City of Champaign News

Fire Factor Committee Gets Ready for Fire Factor 20

On Saturday, October 10, the Champaign Fire Department and Fire Factor 20 will ignite students’ minds and spur them to action. Student leaders from across the campus will gather at the Illinois Fire Service Institute for this semester’s fire safety and awareness training. Students will “escape” from a smoke and fire filled dorm room and […]


City of Champaign Implements New Alarm System Requirements and Registration

For Immediate Release October 6, 2015                                                             Contact:  Deputy Chief Joe Gallo 217-403-6926                joseph.gallo@ci.champaign.il.us City of Champaign Implements New Alarm System Requirements and Registration In accordance with City of Champaign municipal code, residents and businesses […]


University Avenue Lane Closures Between Wright and Fifth (Postponed Start Date)

In order to install water services at 508 and 608 East University Avenue (Latitude Project), A&R Services will close both westbound lanes of University Avenue between Wright Street and Fifth Street. The closure will begin onMonday, October 12, 2015, and will re-open on Monday, October 19, 2015. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane […]


Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation

For Immediate Release October 2, 2015                                                Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels 217-202-7355                troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation On October 1, 2015 at 10:04 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 300 Block of S. Country […]



Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to construct a new driveway approach at 1609 North Mattis Avenue, River City Construction will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Paula Drive and Parkland Way. The lane closure will begin on Monday, October 5, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, October 9, 2015. Southbound traffic will be reduced to […]


Free Countywide Residential Electronics Collection Event

The next Free Countywide Residential Electronics Collection Event will be held on Saturday, October 10 from 8 am to 12 pm at Parkland College, 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign in Parking Lot M-4. Residents must use the Duncan Road entrance. This is a great opportunity for residents to get rid of old electronics including: computer […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to construct a new driveway approach at 1609 North Mattis Avenue, River City Construction will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Paula Drive and Parkland Way.    The lane closure will begin on Monday, October 5 and will reopen on Friday, October 9. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]


Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween 2015

Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting trick-or-treat hours. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: ** Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held on October 31, regardless of what day […]


City of Champaign Videos Earn National Awards

The City of Champaign recently received two national awards in the Government Programming Awards competition hosted by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). Multimedia Producer Janet Ahern accepted the awards on the City’s behalf during NATOA’s annual conference in September 2015. The City-produced video Champaign Connection took First Place in the Interview/Talk […]