City of Champaign News

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 Lynn Street.  Westbound traffic will be routed through the center turn lane.  The closure will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18 and is scheduled to be reopened by 5:00 p.m. Access […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch for Ameren Illinois, Shaw Brothers will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Clark Street and White Street. The lane closure will begin on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, and reopen on Friday, May 20, 2016. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Police Investigate Shooting – 1000 Block of N. James St.

On Sunday, May 15, 2016, at approximately 2:18 A.M., Champaign Police Officers responded to the area of the 1000 block of N. James St. after receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting and two victims. The first victim located at the scene was a 23-year-old Champaign […]


Second Street Road Closure

In order to install a sanitary main and pump station for the Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District, Stark Excavating will be closing Second Street between Healey Street and Springfield Avenue. The lane closure will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016, and will reopen by Friday, September 16, 2016. No traffic will be allowed on Second […]


Fourth Street Road Closure (St. Mary’s Road to Kirby Avenue)

In order to complete street improvements, the City of Champaign will be closing Fourth Street from St. Mary’s Road to Kirby Avenue.  The proposed improvements will include the construction of a new storm sewer, street light, pedestrian crossing, and PCC pavement.     The closure will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016, and is scheduled […]


First Street Road Closure (Stadium Drive to Gregory Drive)

In order to complete street improvements, the City of Champaign will be closing First Street from Gregory Drive to Stadium Drive.  The proposed improvements will include the construction of a new storm sewer, street light, pedestrian crossing, and PCC pavement.   The closure will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016, and is scheduled to be […]


Green Street Road Closure

In order to complete contracted tree work, the Public Works Department will be closing Green Street from Prospect Avenue to Pine Street.  The closure will occur on Monday, May 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Residents in the area will have access to their driveways; however periodic, temporary road blockages may occur.


Police Arrest Sixth Suspect in Ashley C. Gibson Investigation

Media Contact: Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us On May 13, 2016, at approximately 10:00 AM, Champaign Police Detectives, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested 25-year-old Deundrea Weatherspoon of Champaign—the sixth suspect Police have been looking for in the death investigation of Ashley C. Gibson. Police developed information that Weatherspoon was staying at a residence in […]


MAY 17, 2016 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING & POST COUNCIL STUDY SESSION

The City Council agendas for the May 17, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are 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 […]


Slurry Seal Project Update

Slurry Seal Project Update This year’s slurry seal project started May 4 and should be complete by the end of the week, May 20 (weather pending).  The contractor for this year’s project is Micro-Surfacing Contractors, LLC from Peoria.  The project concentrates work on the oil and chip type streets in the southeast one-third of the […]