City of Champaign News

Planning and Development, Plan Commission and Historic Preservation Commission Tour of Former Coca-Cola Bottling Plant (Papa Del’s Pizza)

On February 20, members of the City of Champaign Historic Preservation Commission, Plan Commission and Planning and Development Department Staff attended a tour of the Former Coca-Cola Bottling Plant at 1201 South Neil Street. Over the past year, Robert Monti has restored and the historic Art Deco factory into the new home of Papa Del’s […]


CGTV Airs a New Program – Walk as One: The Champaign Community Coalition

The Champaign Community Coalition came into being 4 years ago in response to concerns regarding the communities most difficult social and economic issues. But, do we really know what the coalition does for our community? Tracy Parson, Facilitator for the Champaign Community Coalition, explains how a partnership with various organizations are coming together to solve […]


Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to perform an emergency water service repair for Illinois American Water, Cross Construction has closed one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Springfield Avenue and White Street.  The lane closure started on Monday, February 29 and will reopen by Friday, March 11.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Residential Fire – 1704 Scottsdale Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1704 Scottsdale Drive on February 26, 2016, at 1:35 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported light smoke coming from the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response […]


Entry-Level Police Officer Recruitment Update

On February 17, the Police and Human Resources Departments hosted a study session for those interested in taking the entry-level police officer written exam. Approximately 90 people participated in this voluntary session, which included a practice exam and an opportunity to ask questions and receive information about the test format and content. This study session was […]


March 1, 2016 Regular City Council Meeting and Post Study Session

The City Council agendas for the March 1, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and […]



Neil Street and Columbia Avenue Lane Closures

In order to repair a sanitary sewer interceptor, Urbana Champaign Sanitary District and Stark Excavating will be closing lanes at the intersection of Neil and Columbia: – Northbound and southbound Neil Street traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Lanes will shift near the intersection of Columbia Avenue. – Eastbound Columbia Avenue […]


City of Champaign – Update on Snow Clearing Efforts

The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues to address the snowfall and accompanying winds that began this morning. Many in-town locations are seeing plows move into the secondary streets as of this evening. Due to blowing snow, additional resources have been deployed to outlying areas. According to Public Works Operations Supervisor, Cory Conrad, “We […]


Champaign City Council Member Marci Dodds Announces Resignation – Effective March 23, 2016

District 4 Council Member Marci Dodds announced today that she is resigning from the Champaign City Council effective March 23, 2016.  Council Member Dodds is resigning because she and husband Jon “Cody” Sokolski are relocating to Chicago. “District 4 is the geographical and metaphorical heart of Champaign and it has been my honor and deepest […]