City of Champaign News

Prairie Street Road Closure

In order to facilitate tree work, the Public Works Department will close Prairie Street from University Avenue to Clark Street. The road closure will begin on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 a.m. and is planned to be reopened by 4:00 p.m. No through traffic will be allowed during the closure; however access to properties will […]


Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install a storm sewer service at 3001 West Bradley Avenue, L Squared Construction will close one eastbound lane of Bradley Avenue just west of Duncan Road.  The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, February 16, and will reopen on Monday, February 22, weather permitting.  Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane […]


City of Champaign Crews To Address Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department will deploy resources to address the snowfall forecast for early morning Sunday into Monday. Forecasters are calling for 2-3” of total accumulation. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff will […]


February 16, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session Agendas

The City Council agendas for the February 16, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and […]


Street Crimes Task Force Makes an Arrest for Weapon and Narcotics Offense

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Street Crimes Task Force Makes an Arrest for Weapon and Narcotics Offense The Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF), formerly known as the Champaign County Multijurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force, is staffed with officers from the Champaign Police Department, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Urbana Police Department, and the University of Illinois […]


City of Champaign to Preserve and Increase Accessibility to Historical Documents

  At their January 26, 2016, meeting, the Champaign City Council approved a project to preserve Council documents from the City’s inception through the present. This project will also make the documents more accessible to both historians and members of the general public. The documents to be preserved include City Council meeting minutes, resolutions, and […]


Solar Urbana-Champaign

On January 28, Planning and Development Staff attended a Solar Power Hour at the Champaign County Farm Bureau to learn about solar incentives for residents and businesses in Champaign County.  Solar Urbana-Champaign is an exciting opportunity for Champaign County residents and businesses to receive significant discounts on the purchase and installation of solar panels.  The […]


New Art Exhibit in Council Chambers

The revolving art exhibit in Council Chambers was recently updated and now features the work of local artist Lisa Kesler.  Ms. Kesler is a full-time studio artist with a studio proudly located in downtown Champaign.   A University of Illinois graduate, Ms. Kesler experiments in a variety of media, but primarily focuses on acrylic painting, encaustic painting, […]


Champaign Planning and Development Director Leads Pro Bono Planning Team

Champaign’s Planning and Development Director Bruce Knight, FAICP, led a pro bono planning assistance team in West Melbourne, Florida, January 25-29.  Volunteering their time and expertise,  Knight led a team of professional planners on a Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) Project for the American Planning Association (APA). The CPAT program matches communities with little or no planning […]