Category: General Press Releases

Illinois American Water – State Street Lane Closure

In order to restore pavement from an emergency water main repair, Illinois American Water and Shaw Brothers will be closing one southbound lane of State Street between University Avenue and Clark Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, September 21, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, September 25, 2015, by noon. Southbound traffic will […]

2015 Fall Yard Waste Pickup Dates

The City of Champaign 2015 Fall Yard Waste Collection has been scheduled and will start with the Blue Zone on Monday, October 12, 2015. Orange Zone collections will begin on Monday, October 19, 2015. Collections will continue through December 11, 2015 on the dates scheduled below. The collection is available to all residential properties within […]

Final MCORE Project Designs Selected

FINAL MCORE PROJECT DESIGNS SELECTED & AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING AT OPEN HOUSE A transit boarding island on Green Street, reconfigured Illini Union vehicle entrance and parking, all-way pedestrian crossing, and protected bicycle lanes are some of the new features to be developed by the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project starting in 2016.   The […]

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a water leak, Illinois American Water and Shaw Brothers will be closing one eastbound lane of University Avenue between Neil Street and Walnut Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, September 14, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, September 18, 2015. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in […]

Police Investigate Shooting

  For Immediate Release September 7, 2015 Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us   Police Investigate Shooting On Sunday, September 6, 2015 at approximately 10:20PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1500 Block of Hedge Road for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, Police were alerted that two victims had been transported to the hospital.  A 29-year-old male […]

Windsor Road Lane Closure

In order to install fiber optic conduit and cable for AT&T, Custom Underground will be closing one eastbound lane of Windsor Road between Prospect Avenue and Lyndhurst Drive.   The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from Tuesday, September 8 to Thursday, September 10. Eastbound traffic will be […]

Healey Street Converted From One-Way to Two-Way Traffic

On Friday, September 4, 2015, the City of Champaign Traffic and Lighting Division will be replacing signage on Healey Street, between First Street and Fourth Street, in order to convert Healey Street from one-way westbound traffic into two-way traffic. No lane closures are anticipated as part of the signage replacement, and no restriping will need […]

NIGHT WORK TO BEGIN ON I-57, I-72, AND I-74 NEAR CHAMPAIGN

NIGHT WORK TO BEGIN ON I-57, I-72, AND I-74 NEAR CHAMPAIGN CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin Monday, Aug. 31 on Interstates 57, 72 and 74 in the Champaign area for the purpose of setting permanent message signs. Work will be performed at five locations in a four day […]

PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT: Robberies and Burglaries to Motor Vehicles

For Immediate Release August 26, 2015 Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT:   Robberies and Burglaries to Motor Vehicles  The Champaign Police Department provides this alert as notice to residents and our campus community of a rash of robberies and motor vehicle burglaries that have occurred during the month of August.  Citizens […]

Police Enforce “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Safety Campaign

For Immediate Release August 24, 2015 Contact:   Sgt Geoffrey Coon, 217-403-6934, geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us Police Enforce “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Safety Campaign As summer winds down, The Champaign Police Department is ramping up its traffic enforcement efforts as part of the national effort to eliminate drunk driving. August 24 – September 7 (Labor Day), […]