City of Champaign News

Bristol Place Update

Bristol Place Fifty-six properties have been acquired in Bristol Place, twenty-six residents have been relocated and twenty-five properties have been demolished. Fourteen properties are scheduled to be demolished in the next few weeks pending Council approval of contracts with three approved Bristol Place demolition contractors on August 16. Fenter Machinery, Miller Enterprises, and ICD Ironhorse, […]


Nuisance Vehicles Towed

Vehicles Towed On August 9, the Neighborhood Code Compliance Division towed a total of five vehicles from a property in Champaign. Property Maintenance Inspector Kim Burnett had previously notified the property owner about the inoperable & unregistered vehicles parked on the private property. With the assistance of the City Legal Department, an administrative search warrant […]



Police Urge Citizens to Lock Car Doors

  Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov The Champaign Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle burglaries that have occurred throughout the city of Champaign.  Since August 15, 2016 officers have investigated 39 burglaries to motor vehicles. The majority of these crimes appear to be occurring overnight and nearly all of the vehicles targeted have been […]


MCORE Project – Projects 1-3 to be Rebid

MCORE Project – Projects 1-3 to be Rebid Champaign-Urbana, Illinois –At the July 29 Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) bid letting (bid opening), the associated Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Projects had two contracts, one for Champaign and one for Urbana, on the letting. The Champaign contract included MCORE Project 2 (Green Street between Fourth Street […]


Traffic Signals on Generators Due to State Farm Center Electrical Work 8.20.16

Due to electrical work at the State Farm Center on Saturday, August 20, the traffic signals at the intersections of First Street and Fourth Street along Kirby Avenue will be placed on generator power from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The generator power, will allow the traffic signals to operate as normal. In the event […]


Foothill Drive Road Closure

In order to construct a new storm sewer, Duce Construction will close Foothill Drive between Lincolnshire Drive and Robert Drive. This work will start on Thursday, August 18 at 7 a.m. and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by 4 p.m. Monday, August 22. Local residents will be able to access to […]



City Improves Construction Permit and Development Web Presence

The City of Champaign’s Sunguard/Trakit Administration Group has worked recently with Sunguard Systems to update the Champaign Permits and Projects section of the City’s website. The new pages are more user friendly, have a more modern look, and are compatible with most modern web browsers. Previous layouts only worked well with Firefox. The Champaign Permits and Projects website continues to provide the public with easy, online access to construction permits, […]


2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award Recipients Selected

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards.  The award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign, with a 5:45 p.m. reception, and a 6:30 […]