City of Champaign News

Uninhabitable House

Uninhabitable House   On April 25, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete responded to a tenant inspection request to complete an inspection of a residence due to no hot water. During the inspection, Peete observed the following deficiencies which made the property unfit for habitation and resulted in a condemnation notice being issued: The bathroom did not […]


May 9, 2017 Regular City Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the May 9, 2017 Regular Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download the […]


City of Champaign to Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13

  The City of Champaign will proudly celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13 in several exciting ways.  A national event, Public Service Recognition Week honors the men and women who serve our country at the local, county, state, and federal level. The City will use this opportunity to honor our employees for their hard […]


Police Report on Distracted Driving Awareness Week Campaign

The Champaign Police Department and University of Illinois Police Department joined forces with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Illinois last week to bring attention to the dangers and consequences associated with distracted driving. During the week, police shared educational resources and issued the following enforcement warnings and citations to drivers: Violation Warnings […]


Community Relations Office Hosts Association Quarterly Meeting

CRO Hosts Quarterly Association Meeting The Community Relations Office hosted the Illinois Municipal Human Relations Association (IMHRA) quarterly meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.  The quarterly meeting attendees included the City of Springfield, City of Normal, City of Urbana, City of Danville, City of Peoria, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) personnel which included […]



Residential Fire – 25 Linden Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 25 Linden Drive, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1:46 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the eaves of a single-story home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Emergency responders from the Champaign Fire Department and Presence Pro Ambulance responded to a […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install new gas main and services, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lane: One northbound lane of Mattis Avenue between William Street and John Street (northbound traffic reduced to one lane). The lane closure will begin on Monday, May 8 and reopen on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.


Champaign Neighborhood Services Director Announces Resignation

Kevin Jackson, Neighborhood Services Director for the City of Champaign, has announced his resignation effective later this month.  Jackson will be leaving to assume a new position as Deputy City Manager for the City of Long Beach, California. Upon making his announcement, Jackson said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to work for such an […]


2017 Slurry Seal Project

On Wednesday, May 10, weather permitting, Microsurfacing Contractors, LLC will begin slurry sealing the oil and chip type streets in the north one-third of Champaign (see attached map). The residential streets will be closed for about four hours until the slurry is cured. Heavily traveled streets and streets with businesses will have one lane open […]