City of Champaign News

CGTV Debuts New Welcome from Mayor Feinen

A new message offering a welcome from Mayor Feinen is now airing on CGTV and streaming on social media. This 2 minute video highlights the great qualities that Champaign has to offer, and welcomes everyone to stop by and see what you’ve been missing! The video will air on CGTV, which is broadcast on Comcast […]


Annual Paving Project

Starting Monday, May 23, 2016, Open Road Paving Company will begin work on the City’s annual asphalt paving project. The work will consist of pavement patching, limited curb replacement, sidewalk ramp replacement, milling off a portion of the existing surface, paving two layers of new asphalt surface, manhole adjustments, and new pavement markings. There will […]


Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Church Street and Hill Street. The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2016, through Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Northbound traffic will be reduced […]


Police Arrest 5 Individuals in Connection with Shooting and Homicide Investigations

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Investigative information following recent shooting incidents in Champaign led law enforcement officials to the 600 Block of W. Beardsley Ave. today, shortly before 11:00 AM.  As Police approached the residence, five individuals fled from the area, resulting in multiple foot pursuits in varying directions.  Police apprehended all five individuals, with […]


Springfield Avenue Lane Closure

In order to facilitate tree work, the Public Works Department will close the westbound lane of Springfield Avenue between New Street and Lynn Street.  Westbound traffic will be routed through the center turn lane.  The closure will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18 and is scheduled to be reopened by 5:00 p.m. Access […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch for Ameren Illinois, Shaw Brothers will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Clark Street and White Street. The lane closure will begin on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, and reopen on Friday, May 20, 2016. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Police Investigate Shooting – 1000 Block of N. James St.

On Sunday, May 15, 2016, at approximately 2:18 A.M., Champaign Police Officers responded to the area of the 1000 block of N. James St. after receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting and two victims. The first victim located at the scene was a 23-year-old Champaign […]


Second Street Road Closure

In order to install a sanitary main and pump station for the Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District, Stark Excavating will be closing Second Street between Healey Street and Springfield Avenue. The lane closure will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016, and will reopen by Friday, September 16, 2016. No traffic will be allowed on Second […]


Fourth Street Road Closure (St. Mary’s Road to Kirby Avenue)

In order to complete street improvements, the City of Champaign will be closing Fourth Street from St. Mary’s Road to Kirby Avenue.  The proposed improvements will include the construction of a new storm sewer, street light, pedestrian crossing, and PCC pavement.     The closure will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016, and is scheduled […]


First Street Road Closure (Stadium Drive to Gregory Drive)

In order to complete street improvements, the City of Champaign will be closing First Street from Gregory Drive to Stadium Drive.  The proposed improvements will include the construction of a new storm sewer, street light, pedestrian crossing, and PCC pavement.   The closure will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016, and is scheduled to be […]