City of Champaign News

Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a fire service connection at 1913 S. Mattis Avenue, Roth Excavation will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Cypress Drive and Devonshire Drive starting on Monday, July 15, 2013, and reopening by Friday, July 19, 2013, weather permitting. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the […]


IDOT – I-57 Night Bridge Work Closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the night work bridge closure over Interstate 57 is scheduled for July 16, 17 and 18. The scheduled closure of Interstate 57 (between the Monticello Rd exit and the I-72 exit) will begin during the overnight hours of Wednesday July 16th for the purpose of removing the […]


Ongoing Shooting Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest

On July 9, 2013 at approximately 10:23 AM Champaign Police arrested Kentrell L. McFarland (20) of 608 E. Vine, Champaign. McFarland was arrested in the 600 block of W. Kilarny in Urbana. Champaign Police Detectives were continuing their investigation into the recent shootings, and were attempting to locate an individual when they observed McFarland involved […]



Sixth Street Road Closure

In order to disassemble and remove drilling equipment at 519 E. Sixth Street, Broeren Russo will close Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., weather permitting. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area, but the contractor will accommodate deliveries. The road […]


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 […]