City of Champaign News

Police 101

On March 27th, the Champaign Police Department hosted the first of four Police 101 sessions, a 4-week mock police academy for adults. The first pilot session included a “test” group of community members and news reporters. The program is held on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. and runs through April 17th at the ILEAS Training […]


Firefighter of the Year: Engineer Chris Hanson

Exchange Club of Champaign honored Champaign Fire Department’s 2012 Firefighter of the Year, Engineer Chris Hanson and his wife at a noon luncheon last Monday. Eng. Hanson joined the Champaign Fire Department in July 1997. Eng. Hanson exemplifies departmental leadership with strong, consistent, and passionate efforts toward excellence by growing the Champaign Fire Department’s Honor […]




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 of traffic […]


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 […]


April 2, 2013 City Council Agenda

The City Council Agenda for the April 2, 2013 Regular 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 copy of […]


Windsor Road Bridge Work to Begin April 1, 2013

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the bridge carrying Windsor Road over Interstate 57 will be removed and replaced with a new structure starting on April 1, 2013. The new structure will be wider to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclist on both sides of the structure. During construction, one lane of traffic will be […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to remove and replace sidewalk and 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 […]