City of Champaign News

811 North State Street Demolition

The building often called the old Ice House at 811 North State Street originally was used to manufacture ice for railroad refrigerator cars. This property was purchased by the City in 2010 for future channel and detention improvements along the West Fork of the Boneyard Creek, which borders the north side of the property.  The […]

Lancaster Drive Road Closure

On Friday, September 27, 2013, the City of Champaign will be closing a portion Lancaster Drive for an honorary street name dedication ceremony. Lancaster Drive will be closed to thru traffic at Galen Drive to the first entrance on the north side of Lancaster Drive. The closure will begin on Friday, September 27 at 10:30 […]

Green Street Lane Closure

American Dowell Signcrafters is announcing an upcoming lane closure on Green Street for sign installation at 617 East Green Street. A portion of the east bound lane of Green Street between Sixth Street and Wright Street (adjacent to the property) will be closed on Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The […]

Sangamon Drive Road Closure

In order to accommodate construction traffic at 2307 Sangamon Drive (Leonhard Recreational Center), Champaign Park District will be closing a section of Sangamon Drive just east of Kenwood Road. Sangamon Drive will be closed from Kenwood Road to the Sholem Pool parking lot starting on Monday, September 30, 2013, through Friday, October 25, 2013. The […]

Honorary Street Ceremony: Danny Nardi Way

The City of Champaign will honor Danny Nardi by dedicating a portion of Galen Drive, between Ross Drive and Lancaster Drive, as Honorary Danny Nardi Way. The honorary street signs will be unveiled on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. during a ceremony at the intersection of Galen Drive and Lancaster Drive in Champaign. […]

Champaign Police Investigate Fall from Balcony – (300 Block of E. Armory St.)

A 19-year-old, University of Illinois student, is hospitalized at Carle Hospital after falling three stories from a house, located in the 300 block of E. Armory Street. This morning, at 12:03 a.m., police responded to the area to assist the Champaign Fire Department with this call. Upon arrival, officers observed approximately 100 people running from […]

Lynwood Drive Road Closure

In order to install domestic and fire water services to Bottenfield School at 1801 South Prospect Avenue, Mid Illinois Concrete will be closing Lynwood Drive from Broadmoor Drive to Foothill Drive. The road closure will begin on Monday, September 23, 2013, and will reopen on Monday, September 30, 2013, weather permitting. Through traffic will not […]

Fire Responds to Piper City Hazardous Materials Incident

The Champaign Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team responded to Piper City, IL on Thursday, September 12, 2013 in response to a hazardous materials incident. Upon arrival twelve (12) members of the team assessed the incident and a hazardous materials entry team entered to the building and found the presence of hydrogen cyanide. The team removed […]