City of Champaign News

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 627 S Wright $711,384.00 10/21/13 JSM Management, Inc./Panda Express 2002 W Springfield $537,740.00 10/18/13 GMS Management of IL, Inc./Ruler Foods

Railroad Crossing Removal

The Canadian National Railroad will be removing their railroad crossing on Market St. between Columbia Ave. and Eureka St. starting on Monday, October 28 thru Wednesday, October 30, weather permitting. Market St. will be closed to traffic during this time and the traveling public is asked to follow the marked detour. Access to all businesses […]

Emergency Family Shelter

As far back as the 1990’s, the need for emergency family shelters was identified. The need became more prominent recently with the increase in homeless children reported in the point-in-time surveys and observations from the two local homeless funding/networking bodies: the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless and the Champaign County Continuum of Care. […]

Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation – 700 block of Goldenview Drive

On October 22, 2013 at 3:17 p.m., Champaign Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the 700 block of Goldenview Drive for a report of two unresponsive adults with smoke in the residence.  Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive 78 year-old male and an unresponsive 76 year-old female inside the residence. Medical personnel responded and […]

Honorary Street Ceremony

The City of Champaign will honor ‘Coach’ Gary Hembrough by dedicating a portion of Crescent Drive, between John Street and Sangamon Street, as Honorary ‘Coach’ Hembrough Way. The honorary street sign will be unveiled on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 10 a.m. during a ceremony at the intersection of Crescent Drive and William Street in […]


Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 208 William. Upon arrival units saw smoke coming from a front window and fire inside the structure. Crews quickly made entry and found the front living room on fire. The fire was extinguished with one hose line. The house was vacant and […]

William Street Road Closure

On Thursday, October 24, 2013, the City of Champaign will be closing a portion of the 2100 block of West William Street for an honorary street name dedication ceremony. William Street will be closed to thru traffic at Crescent Drive to the first residential driveway on the south side of William Street. The closure will […]

Springfield Avenue Lane Closure

LANE CLOSURE ON SPRINGFIELD AVENUE (BETWEEN LYNN STREET AND PRAIRIE STREET) National Power Rodding Corp. will be performing routine storm sewer maintenance on Springfield Avenue between Lynn Street and Prairie Street. In order to complete this work, eastbound traffic on Springfield Avenue will be reduced to one lane through the work zone. There will be […]