City of Champaign News

Temporary Traffic Control Changes in Downtown

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CONTROL CHANGES IN DOWNTOWN In order to accommodate larger crowds and provide for pedestrian safety during 40 North’s Friday Night Live event, the following traffic control changes will be in effect: The traffic signal at the intersection of Neil St. and Main St. will be on a red flash from 5:30 p.m. Friday […]


July 26, 2016 Regular City Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the July 26, 2016 Regular Council Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here […]


Community Coalition Hosts Dialogue on Community & Law Enforcement

On Wednesday, July 13, the Community Coalition changed its regular monthly meeting format to open up a dialogue between community members and local law enforcement. More than 100 people including concerned citizens, local law enforcement officials, and local service providers attended the meeting at the Champaign Public Library. Also present was U.S. Attorney for the […]


Alexander Lumber Overgrowth Cleanup

Neighborhood Code Compliance staff responded to a complaint from Champaign Township Trustee Norman Davis regarding some overgrowth originating from Alexander Lumber that encroached onto the adjacent property, coming in contact with the single family residence. Although this property is in the Champaign Township, a Code Compliance Manager met with representatives from Alexander Lumber to work […]



Bristol Place Demolition Awards

Bristol Approved Demolition Contractors submitted bids to demolish 14 homes in Bristol Place on Friday, July 15, 2016. Bids were awarded to the lowest responsible bidder for each bid packet. This week, there were a total of seven bid packets issued. Fenter Machinery was the lowest bidder for three bid packets, Miller Enterprises was the […]


Parking Permit Pick-Up Special Saturday Hours (One Time Only!)

In order to help accommodate University District parkers during the busy move-in season, Public Works’ parking office will be open to the public on Saturday, August 6, 2016, from 8 AM until 2 PM. Completed Academic Year 2016-2017 permits will be available for pick-up if they were purchased prior to August 6th.  Please make sure you have the […]


City Staff Discusses Community Engagement with Visitor from Sierra Leone

City staff recently met with Christian Kamara, the National General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA in Sierra Leone. Mr. Kamara was visiting for a week to explore collaborations in global service learning with The University YMCA, which has a long-term partnership with the YMCA of Sierra Leone. Mr. Kamara expressed an interest in […]


Green Street Lane Closure

In order to complete a painting operation at 202 E Green St, Bankier Apartments will be closing the westbound lane of Green Street between Third Street and Second Street. The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22, 2016. Westbound traffic will […]


2016 Sewer Lining Contract – Wright Street

Hoerr Construction will be lining a sanitary sewer on Wright Street from University Avenue to south of Springfield Avenue as part of the 2016 Sewer Lining Contract on Monday, July 25, 2016. Sewer lining rehabilitates existing sewers to a like-new condition. The southbound lane on Wright Street will be narrowed between University and Springfield Avenue. […]