City of Champaign News

UPDATED: Champaign Fire Department Will Be Conducting a Victim Rescue Drill

UPDATED: The training sessions on June 29 and 30 have had their start times changed to 7:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. each day. The June 28 session times at 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. remain unchanged. Media is encouraged to attend and requested to call in advance of this updated schedule. The Champaign Fire Department […]


Foreclosure Tracking

Foreclosure filings through April 2016 are now reported. The chart below outlines foreclosure activity within the City of Champaign over the past few years.     2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Number of Filings 106 119 59 43 38 7 Average 8.8 9.9 4.9 3.6 3.2 1.75   As of April 2016, an average […]


Neighborhood Coordination Assists Local Groups with STAR Service Day

On June 18, the NSD Coordination Division collaborated with the Champaign Urbana Area Project, Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, and several other local groups and volunteers to implement a neighborhood clean-up initiative along Hedge Road and the railroad tracks in the Garden Hills neighborhood. Approximately 50 volunteers participated in the cleanup efforts. All tasks were completed […]


Vehicle Collision at 507 E. Clark

On June 16, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete responded to a call from the Fire Department regarding a vehicle that accidentally ran into the building at 507 E. Clark Street. Upon his arrival, Peete met with Building Safety Supervisor Larry Happ, who was on scene with the property owner and Structural Engineer assessing the condition […]



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 3002 Crossing Ct $330,000.00 06-22-2016 Steven Seibert 1701 W Curtis $17,256,159.00 06-16-2016 The Carle Foundation


Randolph Street Lane Closure (between Green Street and Healey Street)

In order to perform water service work at 505 S Neil, A&R Services will be closing one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Green Street and Healey Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, June 27, 2016, and will reopen on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in […]


Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one northbound lane of Randolph Street between University Avenue and Park Avenue.  The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016, through Thursday, June 30, 2016.  Northbound traffic will be reduced […]


City Departments Partner with WCIA & WCIX Staff to Install Smoke Alarms

Firefighters, staff from the Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments, and employees of WCIA/WCIX Television and Home Depot were out Friday, June 17, installing smoke alarms in northwest Champaign. Thirteen volunteers from WCIA/WCIX Television came out on their Founder’s Day to be part of the effort.  Six volunteers from Home Depot also took part in […]


Park Avenue Road Closure (REVISED)

In order to repair a sanitary manhole in the 1100 block of West Park Avenue, Duce Construction will be closing Park Avenue between McKinley Avenue and James Street.  The road closure will be intermittent throughout the day and driveways will have limited access at times. Operations will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 23 and […]