City of Champaign News

Commercial Permits

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more.                                  Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer/Business 3760 Harbor Estates Ln $473,960.00 5-20-2016 Aguas Partnership 116 N First $688,321.00 5-25-2016 […]


CommUnity Matters Spring Fling

The Neighborhood Services Department, along with CommUnity Matters partners Champaign Park District, Unit 4 School District, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, and Lifeline Inc., hosted the 2016 Wellness Spring Fling at the Douglass Center on May 16.  Twenty-two vendors participated in this year’s vendor fair, including Community Elements, the Land Trust Farmers Market, Champaign […]


Champaign Police Celebrate 2016 Employee Awards Ceremony

a Message from Police Chief Anthony Cobb… The Champaign Police Department’s Employee Awards Ceremony is held to help highlight the great work produced by staff and to acknowledge and thank each and every one of them for their positive commitment to CPD and to our City.   While we have had some hurdles over the past […]


2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project – William Street

As part of the City’s 2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the concrete pavement on William Street from Mattis Avenue to Crescent Drive is being rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Feutz Contractors, will continue working; weather permitting, Tuesday, May 24, 2016.   Beginning Tuesday May 24, 2016, William Street between Mattis Avenue and Holiday […]


Commercial Fire – 1700 W. Washington Street – WIRCO, Foundry Division

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1700 W. Washington Street, Friday, May 20, 2016, at 8:48 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported moderate smoke coming from this commercial structure. Suppression efforts began immediately. Fire crews responded to this third-alarm fire from Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy. Crews battled this […]


Demolition Begins on Site of Future Midtown Plaza

The Midtown Plaza project officially began this week with the demolition of six vacant structures on a site on First Street overlooking the Boneyard Second Street Basin.  When completed, Midtown Plaza will consist of two new five-story, mixed use buildings.  Dan Hamelberg of the University Group will soon be submitting an application for a Planned Development […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete utility work for AT&T at 1771 W Kirby Ave., Jansen Cable Construction will be closing one eastbound lane of Kirby Ave between Mattis Avenue and Western Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, May 24 and will reopen on Friday, May 27, weather permitting.  Eastbound traffic will be reduced to […]


Street Crimes Task Force Makes Weapons and Drug Offense Arrest

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us   In May of 2016, the multi-jurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF) conducted an investigation regarding the unlawful possession of weapons. As part of the investigation, a court authorized search warrant was obtained for a residence located in the 700 block of Hollycrest Dr. in Champaign. On May 19, SCTF […]


Armory Avenue Road Closure

In order to install sanitary, storm, and water services at 106 E Armory Ave., Green Street Realty and Mayfield Construction will be closing Armory Avenue between First Street and Second Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, May 23 and will reopen on Friday, June 3, weather permitting. Through traffic will not be allowed […]