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014; followed by the regular study session meeting already scheduled for […]

News Release: City Prepares for Snowfall

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 Tuesday afternoon, February 4, 2014. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works […]

NEWS RELEASE: Sidewalk Snow Removal Activation

NEWS RELEASE: SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 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 […]

City Offices Closed on 1/20/14

City offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. Emergency services (Police, Fire, METCAD) will continue normal operations. City services will reopen on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Have a safe holiday weekend.

Hen Ordinance Update

On December 3, 2013 City Council adopted an ordinance that allows residents to raise up to six hens under specific conditions. Since that time, Staff has been answering inquiries from residents, speaking with the media and entering information into the City’s licensing software. The ordinance requires a coop license to be issued prior to a […]

News Release: City Addressing Potholes

CITY ADDRESSING POTHOLES Champaign – City crews have completed the majority of potholes on primary routes and serious potholes in other areas. Crews will now move into secondary streets and continue to respond to service requests as they come in. Citizens are encouraged to report problem areas to the Public Works Department.Public Works can be […]