City of Champaign News

Clark Street Road Closure

Champaign – In order to repair a leaking water service, A&R Services have closed Clark Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street.  The closure began on Tuesday, December 20 and will reopen on Thursday, December 22, 2016, weather permitting.  Through traffic is not allowed in the area, but access to local properties will be maintained.


Champaign County First Springfield Trip

Champaign County First Springfield Trip On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 representatives of the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, Village of Mahomet, Village of St. Joseph, Champaign County, Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, and Champaign County Economic Development Corporation traveled together to Springfield to advocate for a number of priority projects to […]


New Speed Limits on Kirby and Bradley Overpasses

New Speed Limits on Kirby and Bradley Overpasses Two new Traffic Control Orders were recently approved by the City Manager and will soon be implemented.  The first order will reduce the posted speed limit along Kirby Avenue, between Staley Road and Duncan Road, to 35 mph.  A similar change will be made along Bradley Avenue, […]


Apartment Building Fire – 611 S. State Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 611 S. State Street, Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 8:52 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the apartment building.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Fifteen (15) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately thirty-five (35) emergency response personnel responded to this […]


Keep Champaign Beautiful Committee Conducts Annual Litter Index

Members of Keep Champaign Beautiful, a sub-committee of the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board, conducted the 2016 Litter Index on October 28.  The litter index is one of the annual requirements to maintain affiliation with Keep America Beautiful.  This is the third year the Keep Champaign Beautiful Committee has performed a litter index in Champaign. The […]


Champaign City Government 101 Academy

Neighborhood Coordination staff wrapped up the second year of the Champaign City Government 101 Academy with a reception and graduation ceremony on December 6. During the 2016 Champaign City Government 101 Academy, 35 students preregistered to participate and 21 of the students completed the necessary requirements to graduate from the Academy. Requirements for graduation included attending […]



CGTV Produces Winter Messages and Holiday Greetings

The Communications Division worked with the Communications Advisory Committee to produce several new winter messages and holiday greetings from a number of City departments, including: City Council, City Manager’s Office, Public Works Department, Fire Department, Neighborhood Services Department, and – for the first time – METCAD 9-1-1. The greetings include a public service announcement and […]


Champaign Finance Director Announces Retirement

Richard Schnuer, Finance Director for the City of Champaign, has announced his plans to retire effective March 3, 2017. Upon making his announcement, Schnuer said, “I am honored to have had such a long and meaningful career of public service to the residents of the City of Champaign.  I am proud to have helped implement […]


Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Domestic Shooting Incident – 500 Block of N. James St.

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   On December 14, 2016, at approximately 6:08 PM, Champaign Police were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of N. James St. after receiving report of a gunshot victim at this location. Upon arrival, officers located a 24-year-old female with an apparent life-threatening gunshot wound to the back.  Medical […]