City of Champaign News

During the month of February, the News Gazette ran their annual “Design An Ad” contest. In this contest, the News Gazette works with local schools to involve kids in the design of an ad for a local business. From the ads designed for them, the businesses then select the ads that will run in a…
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The City of Champaign continues to conduct executive level recruitments for the positions of Human Resources Director and Fire Chief. After nationwide searches, interviews for both positions will take place the week of April 7, 2014. Human Resources Director candidates to be interviewed on April 7, 2014 are: James Gallaher is currently Assistant Vice President/Chief…
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The City of Champaign is once again participating in Money Smart Week for Eastern Illinois. This event offers over 80 local educational classes, seminars and activities regarding financial management, retirement, money scams, protecting your credit to name a few. The events will take place in Champaign and surround areas during the week of April 5-12, 2014….
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In order to repair pavement failures, Feutz Contractors will be closing a section of Robert Drive between Devonshire Drive and Canterbury Court. The closure will begin on Friday, April 4, 2014, and will reopen on Friday, April 11, 2014. No through traffic will be allowed in the construction area. Properties with driveway access off of…
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In order to repair pavement failures, Feutz Contractors will be closing the eastbound lane of Harrington Drive between O’Donnell Drive and Robert Drive. The closure will begin on Thursday, April 3, 2014, and will reopen on Monday, April 7, 2014. No westbound traffic will be allowed in the construction area. Properties with driveways off of…
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The latest episode of Champaign Connection debuts April 1st and runs thru the end of May 2014. Administrative Services Supervisor Kris Koester shares how the long, harsh winter was responsible for this spring’s bumper crop of potholes.  See how a pothole is created, and how a new app makes them easy to report to Public…
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Congratulations to Champaign Police Officer, Ed Wachala, for being selected as the “2013 Officer of the Year.” Officer Wachala was selected by a committee of his peers for exemplifying the values of Service with Pride. Officer Wachala is assigned as the School Resource Officer for Centennial High School; however, he does much more for the Champaign Community…
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Ameren Illinois will be working on relocating the gas main on Russell Street between Church Street and Washington Avenue in preparation for the City of Champaign’s Washington Street drainage project later this year. Russell Street will be down to one lane traffic during business hours today through Tuesday, April 1st. The entire street will be…
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