City of Champaign News


February 6, 2018 Regular City Council Meeting and Post-Council Study Session

The City Council agendas for the February 6, 2018 Regular Meeting and Post-Council Study Session are 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. […]


Church Street Lane Closures

In order to perform tree work, the Public Works Department will close the following lanes: • One lane of Church Street between Willis Avenue and McKinley Avenue. • One lane of Church Street between Draper Avenue and Fair Street. This work is planned to begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 1 and is planned […]


Champaign Receives Tree City USA Designation for 33rd Year

Champaign Receives Tree City USA Designation for 33rd Year The City of Champaign has been designated as a Tree City USA for 2017. The City has received this designation, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, the USDA Urban and Community Forestry Program, and  the National Association of State […]


City Receives Payment from Kraft Foods

On January 23, the City received a check for $209,720 from Kraft Foods. This check represents one in a series of annual payments that Kraft was obligated to make as the result of the settlement of a 1987 annexation lawsuit. The City negotiated the settlement for a continuing escalating payment (1.5% each year) based upon […]


Fire Investigation Complete – 102 N State Street

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a two-alarm fire at 102 N State Street, Champaign, (Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church) on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 4:49 p.m. Fire investigators have completed their investigation and classified this fire as accidental. Investigators worked late into the evening on Tuesday, January 23, performing a scene examination and reconstructing pre-fire conditions. […]


City Building Display Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated across the nation every February, and the City’s Community Relations Office has put together a display in the City Building’s atrium to highlight some of the many historical achievements of prominent African Americans. Members of the public are encouraged to stop by and check out the display.  The City Building is […]


Police Investigate Shooting in 800 Block of N. Willis, Seek Community Assistance

Last night, at approximately 8:58 PM, Champaign Police were dispatched to Harvard & McKinley Ave., in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, police were directed to an 18-year-old female victim who was suffering from a serious gunshot wound. Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim had gone to a nearby residence in the 800 Block of […]



Market Street Lane Width Reduction

In order to construct storm sewer repairs, the City of Champaign will narrow one northbound lane of Market Street at the intersection of Bellefontaine Street.  Market Street and Bellefontaine Street traffic will both remain open through a short construction work zone.  Work is planned to begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25 and be […]