City of Champaign News

Springfield Avenue Lane Closure

In order to facilitate tree work, the Public Works Department will close the westbound lane of Springfield Avenue between Kenwood Road and Duncan Road.  Westbound traffic will be routed through the center turn lane.  The closure will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 15.  Access to driveways will be maintained throughout the […]


Downtown Road Closures

Downtown Road Closures To accommodate the Pygmalion Food Festival being held in Downtown this weekend, the following roads and parking lots will be closed beginning at 5:00 a.m. Friday, September 16 and will reopen at 3:00 a.m. Sunday, September 18. Through traffic will not be allowed during the closure. – Main Street between Walnut Street […]


Champaign Police Labor Day Safety Campaign – Ticket Mobilization Results

Media Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon | 217-403-6934 | geoffrey.coon@champaignil.gov Over the Labor Day holiday, the Champaign Police Department participated in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and the Click It or Ticket traffic safety campaigns.  The local effort was part of a nationwide campaign in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois […]




Curtis Road Lane Closures

Curtis Road Lane Closures In order to construct a new intersection, Feutz Contractors will be closing one lane of traffic in each direction on Curtis Road between Interstate 57 and Staley Road. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times.  The work will begin on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 […]


John Street Lane Closures – Extended

In order to repair an asphalt street, the Public Works Department will close the eastbound lane of John Street between Chicago Avenue and Russell Street, and the westbound lane of John Street between Chicago Avenue and Edwin Street.  This work will continue on Monday, September 12 at 8:00 a.m. and is planned to be completed […]



City Manager’s Office Sees Online Update

On Tuesday, September 6, the City Manager’s Office webpages were reorganized and given a fresh new look.  This update includes pages for the Community Relations Office and the Communications Division/CGTV.  The redesign was completed as part of the City’s ongoing project to refresh its entire website.  In addition to being more pleasing to the eye, the pages are more mobile-friendly and provide […]


Police Seek to Identify Suspect Responsible for Two Armed Robberies

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man responsible for committing two recent armed robberies at area-gas stations.  In both incidents, the subject brandished a handgun to the store clerk and stole cash and cigarettes.  No injuries were reported. Seen in the images below, the suspect is described as […]