City of Champaign News


Neil Street Lane Closure – UPDATED

In order to connect fire and domestic water services to 217 N. Neil Street (Hyatt Place), DUCE Construction will be closing BOTH southbound lanes of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street.  The closure will begin on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, and will reopen by Monday, April 15, 2013.  Southbound Neil Street traffic will be […]


April 9, 2013 City Council Agendas

The City Council Agendas for the April 9, 2013 Regular Study Session and Special Regular Council Meetings are now available online. These 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 […]


Permits Issued:

The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 1913 S. Mattis Ave. $1,237,721.00 03/29/13 Mattis Ave. Free Methodist Church/Addition


Interfaith Engagement Initiative

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, met with representatives of the local interfaith working group to discuss the progress of outreach efforts undertaken by the Neighborhood Services Department. Based on the feedback, it was decided to postpone the interfaith planning luncheon scheduled for April 25, 2013. The group will continue to work with Neighborhood Services to continue […]


Open House Discussion – Providence at Thornberry

On Thursday, March 28, Susan Jones, Community Development Specialist, attended an informational meeting at the Housing Authority of Champaign County to address concerns on the proposed housing development to be located at 702 Cobblefield in Champaign. Four representatives from the condo association located directly south of the proposed site attended the meeting to inquire about […]




Public Works Department Training

Recently, Public Works staff participated in a four-hour defensive driving training class provided by Bill Bloch at CCMSI. This training focused on recognizing hazards, understanding the defense, and acting correctly in time. The class also watched intense videos showing the impacts of distracted drivers. Defensive driving helps to save lives, time, and money, in spite […]


Winchester Drive Road Closure

In order to complete a large pavement repair at 1802 Winchester Dr., Feutz Contractors will close Winchester Dr. between Broadmoor Dr. and Brookhaven Dr. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 7 a.m. and will reopen on April 11, 2013 at 5 p.m., weather permitting. Broadmoor Drive will also be reduced to one lane during this […]