City of Champaign News

2013 Heroes and Helping Hands Awards

Prior to the City of Champaign Council meeting next Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Champaign Fire and Police Departments will honor nearly a dozen people who in the last year found themselves in the midst of an emergency. Faced with crisis situations, these civic-minded helpers and heroes provided exemplary aid to their fellow citizens and the […]

Market Street (Kenyon to Olympian) Construction Work to Begin

Starting Monday, April 15, 2013, weather permitting, Cross Construction Company will begin construction activities on the Market Street (Kenyon to Olympian) Improvement Project. For the initial construction phase, Cross Construction will concentrate their work on the east side of Market Street, between Kenyon Road and Wallace Avenue.  Access will be maintained at all times to […]

April 16, 2013 City Council Agendas

The City Council Agenda for the April 16, 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 meetings are open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Download a copy of […]

Champaign Police Conduct a Death Investigation (407 S. State Street)

On Friday, April 12th, at approximately 6:10 AM, Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at an apartment located at 407 S. State Street. While at the scene, firefighters discovered the body of a deceased person. Fire department personnel then contacted Champaign Police to assist with the investigation. Champaign Police are treating this investigation […]

STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony to happen April 25th

When: Thursday, April 25, 2013 Expo – 5:30 pm; Awards Ceremony – 7:00 pm Where: Hilton Garden Inn 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign Event Details On Thursday, April 25, 2013, the Neighborhood Services Department and the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board will host the Fourth Annual STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Expo and Awards Ceremony. The […]

Early Morning Fire at 407 S. State St.

Champaign Fire Department responded to an early morning apartment fire with one person left dead in the apartment early this morning at a two story apartment complex on the corner of State and Healey Streets.  Fire and Police are still on the scene investigating the cause of the fire. Firefighters located one victim in the […]

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch at a previous water main break, Illinois American Water will be closing a northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Hessel Blvd and Haines Blvd. The lane closure will begin on Monday, April, 15, 2013 and will be reopened by Monday, April 22, 2013. Northbound traffic will be reduced […]

Public Hearing on Planned Development at Green and Fourth Streets Set for May 1, 2013

The developer HERE Champaign, LLC, has submitted an application for a Planned Development for two lots at the northwest corner of Green Street and Fourth Street (308-312 E. Green Street). The submitted application materials can be viewed at In summary, the proposal is for a LEED Gold 27-story building containing 143 residential units and […]

Electronics Recycling Drives for 2013

The City of Champaign is once again partnering with Champaign County, City of Urbana, and Village of Savoy to host free electronic recycling drives on April 20 and October 12 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the News Gazette Distribution Center- 3202 Apollo Dr. For more information about the drives and a list of […]