City of Champaign News

Neil Street Lane Closure (between Clark Street and White Street)

In order to pour new curb and gutter 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 begin on Monday, April 24 and will reopen on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Southbound traffic will be reduced […]


Neil Street Lane Closure (between Vine Street and Maple Street)

In order to repair a damaged manhole, Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District and Cross Construction will close one northbound lane of Neil Street between Vine Street and Maple Street. The closure will begin on Monday, April 24 and will reopen on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.



UPDATED: Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery Investigation

Yesterday, Champaign Police reported on an armed robbery at Dotty’s Slots and Video Poker, located at 12 E. Green Street in Champaign.  A suspect entered the location armed with a handgun and demanded money before fleeing the scene in a reported stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle associated with this incident has been spotted at multiple […]


Birch Street Road Closure

In order to place a crane and replace equipment at 1417 S. Neil Street, Design-Air Heating & Air Conditioning will close Birch Street between State Street and Frederick Street. The closure begins on Monday, April 24 and reopens on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area. Access to local […]


Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery Investigation

Today, at approximately 12:57 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Dotty’s Slots and Video Poker, located at 12 E. Green Street for a reported armed robbery. According to staff, a suspect entered the location armed with a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect took an undetermined amount of currency and cigarettes before fleeing the scene […]


Residential Fire – 2706 Wendover Place

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2706 Wendover Place, Monday, April 17, 2017, at 10:42 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported flames coming from the rear of the home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Emergency responders from the Champaign Fire Department and Arrow Ambulance responded to a fire in […]


White Street Lane Closure

In order to complete pavement repairs, the Public Works Department will be closing the westbound lane of White Street between Third Street and Fourth Street.  The closure will begin at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, and will reopen at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19.  No westbound traffic will be allowed in the construction […]


Bristol Place Demolition Work Slowed by Cisterns

Bristol Place demolition contractor Champaign Economic Restoration Endeavors Inc. (C.E.R.E.) discovered cisterns on two of the properties they were demolishing in Bristol Place, 1210 N. Market and 112 E. Garwood. Neighborhood Services staff issued a “Stop Work Order” for both of the properties and contacted Sims Drilling LLC to assess the properties.


Neighborhood Services Attends Joint Meeting

At the April 4 joint meeting between Continuum of Care and Council of Service Providers to the Homeless, Community Development Specialist Janel Gomez presented the draft FY 2017/18 Annual Action Plan and draft HOME Amendment, which would increase the number of households receiving tenant based rental assistance. The HOME funds would also provide additional financial resources to build or purchase […]