City of Champaign News



News Release: City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin around 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2014. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. […]


News Release – City of Champaign Christmas Tree Collection

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION Champaign – This year, the City of Champaign Christmas Tree Collection program will run from January 6, 2014 through January 17, 2014. This collection is available to all residential properties in the City of Champaign within City limits. This program provides an opportunity for residents to recycle their natural […]


Sixth Street Road Closure

In order to facilitate the delivery of a window wall system at 519 East Green Street, Broeren Russo will close Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street on Friday, December 27, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area, but the contractor will accommodate […]


Changes to Recycling Pickup Days 12.23.13 – 01.06.14

Due to the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays, the City’s Multifamily Recycling Program will have the following altered pick up dates. Regular pickup day – Alternate pickup day Wednesday 12.25 – Thursday 12.26 Thursday 12.26  – Friday 12.27 Friday 12.27  – Saturday 12.28 Wednesday 1.1 –  Thursday 1.2 Thursday 1.2  – Friday 1.3 Friday 1.3 […]


Permits Issued

The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 309 E. John $2,543,852.00 12/17/2013 309 E John LLC


Champaign Police Dept Participates in “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

From December 20, 2013 through January 5, 2014, officers from the Champaign Police Department will be out in force as part of the annual Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on intoxicated drivers. The statewide crackdown will include high-visibility alcohol and belt enforcement throughout the Champaign area.  The statewide crackdown will also be […]


Township and Fire District Reimbursement

In accordance with State law, after annexation of property, the City of Champaign is required to reimburse the Townships and Fire Districts for the loss of revenue they experience. The City reimburses the townships for ten years after an annexation, and the fire districts are reimbursed for five years, with the amount decreasing by twenty […]


IT Department Produces Winter Greeting Videos

The City’s Information Technologies Department recently completed the production of several Winter Greeting videos. The videos feature City staff and elected officials sharing important tips and holiday spirit with the City’s residents. In addition to the Council and Mayor, staff from the Public Works Department, Information Technologies Department, Fire Department, Finance Department, and Police Department […]