City of Champaign News

Champaign Police Provide Information Regarding Employee Arrest

The Champaign Police Department provides the following information in response to an arrest involving a Department employee. Last night, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year-old Justus Clinton of Fisher as the suspect in a string of burglaries that have recently occurred in that community. Clinton, who has been employed with the City of Champaign for 14 […]


Washington Street Lane Closure

In order to repair a broken water main, Illinois American Water will close the eastbound lane of Washington Street between Hickory Street and Walnut Street.  The lane closure will begin on Wednesday, May 16 and will reopen on Monday, May 21.  During the closure, eastbound and westbound traffic will shift around the construction.  One lane […]


Neil Street Lane Closures

In order to repair a broken water valve near 520 N Neil Street, Illinois American Water will close two lanes of Neil Street between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street.  The lane closures will begin on Wednesday, May 16 and will reopen on Monday, May 21.  Northbound and southbound traffic will each be reduced to one […]



Frank Drive Road Closure

In order to repair pavement failures, Otto Baum has closed Frank Drive between John Street and Holiday Drive.  Repair work began today, Monday, May 14.  The closure is expected to last a week, weather permitting, and access to driveways will be maintained at all times.   Please do not park on the street near the construction […]


Police Investigate Overnight Shooting 

This morning, at approximately 12:45 AM, Champaign Police responded to the area of S. First St. and E. Armory Ave. for reports of gunfire. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 21-year-old male victim from Danville suffering from serious gunshot wounds. Officers immediately provided on-scene medical care with tourniquet application, and the victim was […]


Locust Street Lane Closure

In order to replace a water main, Illinois American Water and Cross Construction will close the southbound lane of Locust Street between Green Street and John Street.  The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, May 15 and will reopen on Friday, June 8.  The northbound lane of Locust Street will remain open during construction, but […]


Phase 2 West Washington Street Drainage Improvements (Street Closures on Columbia Avenue and Miller Avenue)

Street closures are planned as part of Phase 2 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Project.  Columbia Avenue and Miller Avenue will be closed in order to install storm sewers and other utilities, more specifically: • Columbia Avenue will be closed from Carson Avenue to Draper Avenue. • Miller Avenue will be closed from […]


Champaign Employees Give Back Through Community Service Project

City of Champaign employees worked on their team building skills and a good cause earlier today. A Habitat for Humanity home build was the culminating event in the City’s celebration of National Public Service Recognition Week. Approximately 20 City employees worked on several Habitat homes under construction in Urbana. “To celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, […]


Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order patch pavement from a water main repair, Illinois American Water will close one northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between La Sell Drive and Fairway Drive.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, May 14 and will reopen on Friday, May 18.  Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane during the closure.