City of Champaign News

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install fiber optic utility, Metro Communications will close one eastbound lane of University Avenue between State Street and Randolph Street. The lane closure will begin on Thursday, May 18 and will reopen on Friday, May 19, 2017. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane during the closure.

Champaign Police Kick-Off National Police Week with Historical Display

In honor of National Police Week, the Champaign Police Department has transformed one of its spaces into a history museum, displaying artifacts and documents that showcase the progress of the Department since its establishment in 1860.   Among the antiques on display: the first City Building police blotter desk from 1889; an original police officer’s […]

Champaign Employees Give Back: Volunteer on Community Service Project

City of Champaign employees volunteered their time for a good cause on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  The culminating event in the City’s celebration of National Public Service Recognition Week, City staff and their families helped clean up litter around the detention pond in the Ashland Park subdivision.  For three years running, this area has been […]

Police Investigate Stabbing Incident – 1200 Block of N. Walnut

Today, at approximately 12:20 PM, Champaign Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1200 Block of N. Walnut Street after receiving report of an apparent stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 33-year-old female with multiple stab wounds to her hands and torso.  The victim was rushed to an area hospital, where she remains in […]

Keep Illinois Beautiful Holds Annual Meeting

The Keep Illinois Beautiful annual meeting was held in Springfield on Wednesday, May 3. Thirteen Keep America Beautiful certified affiliate communities from Illinois were represented at the meeting. Code Compliance Manager David Oliver and Associate Planner Tina-Marie Ansong attended from Champaign. Barbara Runyon, Neighborhood Coordinator from the Village of Rantoul, also attended as a guest. […]

Federal Budget Passes, HUD Grants Await Details

Congress passed an Omnibus spending bill last week and now the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), along with other federal agencies, awaits their allocation from the Office of Management and Budget. Once HUD has their overall budget, they can notify grantees of their allocation amount and send grant agreement letters for grants like […]

West Clark Park Group Holds Kickoff Meeting

Neighborhood Coordination Staff attended the kickoff meeting for the West Clark Park neighborhood group, held at Dr. Howard Elementary School on May 2. The boundaries for the newly formed group are as follows: University Street on north, West Clark on the south, Elmwood on the west, and Willis on the east. The group began the […]

Staff to Watch Trash for Clean Commencement

The City of Champaign will be increasing enforcement in the University District beginning Monday, May 8, in preparation for University of Illinois commencement exercises. Each spring, Code Compliance inspectors are in the campus area daily to observe nuisance conditions, including overgrown vegetation, overflowing dumpsters, and dumpsters that have been previously emptied but left an overflow […]

Birch Street Road Closure

In order to place a crane and replace equipment at 1417 S. Neil Street, Design-Air Heating & Air Conditioning will close Birch Street between State Street and Frederick Street. The closure begins on Monday, May 15 and reopens on Tuesday, May 16. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area.  Access to local properties […]