City of Champaign News

Dobbins Downs Community Day – Neighborhood Small Grant

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, attended the Community Day event held in the Dobbins Downs neighborhood on Saturday, August 17. The event was organized by the neighborhood group in conjunction with the Northside Baptist Church and utilized City of Champaign Neighborhood Small Grant funds to support the event which included relationship building activities such as food, […]



O’ Connor Court Homeowners

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, organized a meeting of the residents of O’Connor Court. The meeting was organized at the request of neighbors to respond to what they considered to be code and criminal concerns related to several properties on the block. Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear met with the homeowner to discuss and address the […]


West Pomona Condo Association

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, met with members of the West Pomona Condo Association to discuss the formation of a new neighborhood watch group. The neighbors expressed concern about recent crime reports and perceived lack of safety in their neighborhood. The condo association meets monthly and would like to work closer with the City, especially the […]


National Night Out

The Neighborhood Services Department partnered with the Champaign Police and the Champaign Park District to host the 2013 National Night Out Celebration. The theme for this year’s event was “Own the Night, Own your Community”. This year, it was decided to revise the approach from previous years and give the Annual National Night Out Celebration […]


Market Street

Cross Construction continues working on the infrastructure improvements to Market Street from Kenyon Drive to Olympian Drive. Cross Construction is currently working on the new PCC base course under Market St.; when completed, the deteriorating section of pavement will be replaced with new bituminous surface, as well as the sidewalk. At Olympian Drive, new street […]


Fourth Street

On Thursday, August 22, 2013, at approximately 10 a.m., the South Fourth Street Extension from Saint Mary’s Road to Windsor Road will be opened to traffic. In addition, the new traffic signal at the intersection of Windsor Road and the South Fourth Street extension will be operational. The South Fourth Street Extension Project includes the […]


South Fourth Street Extension Opening to Traffic

On Thursday, August 22, 2013, at approximately 10 a.m., the South Fourth Street Extension from Saint Mary’s Road to Windsor Road will be opened to traffic. In addition, the new traffic signal at the intersection of Windsor Road and the South Fourth Street extension will be operational. As Stark Excavating, Inc. continues to wrap up […]



Champaign Police Chief Releases Additional Information on Shooting Incident (Intersection of N. Sixth St./E. Bradley Ave.)

The Champaign Police Department is releasing additional information on the N. Sixth Street and Bradley Avenue shooting investigation. The investigation has revealed the following preliminary information: On August 14, 2013 at 1:20 AM, Champaign police officer, Sgt. Geoffrey Coon, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle which had disobeyed a stop sign. It also should […]