City of Champaign News

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 University Avenue and Park Avenue.  The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016, through Thursday, June 30, 2016.  Northbound traffic will be reduced […]


City Departments Partner with WCIA & WCIX Staff to Install Smoke Alarms

Firefighters, staff from the Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments, and employees of WCIA/WCIX Television and Home Depot were out Friday, June 17, installing smoke alarms in northwest Champaign. Thirteen volunteers from WCIA/WCIX Television came out on their Founder’s Day to be part of the effort.  Six volunteers from Home Depot also took part in […]


Park Avenue Road Closure (REVISED)

In order to repair a sanitary manhole in the 1100 block of West Park Avenue, Duce Construction will be closing Park Avenue between McKinley Avenue and James Street.  The road closure will be intermittent throughout the day and driveways will have limited access at times. Operations will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 23 and […]


Park Avenue Road Closure

In order to repair a sanitary manhole in the 1100 block of West Park Avenue, Duce Construction will be closing Park Avenue between McKinley Avenue and James Street.  The road closure will be intermittent throughout the day and driveways will have limited access at times. Operations will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22 and […]


2016 Sewer Lining Project

Hoerr Construction will continue 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.  Beginning on Wednesday, June 22, initial cleaning will begin on Wright Street between University Avenue and Springfield Avenue.  All work is dependent on weather conditions. Operations began […]


C-U International Humanitarian Awards Call for Nominations Extended

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 14th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored  September 8, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 South Neil Street, Champaign) at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: • To honor individuals whose work has contributed significantly […]


Mable Thomas Park

Mable Thomas Park has been the scene of numerous complaints from neighborhood residents living in homes adjacent to the park, and reports from county and local police concerning large groups of unsupervised youth fighting, vandalizing and destroying park equipment. After discussions with Champaign County officials regarding ongoing park sustainability, it was determined that the park […]


Neighborhood Community Development Meeting With PhD Student

Neighborhood Services Department staff met with Natalie Prochaska, a new PhD student at the University of Illinois Department of Urban and Regional Planning.  Ms. Prochaska is very interested in neighborhood community development and is eager to work with the department to get a better understanding of the work we do as well as the larger structural […]


Community Reinvestment Group

Neighborhood Services Department staff met with partners for the monthly meeting of the Community Reinvestment Group (CRG). Members were pleased with the credit seminar attendance in April and would like to hold another credit seminar in October. The plan is to again host the meeting at the offices of Habitat for Humanity and to work […]


Site Triangle Issue Abated

Environmental Inspector Kim Burnett investigated a complaint on May 24 regarding overgrown bushes blocking a public sidewalk at the intersection of Southwood and Stratford Drive.  Burnett verified the bushes not only were blocking pedestrian access to the sidewalk but were also creating a site triangle visibility issue at the intersection. A notice was issued to […]