City of Champaign News

Champaign Connection – Episode 35

                 The 35th episode of Champaign Connection airs thru May.  City Manager Steve Carter reflects back on 28 incredible years with the City of Champaign. Hear what City accomplishments Steve is most proud of, and why he says the future is bright for the City moving forward. Champaign Connection is an award-winning 30-minute news magazine […]


Green Street Road Closure

In order to perform an emergency water main repair, Illinois American Water has closed Green Street between First Street and Second Street. The road closure began this morning, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Broeren Russo, the City of Champaign, and Illinois American Water are working together to reconfigure traffic control in the area and to reopen […]


City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department has been working around the clock since Saturday night to address the 11.5 inches of snowfall accumulated from Sunday and Monday’s winter storm. According to Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt, “We are following the plans set forth in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. A crew will […]


Sidewalk Snow Removal

As of 3 p.m., Monday, March 25, 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, […]


Delay in Recycling Service

Due to the inclement weather, the City’s Multifamily Recycling Program, ‘Feed the Thing’ will not be serviced today. We anticipate the service will be up and running again by Tuesday morning (3/26). The City’s contractor for this program, Allied Waste will be servicing all recycling containers as soon as they are able to, including Saturday. […]


City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department will mobilize resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday, March 24. According to Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt, “We are following the plans set forth in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff has prepped the […]


March 26, 2013 City Council Agendas

The City Council Agendas for the March 26, 2013 Regular Study Session Council Meeting and Special Regular Council Meeting are now available online. These meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm and 8:30pm respectively. The meetings are open to the public […]


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. Green St. $6,000,000.00 03/19/13 Larson Co./New Multi-Family and Commercial 305 S. Fifth A & B $442,000.00 03/19/13 Dermel Properties/New 4-story Duplex


Sinkhole at Church & State Streets

A sinkhole developed in the northwest quadrant of the Church and State Street intersection on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 20, 2013. The collapsed pavement area was about three feet in diameter and about half a foot deep. The sinkhole was blocked off, restricting traffic to one lane southbound on State Street and one lane […]


2012 Sewer Lining Project

This project was awarded at the September 18, 2012, City Council meeting and consists of rehabilitating sanitary and storm sewers located throughout the City. It includes lining a total of approximately 12,800 lineal feet of sanitary sewer and 900 lineal feet of storm sewer. SAK Construction, from O’Fallon MO, is the contractor for the project […]