City of Champaign News

Interfaith Engagement Initiative

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, met with representatives of the local interfaith working group to discuss the progress of outreach efforts undertaken by the Neighborhood Services Department. Based on the feedback, it was decided to postpone the interfaith planning luncheon scheduled for April 25, 2013. The group will continue to work with Neighborhood Services to continue […]


Open House Discussion – Providence at Thornberry

On Thursday, March 28, Susan Jones, Community Development Specialist, attended an informational meeting at the Housing Authority of Champaign County to address concerns on the proposed housing development to be located at 702 Cobblefield in Champaign. Four representatives from the condo association located directly south of the proposed site attended the meeting to inquire about […]




Public Works Department Training

Recently, Public Works staff participated in a four-hour defensive driving training class provided by Bill Bloch at CCMSI. This training focused on recognizing hazards, understanding the defense, and acting correctly in time. The class also watched intense videos showing the impacts of distracted drivers. Defensive driving helps to save lives, time, and money, in spite […]


Winchester Drive Road Closure

In order to complete a large pavement repair at 1802 Winchester Dr., Feutz Contractors will close Winchester Dr. between Broadmoor Dr. and Brookhaven Dr. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 7 a.m. and will reopen on April 11, 2013 at 5 p.m., weather permitting. Broadmoor Drive will also be reduced to one lane during this […]


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 Friday, April 5, 2013, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers to First Bank and those […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a water service connection at 1801 W. Springfield Avenue, DUCE Construction will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Springfield Avenue and Healey Street. The closure will occur on Thursday, April 4, 2013, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to remove and replace the sidewalk, curb and gutter at 804 N. Neil Street, Feutz Contractors will be closing one northbound lane of Neil Street between North Street and Eureka Street. The closure will begin on Monday, April 1, 2013, and will reopen on Friday, April 5, 2013. Northbound traffic will be reduced […]


March Service Requests

A total of 494 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during March 2013 in the Public Works Department. This count increased by 182 (58%) requests compared to the 312 requests that were received in February. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. SeeClickFix, a mobile app, […]