City of Champaign News


COPS Cycle to Honor, Remember and Support Fallen Officers & Their Families in 13th Annual Cycle Across Illinois, July 13 – 16

Officers from the Champaign and University of Illinois Police Department are gearing up this week to take part in the 13th Annual C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) “Cycle Across Illinois” event – a charity ride that recognizes fallen police officers and raises funds to assist families during their healing process.   Officers David McLearin, Stephen […]


2017 Sewer Lining

DMA / Mid – America, a sub-contractor for Insituform Technologies LLC will continue to perform pre-cleaning and televising for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract throughout the City of Champaign beginning July 10, 2017. Insituform Technologies LLC will begin the lining process throughout the City of Champaign on Monday July 17, 2017 at 7 a.m. Sewer […]


Church Street Lane Closure

CHURCH STREET LANE CLOSURE In order to repair a leaking water valve, Illinois American Water Company will be closing a lane of Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street. During the closure, an eastbound and a westbound lane of Church Street will be maintained and will shift around the repair. The work will begin […]


MCORE Project Work to Resume

On July 6, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) informed the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) partner agencies that the recent State of Illinois budget approval provided appropriations for work to resume on “state-let” projects. MCORE is a “state-let” project because the federal TIGER grant funding is directed to IDOT, who then becomes the contracting […]


Southmoor Drive Closure

As part of the City’s 2017 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the pavement on Southmoor Drive from Rebecca Drive to Brett Drive is being reconstructed. The City’s contractor for the project, Otto Baum Company, will continue work beginning Monday, July 10, 2017, weather permitting. Beginning Monday, July 10, Southmoor Drive will be closed from the east […]


July 11, 2017 Special Regular City Council Meeting and Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the July 11, 2017 Special Regular Meeting and 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 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. […]


Planning Staff Attends Ameren Act on Energy Symposium

Lacey Rains Lowe, Senior Planner in the Planning and Development Department, attended the 2017 Ameren Act On Energy Symposium in Springfield, IL to learn about changes to Ameren’s energy efficiency programs.  The symposium was very informative.  Sessions included information on Senate Bill 2814, known as the Future Energy Jobs Bill, which took effect this June.  […]


Planning Process Begins for Future Plaza

Members of the consulting firm MKSK joined Planning and Development Department staff for a series of on-site meetings to begin the planning process for the future downtown plaza.  MKSK project managers Eric Lucas and Aaron Kowalski joined the project team and other staff members for an initial discussion of issues and opportunities impacting the space.  […]