City of Champaign News

Mattis Avenue Bridge Project

In order to complete bridge repairs, Stark Excavating Inc. will restrict traffic on Mattis Avenue between Harbor Point Drive and Branch Road. A new wearing surface will be placed on the structure over the Phinney Branch. New sidewalks will also be installed. During the repairs, both northbound and southbound vehicular traffic will be reduced to […]



Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Hill Street and Church Street.  The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]


Police Arrest 4 for Shooting Incident in the 1100 Block of W. Bradley Ave.

Media Contact:  Sgt. Dennis Baltzell, 217-403-6946, dennis.baltzell@champaignil.gov   On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at approximately 7:39 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1100 block of W. Bradley Ave. after receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a vehicle on scene having been struck by bullets and learned […]


Mattis Avenue and John Street Lane Closures

In order to complete electric installation for Ameren Illinois, KS Electric will be closing the following: One southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Green Street and John Street. Southbound Mattis Avenue traffic will be reduced to one lane. One lane of John Street between Mattis Avenue and Frank Drive. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be […]


University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch for Ameren Illinois, Shaw Brothers will be closing one westbound lane of University Avenue between First Street and Second Street.  The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, May 31 and reopen on Friday, June 3.  Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Commercial Permits

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more.                                  Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer/Business 3760 Harbor Estates Ln $473,960.00 5-20-2016 Aguas Partnership 116 N First $688,321.00 5-25-2016 […]


CommUnity Matters Spring Fling

The Neighborhood Services Department, along with CommUnity Matters partners Champaign Park District, Unit 4 School District, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, and Lifeline Inc., hosted the 2016 Wellness Spring Fling at the Douglass Center on May 16.  Twenty-two vendors participated in this year’s vendor fair, including Community Elements, the Land Trust Farmers Market, Champaign […]


Champaign Police Celebrate 2016 Employee Awards Ceremony

a Message from Police Chief Anthony Cobb… The Champaign Police Department’s Employee Awards Ceremony is held to help highlight the great work produced by staff and to acknowledge and thank each and every one of them for their positive commitment to CPD and to our City.   While we have had some hurdles over the past […]


2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project – William Street

As part of the City’s 2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the concrete pavement on William Street from Mattis Avenue to Crescent Drive is being rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Feutz Contractors, will continue working; weather permitting, Tuesday, May 24, 2016.   Beginning Tuesday May 24, 2016, William Street between Mattis Avenue and Holiday […]