City of Champaign News

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois will close a lane of Neil Street between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, June 22, 2015, and will reopen on Thursday, June 25, 2015. One lane of northbound and one lane of southbound traffic will remain open throughout the work. […]

Olympian Drive – Street Construction

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has awarded a contract to Feutz Excavating of Paris, Illinois, to construct a new section of Olympian Drive from west of Champion Drive to Duncan Road, including the reconstruction of the intersection of Duncan Road and Olympian Drive. The proposed improvement consists of a new PCC pavement, PCC sidewalks, […]

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Coming to Champaign in 2016

The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination division attended the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) held in Bowling Green Kentucky June 10-12. The RNNC is a network of 22 cities in 5 mid-west states (IL, OH, KY, TN, IN). Annually the group holds its conference in one of the network cities, where 300- 400 neighborhood organizers, leaders, […]

Media Release: CFD Promotional Ceremony

On June 18, 2015 the Champaign Fire Department will be holding a promotional ceremony to recognize two individuals who have been promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant and Engineer. A badge-pinning of three new probationary firefighters will also be held during the ceremony. The ceremony will be held at Champaign Fire Department Headquarters at 307 S. […]

Fire Station 3 Addition Construction Update

Stronghold Construction Inc. of Monee, IL continues to make progress on the construction of the Fire Station 3 Addition project. In the past two weeks, they have poured the interior floor slab, and they have started the process of laying the exterior brick. Stronghold’s masonry subcontractor should complete the exterior brick work this week if […]

Curtis Road Construction (at Staley Road)

In order to perform a gas repair, A&R Services will be excavating near the intersection of Curtis Road and Staley Road. The construction will begin on Monday, June 22, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, June 26, 2015, weather permitting. All directions of traffic will remain open during this construction; however, westbound traffic will be […]

Police Arrest Wanted Subject in May 23 Shooting

Police Arrest Wanted Subject in May 23 Shooting On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Champaign Police Detectives, along with the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested Diego R. Christmon in the 2000 block of North Mattis Ave. in Champaign. Christmon is a 25-year-old male from Champaign who was wanted for […]