City of Champaign News

UPDATE – Church Street Road Closure

In order to complete a large concrete pour at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. (The initial closure date was scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, but the date has […]


Champaign “Bicycle Friendly Community” Recognition Event

Champaign “Bicycle Friendly Community” Recognition Event July 9, 2013 / 6:15 PM Corner of Neil Street and Chester Street, Downtown Champaign This past May, Champaign was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a “Bicycle Friendly Community.” This national recognition adds Champaign to the list of 259 BFCs in 47 states across America. The […]


Church Street Road Closure

In order to complete a large concrete pour at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers to First Bank […]


Elm Street Closure

In order to repair brick pavement in the 500 block of S. Elm Street, Beniach Construction will be closing Elm Street between Green Street and Healey Street from Monday, July 8, 2013, to Monday, August 19, 2013. The repairs will begin at the south end of Elm Street at Green Street and proceed to the […]


4th of July

Traffic Restrictions, Traffic Plan and other Regulations To expedite the traffic flow into, around and away from the event site (State Farm Center), the public safety committee announces the following traffic plan for the parade and evening show/fireworks: PARADE – Parade & 5K Map Parade and 5K Route: The parade will start on First Street […]



Elm Street Lane Closure

In order to repair the brick street surface in the 500 block of South Elm Street, Beniach Construction will be closing the northbound lane of South Elm Street between Green Street and Healey Street from Tuesday, July 2, 2013, to Sunday, July 7, 2013. The location of the work will allow for one lane of […]


Municipal Electric Aggregation Savings and Changes to Program

The City of Champaign has received reports from Integrys Energy Service (IES), the City’s electricity supplier for our Municipal Electricity Aggregation (MEA) Program, of an estimated $1.6M in savings. This is the total savings from the start of the program (August 2012 through May 2013). The City executed the MEA agreement with IES beginning May […]


Town Center-Potential New Neighborhood Group Meeting

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator and Colleen Madera, Administrative Assistant met with Town Center residents Dellrae Lawrence and Latricia Johnson and Douglass Square Association leader Jinnie Coleman on Thursday, June 20 regarding information on starting a neighborhood group. Dellrae met Jinnie Coleman, leader of Douglass Square, and really liked what she did with Douglass Square and […]


Food and Beverage Collections

Finance staff identified approximately 30 food and beverage retailers who were behind in their monthly food and beverage tax payments. Finance and Legal department staff, in cooperation with the Champaign Urbana Public Health District worked together to pursue payment. These efforts reduced the list to approximately six retailers with unpaid taxes. The retailers were informed […]