City of Champaign News

Fourth Street

Stark Excavating has completed storm sewer construction on Hazelwood Drive and has begun the removal of the roadway earth excavation. This work should be completed within a week, which would allow the roadway base preparation to begin on Hazelwood. Once this work is complete, the paving on Hazelwood can be completed. In the meantime, Stark […]


Market Street

Cross Construction continues working on the infrastructure improvements to Market Street from Kenyon Drive to Olympian Drive. Cross Construction is currently working on the installation of new PCC Sidewalk and curb & gutter along the east side of Market Street. When completed, this work will replace the deteriorating section of pavement, replace sidewalk, install new […]



Arbor Day

The Forestry Section celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, April 26 with a Pre-Kindergarten class from the Champaign Park District. On this sunny day, the children enjoyed an interactive session that included the history, science, and the benefits of planting trees. At the end of the session, the children helped shovel soil onto the young tree’s […]


11th Annual Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

Honor. Celebrate. Educate. The Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards (CUIHA) recognizes the achievements of Champaign County’s International commitment to agriculture, hospitality, humanitarian relief, human rights, research/education, trade and business. Call For Nominations! Nominations are now being accepted for this prestigious award. We invite you to consider nominating an individual or organization whose extraordinary international services has […]


Daniel & Wright Street Lane Closures

In order restore pavement at an emergency water main repair location, Illinois American Water and Shaw Brothers have closed one block of Daniel Street and a lane of Wright Street: Daniel Street closed between Sixth Street and Wright Street Southbound lane of Wright Street closed between Daniel Street and Chalmers Street All lanes will be […]



UPDATE – Church & Neil Lane Closure

In order to remove the earth retention system and to backfill at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers and DUCE Construction will be closing a lane of Church Street and a lane of Neil Street. On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 through Friday, May 17, 2013, the eastbound lane of Church Street between […]


Champaign Named a “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists

Local efforts to promote bicycling result in national recognition As bicycling continues to grow in popularity, leaders in cities across the country, like Champaign, are embracing the environmental, financial and quality of life benefits that come with a population that likes to ride. Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle […]


Call For Nominations: 2013 Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 11th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: to honor individuals whose work has […]