City of Champaign News

Public Open House for MCORE TIGER Project

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, applied for and received a $15.7 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant for the construction of the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) project http://www.mcoreproject.com within the University District. The total cost for the project […]



NIGHT WORK TO BEGIN ON I-57, I-72, AND I-74 NEAR CHAMPAIGN

NIGHT WORK TO BEGIN ON I-57, I-72, AND I-74 NEAR CHAMPAIGN CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin Monday, Aug. 31 on Interstates 57, 72 and 74 in the Champaign area for the purpose of setting permanent message signs. Work will be performed at five locations in a four day […]


LaSell Drive at Prospect Avenue Closure

LASELL DRIVE AT PROSPECT AVENUE CLOSURE FOR ANNUAL PAVING PROJECT On Friday, August 28, La Sell Drive at Prospect Avenue will be closed for approximately four hours in order to complete street patching work. Through traffic will not be allowed. Residents of the area may access their drives from Hamilton Drive to the east.


University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a concrete pour at 608 East University Avenue, Mid-Illinois Concrete will close a westbound lane of University Avenue between Wright Street and Sixth Street.  The lane closure will occur on Friday, August 28 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT: Robberies and Burglaries to Motor Vehicles

For Immediate Release August 26, 2015 Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT:   Robberies and Burglaries to Motor Vehicles  The Champaign Police Department provides this alert as notice to residents and our campus community of a rash of robberies and motor vehicle burglaries that have occurred during the month of August.  Citizens […]


Police Enforce “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Safety Campaign

For Immediate Release August 24, 2015 Contact:   Sgt Geoffrey Coon, 217-403-6934, geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us Police Enforce “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Safety Campaign As summer winds down, The Champaign Police Department is ramping up its traffic enforcement efforts as part of the national effort to eliminate drunk driving. August 24 – September 7 (Labor Day), […]


Taste of Champaign-Urbana Street Closures

In order to accommodate the Champaign Park District’s Taste of Champaign-Urbana, the following streets have been closed:   – State Street is closed between Church Street and University Avenue – Elm Street is closed between Church Street and University Avenue – Park Avenue is closed at the intersection of State Street – Park Avenue is […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois will close a lane of Neil Street between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, August 24, 2015, and will end on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. One lane of northbound and one lane of southbound traffic will remain open throughout the work. […]