City of Champaign News

May Service Request Totals

A total of 404 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during May 2013 in the Public Works Department. This count decreased by 198 (33%) requests compared to the 602 requests that were received in April. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Forty-six (11%) of the […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to facilitate work at 217 N. Neil St. (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 7am and 12pm. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


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, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers of First Bank and those who require […]



Champaign Recognized by National Smart Growth Advocacy Group

Champaign’s efforts to capitalize on the fiscal benefits of infill development have gained national recognition from Smart Growth America in a recent publication called Building Better Budgets, A National Examination of the Fiscal Benefits of Smart Growth Development. Smart Growth America is a national organization dedicated to researching, advocating and leading coalitions to bring smart […]


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 […]