City of Champaign News

March 7, 2017 Regular Council Meeting

The City Council agenda for the March 7, 2017 Regular Council Meeting 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 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download […]


CGTV Televises Candidate Forum for Council Districts 2 and 5

On Wednesday, March 1, CGTV produced a live telecast of the candidate forum for council districts 2 and 5. The event was held in City Council Chambers to provide information to the public before the April 4 election. It was hosted and sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Champaign County, the NAACP of Champaign […]


Finance Department Hosts Two Day Conference

On February 9 & 10, the City of Champaign hosted a two-day conference of the Downstate Chapter of the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA), at the new Home2 Suites hotel. Molly Talkington, the City’s Financial Services Manager/Budget Officer and the Vice-President of Downstate IGFOA, contributed to conference planning and introduced all presenters. Finance Director […]


Green Street Road Closure (between First Street and Railroad Tracks)

On Monday, March 6, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) gets underway. The first phase of the project will close Green Street between First Street and the Canadian National Railroad tracks. Through traffic will not be allowed, but access to properties will be maintained via alternative routes. Businesses will remain open throughout construction. A map […]


Smoke Alarm Blitz – West Clark Street Neighborhood

The Champaign Fire Department has organized a “Smoke Alarm Blitz” in the neighborhood of a recent fire fatality. On Saturday, March 4, 2017, Fire Department crews will be going door-to-door in the 900 block of West Clark Street and the south side of the 900 block of West University Avenue offering to check smoke alarms. Crews will offer to […]


Visit Champaign County Sharing Use of Center City Kiosks

The five sidewalk kiosks located in Downtown, Midtown and Campustown will now display events promoted by Visit Champaign County (VCC).  VCC will utilize one side of each kiosk leaving the other side available for the Center City Map and promotion of other events in the Center City.  The use of the kiosks will still  be coordinated […]



City Council Webpages Get a New Look

On February 25, 2017, the newly redesigned City Council section of the website was launched to the public.  The new design features a colorful landing page with larger images and improved navigation bars and menus.  Implemented with a “responsive design”, the webpages also display better on a variety of screen sizes, including tablets and mobile […]


Residential Fire – 908 W. Clark Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 908 W. Clark Street, Friday, February 24, 2017, at 5:03 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke and fire coming from the first and second floors at the rear of the residence.  Suppression and rescue efforts began immediately. Emergency responders from the […]