City of Champaign News

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 […]



University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch for Illinois American Water, Shaw Brothers will be closing one westbound lane of University Avenue between Fourth Street and Third Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, May 23, 2016, and reopen on Friday, May 27, 2016. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the […]



Keep Champaign Beautiful

Code Compliance Manager David Oliver represented the City of Champaign at the annual Keep Illinois Beautiful (KIB) meeting on Thursday, May 12 in Springfield.  The meeting was hosted at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (ILEPA) headquarters.  A new slate of officers for Keep Illinois Beautiful was elected, and each city in attendance shared local activities […]


212 W. Charles – Sidewalk Obstruction Abated

On March 17, Environmental Inspector Kim Burnett received an email from City of Champaign Forestry Supervisor Andrew Lamoreux regarding a tree blocking passage on a sidewalk at 212 W. Charles.  Burnett investigated and observed the tree was prohibiting clear passage for pedestrians on the sidewalk. The Municipal Code requires trees to have an 8-foot clearance […]


Unit 4 Facilities – Dr. Howard Elementary School

Neighborhood Services staff met with Champaign Unit 4 School officials to discuss public engagement strategies related to the redevelopment of school facilities.  The initial meeting discussed the redevelopment of Dr. Howard Elementary School and the desire of school officials to host several community meetings to generate input concerning proposed construction plans.  NSD will work with Champaign […]


Champaign Park District Honors Awards

The Neighborhood Services Department was a recipient of the Champaign Park District Community Partner Award given on May 12 at the Champaign Parks Honors awards ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn.  NSD has worked closely with the Champaign Park District over the last year to provide quality program alternatives to youth throughout the community.  Last […]


Devonshire HOA

Neighborhood Coordination Staff attended the Devonshire HOA annual meeting held on Tuesday, May 10.  NSD staff presented information on upcoming engagement activities, RNNC, and the Neighborhood Small Grant program.  Specific questions were asked about summer programs for underprivileged youth and the community response to the rise in violence.  The group also had an officer from […]