City of Champaign News

Playing it Safe

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, Champaign Police Officers participated in the 17th Annual Playing It Safe family safety fair at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. Carle and Safe Kids Champaign County sponsored the event which features more than 40 interactive learning stations focusing on safety awareness for the entire family. Officers displayed and demonstrated equipment from […]


May is Bike Month – Bike Month Recap

May was National Bike Month and there were several events throughout the community to raise awareness of the benefits of bicycling. The highlight of the month was Bike to Work Day with 44 city employees participating. The City of Urbana challenged Champaign to see which organization could have the higher percentage of participation. Urbana won […]




Church Street Road Closure

In order to complete a large concrete pour at 217 N. Neil Street (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11 through 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers to […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to facilitate work at 217 N. Neil Street (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street on Monday, June 10, 2013, between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Public Safety Warning – Counterfeit Money

Over the past few weeks, the Champaign Police Department has received several reports of counterfeit money being presented to area businesses. While there is an ongoing investigation with the United States Secret Service, the Champaign Police Department is notifying our area businesses and local community about this fraudulent crime. Investigators have learned that much of […]


711 West Green Street Road Closure

As part of the City’s efforts to remove declining ash trees, Michael Poor Tree Service will remove a 40” diameter ash tree at 711 West Green Street on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Due to the size of the tree, it will be necessary to close Green Street between Pine Street and New Street. The closure […]



Mendota Drive Closure

As part of the City’s 2013 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, GM Sipes Construction will continue work to reconstruct the pavement on Peach Street from Ashley Lane South to the cul de sac on the south end of Peach Street. Due to the construction, it will be necessary to close Mendota Drive at Peach Street beginning […]