City of Champaign News

Police Arrest Wanted Subject in May 23 Shooting

Police Arrest Wanted Subject in May 23 Shooting On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Champaign Police Detectives, along with the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested Diego R. Christmon in the 2000 block of North Mattis Ave. in Champaign. Christmon is a 25-year-old male from Champaign who was wanted for […]


Country Fair Drive Lane Closure (Emergency Pavement Repairs)

In order to repair pavement failures, Feutz Contractors closed the southbound lane of Country Fair Drive between Bradley Avenue and Camp Drive today to complete concrete cutting.  Feutz will complete the work by laying rebar and new concrete on Thursday, June 18, which will require an additional closure of the southbound lane. Flaggers will be […]


Arrest Made in Bank Robbery Investigation

Arrest Made in Bank Robbery Investigation On June 5, 2015 at approximately 9:17AM, Champaign Police responded to the First Financial Bank located at 1611 S. Prospect Avenue for a reported bank robbery. Upon arrival, Champaign Police determined an unknown suspect had entered the bank, produced a note demanding money, and fled the bank with an […]



Curtis Road Lane Closure

In order to perform a gas repair near the intersection of Curtis Road and Cherry Hills Drive, A&R Services have closed a westbound lane of Curtis Road between Cherry Hills Drive and Marjorie Lane. The lane closure began on Monday, June 15, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, June 19, 2015, weather permitting. Westbound traffic […]


Mattis Avenue Street Construction

The City of Champaign has awarded a contract to Stark Excavating of Bloomington, Illinois. This work will reconstruct Mattis Avenue from south of Curtis Road to south of Congressional Way. Mattis Avenue will be closed to all traffic during construction. Motorists are directed to follow the detour route around the project. Access to Carle Clinic […]


Hollycrest Drive Closure

As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, it will be necessary to close Hollycrest Drive at 1105 Hollycrest Drive. The closure will begin Monday, June 15 at 7 a.m. and will last until approximately 6 p.m. on June 15, 2015, weather permitting. Emergency vehicles may approach the closure from either the north […]


Russell Street Closure

In order to perform new storm sewer installations, Duce Construction will close Russell Street on both sides of Green Street.  Local traffic on Russell Street will be able to access Russell Street from Healey Street to the north and John Street from the south.  Green Street will remain open to traffic and will not be […]



Springfield Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform storm sewer repairs, Duce Construction will close one westbound lane of Springfield Avenue between State Street and Prairie Street.  This will result in westbound through traffic being shifted into the center lane of Springfield Avenue around a short construction work zone.  Eastbound traffic on Springfield Avenue will not be impacted by […]