City of Champaign News

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch from a gas main repair, Ameren Illinois and Shaw Brothers have closed a northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Balboa Road and Kirby Avenue. The lane closure began on Thursday, October 20 and will reopen on Thursday, October 27, 2016. During the closure, northbound traffic will be reduced […]

Fire Recruitment Meeting Gets Warm Response

Approximately 25 community members attended the Probationary Firefighter Recruitment Information meeting held on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. – Noon at Fire Station 1. This informational meeting was open to anyone interested in a career as a City of Champaign firefighter and desired more information about the entry-level process. Presenters for the event were: […]

October 25, 2016 Special Regular Council Meeting and Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the October 25, 2016 Special Regular Council Meeting and Regular 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 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. […]

City Staff Offers Resources at disABILITY Resource Expo

On Saturday, October 15, the City of Champaign Community Relations Office and the Human Relations Commission partnered with the City of Urbana Human Relations Office and Urbana Human Relations Commission to host a resource table at the 10th Annual disABILITY Resource Expo, held at the Fluid Event Center in Champaign. The disABILITY Resource Expo is […]

Community Relations Staff Holds Presentations

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer, gave Human Rights Ordinance training to the Christian Women With Convictions (CWWC) reentry program at New Hope Church on Monday, October 17. The training was held in partnership with the Urbana Human Relations Officer. Presentation details focused on each city’s human rights ordinance and complaint process. Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer gave a CU […]

EXTENDED – Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

EXTENDED – PROSPECT AVENUE LANE CLOSURE DUE TO GAS LEAK Ameren continues to work on repairing a gas leak. The easternmost (northbound) lane of Prospect Avenue, just south of Kirby Avenue, will remain closed through tonight. Ameren is planning to reopen the lane in the morning of Friday, October 21. Please obey traffic controls when travelling […]

City of Champaign Ranked on Inclusive Policies

The Human Rights Campaign issues an annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score for hundreds of cities across the country, which measures how inclusive municipal policies, laws, and services are for LGBTQ individuals working and living there.  Champaign was one of 506 cities scored during the 2016 MEI and one of nine Illinois cities.  Champaign ranked in the top […]

Community Relations Staffer Receives NAACP “Unity in the Community” Award

Staff from the Community Relations Office attended the Champaign County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet held on October 14 at Hawthorne Suites.  During the banquet, Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer, received the “Unity in the Community Award” for his ongoing commitment to the Champaign Community. The office also sponsored a joint ad with the Urbana Human Relations […]

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

Press Release – Prospect Avenue Lane Closure Due to a gas leak, Ameren closed the easternmost (northbound) lane of Prospect Avenue, just south of Kirby Avenue, at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19. The closure will remain in place until the repair has been made, which Ameren anticipates to occur by this evening. Please […]