City of Champaign News


Planning & Development Staff Presents Small Business Incentives

Senior Planner for Economic Development T.J. Blakeman presented the City’s Small Business Incentive Program at Small Business Week, hosted by the Small Business Development Center. Approximately twenty entrepreneurs and service providers attended the event. Entrepreneurs were excited to learn about opportunities for financial assistance with financial, marketing, and legal start up expenses. Service providers including […]


CGTV is now on iTV3

CGTV has been just been added to the channel lineup for iTV3. iTV3 viewers wishing to view CGTV programming should tune their televisions to channel 5 in their channel line-ups. Programming is being telecast in high definition for your viewing pleasure. CGTV was previously available only on Comcast, AT&T U-verse, and streaming online at ci.champaign.il.us. […]


White Street and Randolph Street Lane Closures

In order perform storm sewer repairs, Duce Construction will close the eastbound lane of White Street between State Street and Randolph Street.  Westbound traffic on White Street will not be impacted by the work.  Randolph Street will be reduced to a single northbound lane through the work zone.   This work is scheduled to start […]


Arrest Made in April 13 Shooting Incident on Hedge Road 

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030  |  david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On April 13, 2016, Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Hedge Road after receiving numerous reports of shots fired.  While on scene, Police located a significant number of shell casings and were notified that a gunshot victim had arrived at a local hospital. On April 14, an arrest warrant was issued […]



Windsor Road Lane Closure

Windsor Road Lane Closure In order to install a sanitary main for the Urbana Champaign Sanitary District, Stark Excavating has closed one eastbound lane of Windsor Road between Fourth Street and Lincoln Avenue.  The lane closure began on Tuesday, May 3 and will reopen by Friday, May 13.  Eastbound Windsor Road traffic will be reduced […]


Ashley C. Gibson Investigation Update: Police in Columbia, Missouri Make Arrest of Suspect

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030  |  david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On May 2, 2016, at approximately 8:53 PM, the Columbia Police Department in Columbia, Missouri made an arrest of 25-year-old Donte D. Meeks of Champaign. Meeks, who is one of two individuals Police were still seeking in the death investigation of Ashley Chemere Gibson was spotted by police at a […]


Hill Street Lane Closure (Lynn Street to Prospect Avenue)

In order to repair a sanitary sewer in the 600 block of west Hill Street, Duce Construction will be closing one lane of Hill Street between Lynn Street and Prospect Avenue.  The closure will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3 and is planned to be reopened by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6.  […]


2016 Slurry Seal Project

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, weather permitting, Microsurfacing Contractors, LLC will begin slurry sealing the oil and chip type streets in the southeast one-third of Champaign (see map). The residential streets will be closed for about four hours until the slurry is cured. Heavily traveled streets and streets with businesses will have one lane open at […]