City of Champaign News

Champaign Remains Committed to Fostering a Welcoming Community for All

  During the February 21, 2017, City Council meeting, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen made the following comments: “Over the last several weeks, a number of residents have reached out to my fellow City Council Members and me with concerns about the President’s Executive Orders pertaining to refugee immigration and federal immigration enforcement. While information about […]


2017 STAR Awards Nominations

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the eighth year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy to assist in our neighborhoods and community.  […]



City of Champaign Proposes Settlements in Two Lawsuits

At their meeting on February 21, 2017, the Champaign City Council will consider approving two legal settlements. The first would settle a lawsuit filed by Precious Jackson against the City of Champaign and three police officers.  The proposed $250,000 settlement would release all claims against the City and the officers.  In her suit, Jackson alleged […]



Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a damaged water main, Illinois American Water Company will be closing a northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between John Street and Green Street. The closure will begin on Monday, February 20 and will reopen on Friday, February 24, 2017, weather permitting. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to construct new sidewalk and curb at 217 South Neil Street, Wells and Wells Construction and Mayfield Construction will close one southbound lane of Neil Street between Clark Street and White Street. The closure will occur from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Monday, February 20 and ending Friday, March 3, 2017, weather […]


Code Compliance Conducts Vacant Structure Inspection

On February 8, 2017, Rehabilitation Technician Joe Lewis and Property Maintenance Inspector Susan Jones conducted an interior inspection of the property located at 507 E. Columbia. The City acquired this property through a Judicial Deed process due to the structure meeting state requirements to consider it abandoned. There were also no responses received from notifications issued to the […]


Smoke Alarm Blitz – Swigart Street Neighborhood

The Champaign Fire Department has organized a “Smoke Alarm Blitz” in the neighborhood of a recent fire fatality.  On Saturday, February 18, 2017, Fire Department crews will be going door-to-door in the Swigart Street neighborhood offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them. The Smoke Alarm Blitz will […]


MCORE Preconstruction Open House

MCORE PRECONSTRUCTION OPEN HOUSE (Projects 1, 2, and 3) A pre-construction open house for Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) projects 1, 2, and 3 will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the project field office located at 24 East Green Street, Unit 19 in Champaign. Construction will begin […]