City of Champaign News

City Sends C-U Contingent to the 2017 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

The Neighborhood Coordination Division of the Neighborhood Services Department sponsored a local contingent of 19 to attend the 2017 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) in Evansville, Indiana.  The conference lasted three days from October 5 – 7.  The group included Champaign and Urbana neighborhood group leaders, members of the 2016 RNNC local planning committee, volunteers […]


America Recycles Day @ Boneyard Creek (Saturday, November 4, 2017)

City of Champaign staff from the Public Works Department, Neighborhood Services Department, and Planning Department will be coordinating and hosting America Recycles Day @ Boneyard Creek on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Several local groups have already committed to volunteering, including, but not limited to, members of Keep Champaign Beautiful and organizations […]



Champaign Police Invite Community Members for Coffee and Conversation

The Champaign Police Department will be hosting Coffee with a Cop, Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7-9 AM at Biggby Coffee—401 S. Mattis Ave, Champaign. Coffee with a Cop is a unique opportunity for residents to meet with law enforcement officers in an open forum, to ask questions, raise concerns and to simply engage with […]



Walnut Street and Harris Street Railroad Crossing Repairs

Norfolk Southern Railroad will be closing their crossings at Walnut Street and Harris Street today to complete high priority spot repairs.  The Walnut Street crossing (located between Columbia Avenue and North Street) will be closed to traffic starting at 3:00 p.m.  The Harris Street crossing (located just south of Bradley Avenue) will be closed at […]


Walnut Street and Harris Street Railroad Crossing Repairs

Norfolk Southern Railroad will be closing their crossings at Walnut Street and Harris Street today to complete high priority spot repairs.  The Walnut Street crossing (located between Columbia Avenue and North Street) will be closed to traffic starting at 3:00 p.m.  The Harris Street crossing (located just south of Bradley Avenue) will be closed at […]


PWD presents at the 2017 ILGISA Conference

PWD presents at the 2017 ILGISA Conference On October 4th, Public Works Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician Brandon Haist gave a presentation at the Illinois GIS Association’s 2017 Annual Conference in Normal, Illinois. The event brings together GIS professionals and industry representatives from across the region to discuss GIS technology. This year’s conference had a […]


City Completes Bristol Place Acquisitions

Staff from the Legal Department and Neighborhood Services closed on the last property acquisition in Bristol Place on Friday, September 29. 82 properties in Bristol have now been acquired by the City of Champaign. John and Gail Shivers were the last residents to be relocated at part of the Bristol Place Project, and have purchased […]


Lane Restrictions on Prospect Ave., Bradley Ave., & Dennison Dr.

2017 SEWER LINING LANE RESTRICTIONS ON PROSPECT AVENUE, BRADLEY AVENUE, AND DENNISON DRIVE Insituform Technologies LLC, will be performing pipe lining a 21” diameter storm sewer for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract on Prospect Avenue between Bradley Avenue and Dennison Drive. The work is scheduled for October 9 beginning at 7 p.m. Prospect Avenue, Bradley […]