City of Champaign News


Neil Street Lane Closure

NEIL STREET LANE CLOSURE Champaign – In order to install domestic water and fire services at 201 N Neil Street, Mid-Illinois Concrete and Broeren Russo Contractors will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, August 29, 2016 and will reopen on […]


Police Arrest Three Suspects in Connection with Burglaries to Motor Vehicles

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On Monday, August 22 at approximately 11:06PM, Champaign Police apprehended three suspects in the 900 block of Waterview Way in connection with recent area burglaries to motor vehicles (BMVs).  Arrested were 21-year-old Darion Edwards of Urbana and two juvenile males—15 and 16 years old, of Champaign. Police who were patrolling the […]


Champaign Fire Department Receives Coveted ISO Class 1 Rating

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that the Champaign Fire Department was awarded a Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating today by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). ISO is an organization that independently evaluates fire-protection efforts in communities across the United States. An ISO Class 1 rating is the highest rating possible […]


Downtown Fringe and Bristol TIF Public Meeting to be Held September 8

In accordance with the Illinois TIF act, the City must hold a public meeting to give the public an opportunity to meet with City staff to discuss the proposed TIF districts and their impact.  The public meeting will be held in the City Building Atrium on Thursday, September 8 with the Downtown Fringe TIF Meeting […]


City Offers Convenient New Way to Pay for City Ordinance Violations

The City of Champaign is pleased to now offer a convenient, online payment option for those ticketed for violating the City of Champaign Municipal Code.  This new service allows those receiving ordinance violation tickets to easily pay online at citycourtpayments.champaignil.gov.  Online payment options include credit and debit cards, online bank accounts, PayPal, and PayPal Credit.  […]



Foothill Drive Road Closure

In order to construct a new storm sewer, Duce Construction will close Foothill Drive between Lincolnshire Drive and Robert Drive. This work will start on Thursday, August 18 at 7 a.m. and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by 4 p.m. Monday, August 22. Local residents will be able to access to […]


Illinois Hardest Hit Fund

Illinois Hardest Hit Fund The Illinois Housing Development Agency has re-opened the Illinois Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program to assist working families who are having difficulty making their monthly mortgage payments due to loss of income.  The program was first launched in September 2011.  The City of Champaign and Nova Debt (now Navicore Solutions) were […]


Bristol Place Update

Bristol Place Fifty-six properties have been acquired in Bristol Place, twenty-six residents have been relocated and twenty-five properties have been demolished. Fourteen properties are scheduled to be demolished in the next few weeks pending Council approval of contracts with three approved Bristol Place demolition contractors on August 16. Fenter Machinery, Miller Enterprises, and ICD Ironhorse, […]