City of Champaign News

2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project – Mayfair Road

As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on Mayfair Road from Lincolnshire Drive to Broadmoor Drive is being rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Stark Excavating, will continue work Monday, July 6, 2015, weather permitting. Mayfair Road will temporarily be a one lane, one-way street northbound from Broadmoor Drive […]


University Avenue Lane Closure to Perform Emergency Tree Removal

UNIVERSITY AVENUE LANE CLOSURE  TO PERFORM EMERGENCY TREE REMOVAL In order to remove an ash tree that has split, the City will be closing a portion of the northern, east-bound lane of University Avenue, near the intersection of McKinley Avenue. This closure will begin immediately and is expected to reopen by early evening. The City […]


Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois and PAR Electric will close one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Washington Street and Columbia Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, July 10, 2015.  Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Commercial Permits Issued

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. ADDRESS COST OF CONSTRUCTION DATE ISSUED OWNER OR DEVELOPER/ BUSINESS 905 S First $425,250.00 6-29-15 Gillespie Roland Prop, LLC 108 N Sixth $709,308.00 6-30-15 Illini North Development, LLC 608 E University $21,242,015.00 6-30-15 Illini North Development, LLC […]



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, July 6, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, July 10, 2015. One lane of northbound and one lane of southbound traffic will remain open throughout the work. […]




Champaign Fire Department Turns 150 Years Old

Q: What had eight legs, ran on steam and will be 150 years old next month? A: The original Champaign Fire Department. Yes! The Champaign Fire Department turning 150 years old on July 8, 2015! Many things have certainly changed in Champaign’s modern fire department; fire engines aren’t horse drawn or steam driven today but dedicated […]


Champaign Fire Department Stresses Safety During the 4th of July Holiday

Fire Department officials from the City of Champaign Fire Department urge you to be safe this 4th of July holiday. Each year there are thousands of injuries across the United States due to fireworks. It is important to note that any fireworks other then items such as sparklers and snakes are illegal to use in […]