City of Champaign News

Press Release – Temporary Road Closure I-74 (on behalf of IDOT)

The City of Champaign is sharing this emergency press release on behalf of the Illinois Department of Transportation. I-74 Resurfacing between Mahomet and Champaign – Temporary Road Closure TONIGHT (Monday, June 6) PARIS – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that there will be an emergency closure of I-74 on Monday, June 6, 2016, beginning […]


Stick Dog Author Tom Watson Featured in New City Video

City Manager’s Office and Library staff teamed up to produce a new video featuring author Tom Watson – creator of the Stick Dog series of children’s books. Staff recorded the renowned author’s presentation at the Champaign Public Library on April 20. One of the main highlights of his presentation was teaching children how to draw […]


Armory Avenue Road Closure

In order to install sanitary, storm, and water services at 106 E Armory Avenue, Green Street Realty and Mayfield Construction have closed Armory Avenue between First Street and Second Street.  The lane closure began on Monday, May 23 and was originally slated to reopen on Friday, June 3.  Weather conditions have delayed the work and […]


Locust Street Road Closure

In order to construct new storm sewers, Duce Construction will close Locust Street to through traffic between John Street and Daniel Street.  Traffic on John Street and Daniel Street will not be impacted by the work.  This work is planned to start on Monday, June 6 at 7:00 a.m. and is planned to be completed […]


June 7, 2016 Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

The City Council agenda for the June 7, 2016 Regular Council Meeting 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. Click here to download […]


Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Hill Street and Washington Street.  The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9.  Northbound traffic will be reduced to one […]



2016 Sewer Lining Project

Friday, June 3, 2016, weather permitting, Hoerr Construction will begin performing pre-cleaning and televising throughout the City of Champaign for the 2016 Sewer Lining Project.  Sewer lining rehabilitates existing sewers to a like-new condition.  The project will begin on Wright Street between Armory Avenue and John Street.  All work is dependent on weather conditions. Operations […]


University Avenue Lane Closure (For City Building Window Replacement)

University Avenue Lane Closure (For City Building Window Replacement) In order to replace windows and repair flashing on the south side of the City Building, Dreamworks Construction will close a westbound lane of University Avenue between Neil Street and Walnut Street. The closure will begin on Monday, June 6, 2016 and will reopen by Friday, […]


Neighborhood Services & Champaign Park District Block Party

Neighborhood Service Coordination Staff collaborated with the Champaign Park District to host the Country Brook Block Party on Thursday, May 26. The event was the first of a series of neighborhood block parties in underserved areas of the City. Party planning efforts were undertaken in partnership with the park district. Approximately, 200 Country Brook neighbors […]