City of Champaign News

City Launches ‘The Champaign Insider’ Monthly Electronic Newsletter

The City of Champaign is excited to announce The Champaign Insider, an electronic newsletter – will launch on March 1, 2014. During City Council Goal Setting sessions and through other methods of citizen engagement, City leaders heard requests to increase transparency and share more information. The City believes The Champaign Insider will serve as a […]


ICC Approves Funding for the Olympian Drive Railroad Bridge

On February 20, 2014 the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved railroad crossing protection funding in the amount of $7.8 million to construct the Olympian Drive bridge over the Illinois Central Railroad. Reaching an ICC decision on the railroad bridge took over two years and is an important step in moving the Olympian Drive (Apollo Drive […]


Green Street Public Open House

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the City of Champaign will host an introductory Public Open House at the Champaign Public Library, 200 West Green Street. This open house will introduce the Green Street Phase III project to attendees and seek public input on preliminary design concepts for the Green […]



News Release: City Requests Caution for Pothole Repair Crews

CITY REQUESTS DRIVER CAUTION FOR POTHOLE REPAIR CREWS Champaign – Effective Friday 2/21/14, Public Works will deploy additional personnel and equipment to continue addressing and repairing potholes on the City’s streets. If weather conditions are appropriate, these crews will also be present on weekends, early mornings and evenings. The City requests drivers use caution when […]



News Release: City Appreciates Citizen’s Patience While Addressing Streets

CITY APPRECIATES CITIZEN’S PATIENCE AND COLLABORATION WHILE ADDRESSING STREETS WITH POTHOLES  Champaign – Due to lower-than-normal temperatures and higher-than-normal precipitation this winter, a larger number (than usual) of potholes have been appearing on City streets. Weather permitting, crews are working additional hours and weekends to repair the streets in a timely and efficient manner. Additional […]



Police Seize Drugs and Cash

On February 17, 2014 at approximately 1:50 PM, the Champaign Police Department Narcotics Unit arrested Mario S. Burden, 30, of Champaign for Possession with Intent to Deliver over 500 grams of cannabis, a class 3 felony. Burden was arrested in the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue, Champaign. The Champaign Police Narcotics Unit, with the […]


Emergency Order Pertaining to Liquor Sales During Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

I, Don Gerard, in my capacity as the Liquor Commissioner for the City of Champaign, Illinois, and pursuant to authority granted me in Section 5-91 (9) of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 as amended, entitled “Emergency powers,” do hereby find that there may be a threat to the public health, safety and welfare from activities […]