City of Champaign News

711 West Green Street Road Closure

As part of the City’s efforts to remove declining ash trees, Michael Poor Tree Service will remove a 40” diameter ash tree at 711 West Green Street on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Due to the size of the tree, it will be necessary to close Green Street between Pine Street and New Street. The closure […]



Mendota Drive Closure

As part of the City’s 2013 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, GM Sipes Construction will continue work to reconstruct the pavement on Peach Street from Ashley Lane South to the cul de sac on the south end of Peach Street. Due to the construction, it will be necessary to close Mendota Drive at Peach Street beginning […]


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 112 E. Chalmers $3,700,000.00 05/28/13 Lancaster I, LLC/New Multifamily (Lancaster Apts.)


Champaign, Urbana, and the University Partner with CUMTD on 2013 TIGER Grant Application

The Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD), in partnership with the University of Illinois, the City of Urbana, and the City of Champaign, is submitting a Federal Department of Transportation TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant application, requesting $13,391,888 in funding to complete important mobility investments in the University District.  The CUMTD TIGER grant […]


University Avenue Work Update

Progress on University Avenue from Mattis Avenue to State Street continues to move forward. Next week the contractor will continue to construct curb and a sidewalk ramp on the south side of the street. There will be intermittent lane closures throughout the construction period. However, one lane will be open at all times. Access to […]


Unit 4 Future Facilities Recommendations

At the May 13, 2013 Unit 4 Board of Education meeting, the recommendations of the Future Facilities Committee were presented to the Board. Both the PowerPoint presentation given by Dejong Richter, the consultant guiding the process, and the recommendations can be found at http://futurefacilities.champaignschools.org/. The recommendations include building a new Central High School, renovating and […]


Police Department Employee Awards

On May 21, 2013, the Champaign Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception. Award recipients for 2012 are:  Officer of the Year: Dan Ward Employee of the Year: Renae Yandell Distinguished Leadership: Sgt. Bruce Ramseyer Valor Awards: Chris Oberheim, John Lieb Lifesaving: Jodie Burnett, Brian Greear Lifesaving: Greg Manzana, Mike Swaney […]



Champaign Police Department Open House

The Champaign Police Department hosted its second annual Open House for the community on May 18, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm. The event was held during National Police Week (May 12-18, 2013), an event recognizing the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement.  The event provided an opportunity for the public to have […]