City of Champaign News

Chester Street Construction Work to Affect Traffic

CHESTER STREET CONSTRUCTION WORK TO AFFECT TRAFFIC (BETWEEN WALNUT ST. AND NEIL ST.) On Thursday, November 2, 2017, beginning at 8:30a.m., PEMCO Service Company will be replacing the monitoring well lid for an underground storage tank in the 10-east block of Chester Street, near the City Building. To complete this work, PEMCO will saw cut […]


Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration to be held on January 12, 2018

The 2018 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Countywide Celebration will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. This annual event is being held at the Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Avenue, in Urbana. As always, this event is free and open to the public and will feature a presentation of awards and […]



Police Investigate Weapon Discharge Following CPD Officer Response to Assault and Robbery

This morning, at approximately 5:41 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1300 Block of Hanover Drive for a reported robbery. According to the victim, she and a group of acquaintances were hanging out together when the acquaintances physically assaulted and robbed her of an undetermined amount of currency. Upon arrival, police interviewed the victim, who identified […]



New Bicycle Repair Station in Downtown

New Bicycle Repair Station in Downtown Public Works staff recently upgraded the bicycle repair station located in the Hill Street Parking Deck. The new station  includes all the necessary tools to perform most routine maintenance and adjustments on most bikes. All the tools are securely fastened with stainless steel cables. Also a heavy-duty air pump […]


Human Relations Commissioners Attend Expungement Summit

Champaign’s Human Relations Commissioners attended the Expungement and Record Sealing Summit at Stone Creek Church in Urbana on October 21, 2017. During this event, a Resource and Job Fair was also available to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Commissioners provided information about Champaign’s Human Rights Ordinance. 170 individuals attended the Summit and […]


Police Showcase Commemorative Squad Car Honoring Fallen Officer, Robert L. Tatman

The Champaign Police Department has added a new vehicle to its fleet that honors fallen Champaign Police Officer Robert L. Tatman #80, who was killed in the line of duty on November 25, 1967. The commemorative vehicle reflects the color scheme and door decals of the 1967 squad car that Tatman drove, and is one […]


City of Champaign Announces Neighborhood Services Director Appointment

Champaign City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that Kerri Wiman, currently the City’s Neighborhood Programs Manager, has been promoted to the position of Neighborhood Services Director effective November 6, 2017. Ms. Wiman has served in the City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department for nearly 18 years. She was hired as the City’s Housing Program […]


McKinley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair brick pavement failures, A&R will be closing the northbound lane of McKinley Avenue between Church Street and Park Avenue.  Repair work will begin on Thursday, October 26, weather permitting.  Northbound traffic will not be allowed on the block, however southbound traffic will not be affected.