City of Champaign News

Church Street Road Closure

In order to complete a large concrete pour at 217 N. Neil Street (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11 through 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers to […]

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to facilitate work at 217 N. Neil Street (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street on Monday, June 10, 2013, between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.

Public Safety Warning – Counterfeit Money

Over the past few weeks, the Champaign Police Department has received several reports of counterfeit money being presented to area businesses. While there is an ongoing investigation with the United States Secret Service, the Champaign Police Department is notifying our area businesses and local community about this fraudulent crime. Investigators have learned that much of […]

711 West Green Street Road Closure

As part of the City’s efforts to remove declining ash trees, Michael Poor Tree Service will remove a 40” diameter ash tree at 711 West Green Street on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Due to the size of the tree, it will be necessary to close Green Street between Pine Street and New Street. The closure […]

Mendota Drive Closure

As part of the City’s 2013 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, GM Sipes Construction will continue work to reconstruct the pavement on Peach Street from Ashley Lane South to the cul de sac on the south end of Peach Street. Due to the construction, it will be necessary to close Mendota Drive at Peach Street beginning […]

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 112 E. Chalmers $3,700,000.00 05/28/13 Lancaster I, LLC/New Multifamily (Lancaster Apts.)

Champaign, Urbana, and the University Partner with CUMTD on 2013 TIGER Grant Application

The Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD), in partnership with the University of Illinois, the City of Urbana, and the City of Champaign, is submitting a Federal Department of Transportation TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant application, requesting $13,391,888 in funding to complete important mobility investments in the University District.  The CUMTD TIGER grant […]

University Avenue Work Update

Progress on University Avenue from Mattis Avenue to State Street continues to move forward. Next week the contractor will continue to construct curb and a sidewalk ramp on the south side of the street. There will be intermittent lane closures throughout the construction period. However, one lane will be open at all times. Access to […]

Unit 4 Future Facilities Recommendations

At the May 13, 2013 Unit 4 Board of Education meeting, the recommendations of the Future Facilities Committee were presented to the Board. Both the PowerPoint presentation given by Dejong Richter, the consultant guiding the process, and the recommendations can be found at The recommendations include building a new Central High School, renovating and […]