City of Champaign News

Champaign Connection – Episode 39

The latest episode of Champaign Connection debuted February 1st and runs through the end of March. This episode covers a variety of interesting topics which include: Lacey Rains Lowe, City Planner, discusses the recent changes that allow Champaign residents to raise chickens in their own backyards. Find out why the change was made and what […]


Champaign Police Arrest Suspects in Two Armed Robberies

Two Arrested in Connection with Armed Robberies (600 block of E. White Street) Champaign police have arrested two people in connection with two armed robberies that occurred in the 600 block of E. White Street on February 9, 2014. At 6:18 PM, Officers received information that a man and woman were robbed at gunpoint by […]


February 11, 2014 Special Regular Meeting, Regular Study Session, & Closed Session Agenda

The City Council agendas for the February 11, 2014 Special Regular Meeting, Regular Study Session, & Closed Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome […]


News Release: Fourth Street Lane Closure

FOURTH STREET LANE CLOSURE Champaign – Due to a water main break at the intersection of Fourth Street and Springfield Avenue, the northbound lane of Fourth Street will be closed beginning at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Northbound traffic will be rerouted to Third Street via Healey Street. This lane will reopen once […]


News Release: Sidewalk Snow Removal Activation

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 12:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. Due to the winter storm, snow has accumulated to 2 inches or more on sidewalks. In order to make the sidewalks […]


News Release: Parking Meter Collections During Snow Cleanup

Parking Meter Collections During Snow Cleanup Champaign – Residents and visitors to the downtown and campus areas may encounter parking meters that read ‘fail’ over the next few days. The reason for this is that parking meters may malfunction when they become full and cannot accept additional coins. During extreme weather, staff that perform parking […]




News Release: City Council Meeting Cancelled 02.04.14

CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED Champaign – Due to inclement weather, the regular City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2014 is cancelled. Agenda items scheduled for tonight’s meeting will be moved to a special regular Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014; followed by the regular study session meeting already scheduled for […]


Effective Supervisory Practices Training Series

The Human Resources Department is coordinating a six-part Effective Supervisory Practices Training Series for managers and supervisors presented by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).  The training is broadcast through webinars with presentation materials available for attendees.  The first session, “The Makings of a Leader:  Roles of a Supervisor/Supervisory Leadership”, was attended by 18 staff […]