City of Champaign News

Community Relations Staff Attends Parkland Diversity Resource Fair

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager & Compliance Officer, joined nine other agencies to participate in Parkland College’s Inaugural Diversity Resource Fair. The fair was held on April 26 in the atrium of the Student Union. It was available for students to gather information on resources in the community related to inclusion and diversity. The Community Relations […]


Community Relations Office Makes Fair Housing Presentation to County Association of Realtors

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager & Compliance Officer, gave a fair housing presentation to the Champaign County Association of Realtors (CCAR) during their luncheon at the Round Barn Banquet Center on April 20. Approximately 75 attendees were present. As part of the event, the group also celebrated 100 years of service to the area.


Park Lane Drive Road Closure

In order to complete pavement repairs, the Public Works Department will be closing Park Lane Drive between Prospect Avenue and Nottingham Drive.   The closure will begin at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, and is scheduled to be reopened by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 5.  No through traffic will be allowed, however access […]


10 Tips for Managing Common Driving Distractions

10 Tips for Managing Some of the Most Common Driving Distractions courtesy, Illinois Association Chiefs of Police Distracted drivers take their eyes off the road an average of 5 out of every 6 seconds. At 55 mph, that means a texting driver travels the length of a football field–including the end zones–without looking at the […]


University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to replace curb and gutter at 401 East University Avenue, DUCE Construction will close one eastbound lane of University Avenue between Fourth Street and Fifth Street.  The closure will begin on Wednesday, April 26 and will reopen on Friday, April 28, 2017.  Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Local Police Focusing this Week on Distracted Drivers

In an effort to bring attention to the dangers and consequences associated with distracted driving, local law enforcement agencies including the Champaign and University of Illinois Police departments will participate in Illinois’ Distracted Driving Awareness Week from April 24 to April 28. From using a cell phone, to eating, attending to children in the back seat, […]


Phase 2 West Washington Street Drainage Improvements (Lane Closures on Mattis Avenue and Glenn Park Drive)

Several lane closures are planned this week as part of Phase 2 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Project. The lane closures include the following: The current northbound lane closure on Mattis Avenue will be extended until 12 noon, Thursday, April 27. At that time, the closed northbound lane on Mattis Avenue will be […]



NSD Launches Cleanup in Planning Area One

On Saturday, April 15, Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Code Compliance and Coordination Staff organized and implemented a gateway cleanup project along Bloomington Road. Twelve neighborhood residents joined the implementation of the neighborhood cleanup initiative. During the project, 26 bags of litter were collected, along with discarded household items including a television, baby bassinet, crow bar, […]


2017-2018 Fire and Police Promotional Testing Process Gets Underway

In collaboration with the Fire and Police departments, Human Resources is diligently working to coordinate, communicate and assist with the facilitation of the Promotional Testing processes.  Below is a glimpse of each process. FIRE LIEUTENANT and ENGINEER PROMOTIONAL PROCESSES The Fire Lieutenant Promotional Testing Process recently concluded the Assessment Center (AC) phase of the process […]