City of Champaign News


Acceptance of Fire Prevention Grant from FM Global

The Champaign Fire Department has received a $3,000 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. FM Global representatives will present the award to Deputy Fire Marshal Janet Maupin at the Champaign Fire Department Training Room located at 307 S. Randolph in Champaign, Illinois on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a fire service connection at 1913 S. Mattis Avenue, Roth Excavation will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Cypress Drive and Devonshire Drive starting on Monday, July 15, 2013, and reopening by Friday, July 19, 2013, weather permitting. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the […]


IDOT – I-57 Night Bridge Work Closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the night work bridge closure over Interstate 57 is scheduled for July 16, 17 and 18. The scheduled closure of Interstate 57 (between the Monticello Rd exit and the I-72 exit) will begin during the overnight hours of Wednesday July 16th for the purpose of removing the […]


Ongoing Shooting Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest

On July 9, 2013 at approximately 10:23 AM Champaign Police arrested Kentrell L. McFarland (20) of 608 E. Vine, Champaign. McFarland was arrested in the 600 block of W. Kilarny in Urbana. Champaign Police Detectives were continuing their investigation into the recent shootings, and were attempting to locate an individual when they observed McFarland involved […]



Sixth Street Road Closure

In order to disassemble and remove drilling equipment at 519 E. Sixth Street, Broeren Russo will close Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., weather permitting. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area, but the contractor will accommodate deliveries. The road […]


UPDATE – 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 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. (The initial closure date was scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, but the date has […]


Champaign “Bicycle Friendly Community” Recognition Event

Champaign “Bicycle Friendly Community” Recognition Event July 9, 2013 / 6:15 PM Corner of Neil Street and Chester Street, Downtown Champaign This past May, Champaign was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a “Bicycle Friendly Community.” This national recognition adds Champaign to the list of 259 BFCs in 47 states across America. The […]


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 Tuesday, July 9, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers to First Bank […]