City of Champaign News

Former Manufactured Gas Plant Clean-up Status

On Monday, April 29, Ameren is scheduled to start on what they expect to be the last phase of remediation on the former manufactured gas plant site east of Fifth and Hill Streets. The scheduled remediation consists of in-situ chemical oxidation of shallow areas near the perimeter fence and three deeper locations. There will be […]


Floodplain Remapping

On April 2, 2013 FEMA issued the final flood hazard determination for Champaign County, including the City of Champaign. The new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) will become effective on October 2, 2013 replacing our current FIRM dated January 16, 1981. The new FIRM shows a large reduction in the floodplain in the campus area, […]


Medicine Collection Program

The City of Champaign Police Department is partnering with Illinois Indiana Sea Grant, City of Urbana Police, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, University of Illinois Police, and WCIA to host permanent locations for residents to dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals safely.  The permanent drop boxes will be located at the police departments in Champaign, Urbana, and the […]



Diversity Training

Human Resources hosted diversity training on April 9, 10, 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. City employees who had not yet participated or had been newly promoted were scheduled to attend diversity training to learn more about the principles of diversity, inclusion, and respect. A total of 120 employees from different City departments […]


Construction Work in City Parking Lot J

In order to perform ground testing in Parking Lot J located at the corner of 6th Street and Green Street, Geocon will have large equipment in the parking lot starting on April 29, 2013. The parking lot will remain open during the duration of the testing; however, parking availability may be reduced during this time […]




Honorary Street Ceremony

The City of Champaign will honor Reverend W.B. Keaton by dedicating a portion of Sixth Street, between Pilgrim Baptist Church and Eureka Street, as Honorary Rev. W.B. Keaton Way. The honorary street signs will be unveiled on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. during a ceremony at the northwest intersection of Sixth Street and […]


Champaign Community Coalition “Neighborhood Walk”

Please join the Champaign Community Coalition as we “Walk-as-One” in the southwest police district of Champaign on Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 4:30-6:30 PM. Coalition partners will go door-to-door: Distributing child safety and crime prevention information; Informing residents about community programs for youth and families; Strengthening community partnerships; and Supporting and responding to neighborhood needs […]