City of Champaign News


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, April 30, 2013 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers to First Bank and those […]


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 1807 W. Bradley $513,500.00 04/23/13 Mohammed Eikram/New Shell Building


Former Manufactured Gas Plant Clean-up Status

On Monday, April 29, Ameren is scheduled to start on what they expect to be the last phase of remediation on the former manufactured gas plant site east of Fifth and Hill Streets. The scheduled remediation consists of in-situ chemical oxidation of shallow areas near the perimeter fence and three deeper locations. There will be […]


Floodplain Remapping

On April 2, 2013 FEMA issued the final flood hazard determination for Champaign County, including the City of Champaign. The new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) will become effective on October 2, 2013 replacing our current FIRM dated January 16, 1981. The new FIRM shows a large reduction in the floodplain in the campus area, […]


Medicine Collection Program

The City of Champaign Police Department is partnering with Illinois Indiana Sea Grant, City of Urbana Police, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, University of Illinois Police, and WCIA to host permanent locations for residents to dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals safely.  The permanent drop boxes will be located at the police departments in Champaign, Urbana, and the […]



Diversity Training

Human Resources hosted diversity training on April 9, 10, 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. City employees who had not yet participated or had been newly promoted were scheduled to attend diversity training to learn more about the principles of diversity, inclusion, and respect. A total of 120 employees from different City departments […]


Construction Work in City Parking Lot J

In order to perform ground testing in Parking Lot J located at the corner of 6th Street and Green Street, Geocon will have large equipment in the parking lot starting on April 29, 2013. The parking lot will remain open during the duration of the testing; however, parking availability may be reduced during this time […]