City of Champaign News

Washington Street Bridge Project

In order to complete bridge repairs, Stark Excavating Inc. will close Washington Street between First Street and Second Street. The work will begin on October 26, 2015, and is expected to be completed by November 30, 2015, weather permitting. Please avoid the area during the closure of Washington Street. The City of Champaign would like […]


For Immediate Release October 22, 2015                                               Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-621-4647   POLICE INVESTIGATE HOME INVASION Last night, at approximately 9:48PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Mayfair Rd. for a shots fired report. Upon arrival, […]

Dangerous Tree Referrals

On October 1,Kim Burnett, Environmental Inspector received a referral from Andrew Lamoreux, Forestry Supervisor regarding dead honey locusts trees at two locations on private property which posed hazards to pedestrians and vehicle traffic. Burnett investigated both locations and issued a Notice to Abate on October 2 to both property owners to abate the hazardous conditions […]

Green Apple Day of Service

The GREEN APPLE DAY OF MULCHING at Garden Hills Elementary on Saturday, October 17 was a big success! Volunteers from the City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department, Champaign Park District, Unit 4 Schools/Garden Hills Elementary & BLDD Architects participated in the final phase of the Day of Service, in spite of brisk conditions. The volunteer […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident

For Immediate Release October 19, 2015                                                   Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-621-4647   Champaign Police Investigate Shooting Incident At approximately 5:32PM this evening, Champaign Police responded to the 600 Block of W. Beardsley Ave. for a […]

*EXTENDED* University Avenue Lane Closures between Wright and Fifth Streets

In order to install water services at 508 and 608 East University Avenue (Latitude project), A&R Services has closed both westbound lanes of University Avenue between Wright Street and Fifth Street. The closure began on Monday, October 12, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, October 23, 2015 by noon. Westbound traffic will be reduced to […]

Fire Department Responds to a Field on Fire

The Champaign Fire Department responded to the report of a field on fire east of the 2500 block of Applewood Road. Upon arrival, fire crews found a rapidly spreading field fire, encroaching on nearby residences. Fire crews deployed hand lines in an attempt to get the fire under control and protect the homes. Additional resources […]

Color Run 5-K – Street Closures

For Immediate Release October 14, 2015                                                            Contact:  Sgt Joe Ketchem 217-403-6981 Color Run 5-K – Street Closures The Color Run will be making a stop in Champaign on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The race will have an […]

Road Closure Update – 800 Block of West Clark Street

Duce Construction has closed Clark Street between Prospect Avenue and New Street to through traffic in order to make a sanitary sewer repair.  Traffic will not be allowed through this construction zone.  Residents in the construction area will still have access to their driveways from New Street.   Construction began at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, […]