City of Champaign News

Countywide Electronics Recycling Event

Appointment Based Process to Minimize Wait Times at Next Countywide Electronics Recycling Event In order to avoid long lines and alleviate traffic backups, residents of Champaign County can now schedule a time to drop off their recyclables during the Countywide Residential Electronics Recycling Event scheduled on October 15, 2016.  Residents can quickly schedule an appointment […]


Springfield Avenue Lane Closure

In order to facilitate tree work, the Public Works Department will close the westbound lane of Springfield Avenue between New Street and Wheaton Avenue.  Westbound traffic will be routed through the center turn lane.  The closure will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30. […]


Northwest Parkland Ridge Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Staff, Champaign Police Department, and Councilmember Angie Brix attended the Northwest Parkland Ridge Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Thursday, August 17.  Approximately 25 residents from the neighborhood watch group and surrounding areas attended the meeting to share information and their concerns. The group met to discuss concerns related to increased crime in […]


Emergency Shelter Small Meeting, Public Forum Held

Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear convened a small meeting prior to the public forum to review zoning, building code, and fire code procedures that could assist volunteers with the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless with their larger forum discussion.  Zoning Administrator Kevin Phillips provided information regarding the zoning ordinance and outlined the various […]


Timberline Valley South Starts Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Services Department Staff assisted Timberline Valley South residents in hosting a kickoff meeting for their newly formed Neighborhood Watch Group.  Approximately 30 residents attended the meeting to voice their concerns about an increase in crime in the area, including those related to auto burglaries and home break-ins.  Champaign Police were also in attendance to […]


Martin Luther King Neighborhood Celebrates 30th

Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Staff attended the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Martin Luther King (MLK) Neighborhood on Saturday, August 20.  The MLK Neighborhood Association planned a day-long celebration including food, music, and fun activities to mark 30 years since the first house was built in the neighborhood.  About 75 community members attended. […]



Champaign Police Ask for Your Support in Promoting Safe Driving with “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day Safety Campaign

Media Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon | 217-403-6934 | geoffrey.coon@champaignil.gov Labor Day marks the end of summer celebrations for many families.  Unfortunately, it is also a time that many alcohol and drug-impaired drivers get behind the wheel.  As part of a national effort to eliminate drunk driving, the Champaign Police Department, partnered with the Illinois Department of […]


City of Champaign Elections

Petitions for the Office of City Council Member Districts (Districts 1-5), Township Supervisor, Township Assessor and other campaign materials will be available in the Office of the City of Champaign City Clerk, 102 N Neil Street, beginning Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. Petition information and forms will also be available on the City’s […]


Green Street Lane Closure

In order to facilitate construction activities at 212 E Green, Broeren Russo Construction will be closing one lane of Green Street between Third Street and Second Street.  The lane closure will begin on Thursday, September 1, 2016, and will extend through Thursday, December 1, 2016, when the lane will reopen.  Westbound traffic will be shifted […]