City of Champaign News

City of Champaign Ranked on Inclusive Policies

The Human Rights Campaign issues an annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score for hundreds of cities across the country, which measures how inclusive municipal policies, laws, and services are for LGBTQ individuals working and living there.  Champaign was one of 506 cities scored during the 2016 MEI and one of nine Illinois cities.  Champaign ranked in the top […]

Community Relations Staffer Receives NAACP “Unity in the Community” Award

Staff from the Community Relations Office attended the Champaign County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet held on October 14 at Hawthorne Suites.  During the banquet, Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer, received the “Unity in the Community Award” for his ongoing commitment to the Champaign Community. The office also sponsored a joint ad with the Urbana Human Relations […]

The Champaign Fire Department Hosts the 2nd Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony

On Monday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m., the Champaign Fire Department will host the 2nd Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony.  This event will honor devoted citizens and those Emergency Medical Technicians and Champaign Firefighters that have displayed exemplary service to those they serve and protect.   After the consideration of the awards committee, 12 awards […]

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

Press Release – Prospect Avenue Lane Closure Due to a gas leak, Ameren closed the easternmost (northbound) lane of Prospect Avenue, just south of Kirby Avenue, at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19. The closure will remain in place until the repair has been made, which Ameren anticipates to occur by this evening. Please […]

Market Street Lane Closure

In order to install a sanitary sewer manhole, Duce Construction will be closing the southbound lane of Market Street between Bradley Avenue and Garwood Street.  Southbound traffic will be shifted to the center turn lane. The closure will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, and is planned to be completed by 5:00 p.m. […]

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch at the intersection of Third Street and University Avenue, Illinois American Water and Shaw Brothers will be closing a westbound lane of University Avenue between Third Street and Second Street. The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, October 18 will reopen on Friday, October 21, 2016. Westbound traffic […]

Champaign Fire Department Receives Two Grants for Equipment

The Champaign Fire Department received two grants for additional equipment.  Marathon Petroleum Company awarded the department $5,000 through their First Responders Grant and Illinois American Water awarded the department $700 through a Safety Grant. The Fire Department recently purchased upgraded firefighting foam equipment to improve its ability to deliver foam fire suppression agent.  The Marathon […]

Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to complete a fiber optic bore, Metro Communications will be closing a northbound lane of Randolph Street between Healey Street and White Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, October 17 and will reopen on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.

Champaign Fire Department Will Be Conducting Live Fire Training

The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting live fire training October 18, 19, and 20, 2016, at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, 11 Gerty Drive, Champaign. Fire crews will have the opportunity to train with both the new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC) recently purchased by the Fire Department. These new […]