City of Champaign News

Potential Impact of a Federal Sequestration

Lately, news outlets have been reporting on the Federal budget sequester set to begin on Friday, March 1. It would likely impact the City’s revenues. “Sequestration is a term used to describe the practice of using mandatory spending cuts in the federal budget if the cost of running the government exceeds either an arbitrary amount […]

Community Presentations by Champaign Police Department Officers

On February 25, 2013, Sergeant Greg Manzana facilitated a discussion with members of the Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity regarding responsibility and safety issues on the Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day celebration on campus scheduled for March 1, 2013.  School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield gave his semi-annual Bullying Presentation to 400 students at Lincoln’s Challenge Academy on […]

City Submits Application to become a “Bicycle Friendly Community”

The Champaign Planning Department has submitted an application with the League of American Bicyclists to become a “Bicycle Friendly Community.” The City organization is already a “Bicycle Friendly Business” but this designation would apply to the community as a whole. Champaign has made significant strides in becoming a more bicycle friendly community in recent years. […]

City of Champaign Launches SeeClickFix Mobile App

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is implementing new technology that will allow residents to submit requests for service through a mobile interface while they are out and about in the community. Powered by SeeClickFix, the place-based reporting platform allows residents to document problems ranging from graffiti to potholes within the City’s boundaries. SeeClickFix […]

Update: Church Street Road Closure

In order to erect a tower crane at 217 S. Neil Street (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers closed Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street this morning at 7 a.m. Due to inclement weather, set-up of the tower crane has been postponed and both lanes of Church Street will be reopened this afternoon. Both […]

Road Closure on Beardsley Avenue (Champaign Street to Market Street)

Duce Construction will be constructing storm sewer and pavement repairs on Beardsley Avenue between Champaign Street and Market Street. During these repairs, Beardsley Avenue will be closed to all through traffic between Champaign Street and Market Street. Local Beardsley Avenue traffic will be allowed to access driveways and the public alleys from Champaign Street. Operations […]

February 26, 2013 City Council Agenda

The City Council Agenda for the February 26, 2013 Regular Study Session Council Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Download a […]

Sidewalk Snow Removal

As of 10:15 am, Friday, February 22, 2013, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. Due to the winter storm, snow has accumulated to 2 inches or more on sidewalks. In order to make the sidewalks safe for pedestrians, […]

Exciting News from Fire and Police Memorial Committee

We recognize that a winter storm continues to approach, but the Fire and Police Memorial Committee is in celebration mode today! The Fire and Police Memorial Committee announces today that they have raised $97,500.00 which allows the final phase of the Fire and Police Memorial at West Side Park to be completed!! This labor of […]