City of Champaign News

Legal Department Gives Backpacks to Give Back

On December 5, the Legal Department participated in the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen’s annual backpack giveaway.  This is the 8th year that Daily Bread has given away backpacks to the men and women they serve.  For many, these backpacks will be their only Christmas present. The Legal Department stuffed four backpacks with toiletries such as […]





Warming Center and Emergency Shelter Options

In response to the freezing temperatures forecasted for December 7-9, 2016, the C-U Canteen Run overnight shelter and Phoenix Daytime Drop-In Center have extended their hours or services for the next few days.  For the most up to date information, please see this webpage: champaignil.gov/emergency-shelters.


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to perform an emergency water leak repair, Illinois American Water Company will be closing a southbound lane of Neil Street between John Street and William Street. The closure will begin on Thursday, December 8 and will reopen on Friday, December 9, 2016, weather permitting. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in […]


City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter weather approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2” or greater.  The City of […]


Traffic Control Order at Neil and Church

Traffic Control Order at Neil and Church A new Traffic Control Order was recently approved by the City Manager for implementation at the intersection of Neil Street and Church/Main.  This intersection is signalized.  Previously, vehicles were allowed to turn right, from southbound Neil Street onto westbound Church Street, after stopping at the red light.  Vehicles […]



Residential Fire – 1318 Hedge Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1318 Hedge Road, Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 9:04 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the rear of the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Thirteen (13) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-seven (27) emergency response personnel responded to […]