City of Champaign News

Fire Station 3 – Construction Update

Stronghold Construction Inc. of Monee, IL began construction on the Fire Station 3 Addition project in mid-April. To date, they have completed construction of the foundation and concrete masonry unit (CMU) exterior walls for the addition. Exterior brick installation should start this week. The project is on schedule for completion by the end of July […]

Forestry Update

Public Work’s Forestry crews have planted approximately 117 trees on City’s rights-of-way this spring. This ongoing effort is largely in response to the removal of dying Ash trees impacted by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The Forestry department sees a silver lining in loss of the City’s Ash trees by diversifying the species of trees […]

Champaign City Council Accepting Applications to Fill District 1 Vacancy

The City of Champaign is now accepting applications from residents interested in filling the vacant District 1 Council office. Applications are available on the City’s website ( and in the Mayor’s Office (Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil St.). The deadline to submit completed applications to the Mayor’s Office is 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June […]

Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to accommodate a sign installation at 201 W Springfield Avenue, American Dowell Sign Company will be closing one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Healey Street and Springfield Avenue.  The lane closure will occur from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on: Friday, May 22 Tuesday, May 26 Wednesday, May 27 Northbound traffic will […]

Registration Open for Champaign City Government 101 Academy

The City of Champaign is proud to announce an exciting new opportunity for residents to learn about the inner workings of local government. The new Champaign City Government 101 Academy will educate the public about the organization and operation of the City of Champaign and promote civic engagement. The 11-class Academy will cover topics like […]

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a damaged storm sewer and relocate fiber optic cable, Custom Underground will be closing one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street.  The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, and will reopen by Friday, May 22, 2015, weather permitting. Southbound traffic will be reduced […]

2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project – Holiday Drive

As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on Holiday Drive from William Street to Frank Drive will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Stark Excavating, will continue working; weather permitting, Monday, May 18, 2015.   Beginning Monday, May 18, Holiday Drive will temporarily be a one lane, one […]

Green Street Lane Closure (West of Prospect)

GREEN STREET LANE CLOSURE Champaign – In order to perform pole replacements and aerial electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing the following lanes: Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 29, 2015 (between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm) — One lane of Green Street will be closed between Prospect Avenue and McKinley […]

May 19, 2015 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session Agendas

The City Council agendas for the May 19, 2015 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 encouraged. […]