City of Champaign News

Burnham County Market Development Agreement Concluded

In 2006, the City Council approved a development agreement with Neimann Foods for development of the grocery store space associated with the Burnham Redevelopment project.  The agreement provided for the reimbursement of local sales and food and beverage taxes for a period of 5 years beginning from the date of operation or up to $715,000, […]


Warrant Issued in Sexual Abuse investigation

On November 22, 2013, the Champaign Police Department received a report regarding a sexual abuse allegation involving a 13-year-old student and a staff member for Unit #4 school district. The alleged incident occurred on November 8, 2013, at Edison Middle School, located at 306 West Green Street, Champaign, Illinois, during school hours. Since the initial […]


January 28, 2014 Regular Study Session & Closed Session

The City Council agenda for the January 28, 2014 Regular Study Session & Closed Session is 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 and encouraged. Download […]


Champaign Police Respond to Bomb Threat (1501 S. Neil Street)

On January, 23, 2014, at 12:56 p.m., Champaign police officers were dispatched to the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 1501 S. Neil Street, for a bomb threat. At approximately 12:54 p.m., an unknown man telephoned the hotel to report that a bomb had been placed inside the hotel. During the call, he also demanded money […]




South Side Elementary Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Plan Underway

The South Side Elementary SRTS Plan Steering Committee met on Tuesday, January 14th to discuss existing conditions around the school and analysis conducted to date. The committee includes representatives from the Police, Public Works, and Planning & Development Departments, as well as Champaign Unit 4 Schools and the Champaign County Regional Plan Commission. The committee […]


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 631 E Green #100         $301,600.00     01/17/2014      Wright & Green LLC 211 S Staley Rd.     […]


IDOT Opens Bids for the Windsor Road I-57 Bridge Approaches Project

On Friday, January 17, 2014, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) opened bids for the Windsor Road I-57 Bridge Approaches Project. The project received four bids as follows: Halverson Construction Co. Inc., Springfield, IL           $3,896,439.57 O’Neil Brothers a Div. of MACC of IL, Inc., Urbana, IL          $2,846,111.78 […]


Olympian Drive Railroad Bridge Approval Headed to Full ICC Commission

After over two years of review, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) Hearing process to obtain approval for the new Olympian Drive bridge over the Illinois Central Canadian National Railroad is nearing completion. On October 20, 2011, the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County (i.e. Joint Petitioners) filed a Joint Petition to […]