City of Champaign News

2016 Sewer Lining Contract

Hoerr Construction will be lining a backyard sanitary sewer as part of the 2016 Sewer Lining Contract on Friday, July 22, 2016. Sewer lining rehabilitates existing sewers to a like-new condition. Traffic will be restricted to one lane on Green Street and John Street between Willis and Highland Avenue. All work is dependent on weather […]


Wright Street Lane Closure

In order to install a sign at 608 East University Avenue (Latitude), Ace Sign Co. will be closing the southbound lane of Wright Street between Park Street and University Avenue. The lane closure will occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Southbound traffic […]


Tamarack Drive – 2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project

As part of the City’s 2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the concrete pavement on Tamarack Drive from Winchester Drive to Rebecca Drive is being rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Feutz Contractors, will continue working; weather permitting, Monday, July 18, 2016. Beginning Monday July 18, 2016, Tamarack Drive will become a one lane, one-way […]


2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project

2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project William Street, Holiday Drive, Stonegate Drive, and Tamarack Drive Feutz has completed all of the concrete work on William Street from Mattis Avenue to Crescent Drive; on Stonegate Drive from Mattis Avenue to Holiday Drive; and on Holiday Drive from William Street to south of Stonegate Drive. On June 21, […]


June Service Requests

June Service Requests Citizens and City staff submitted 393 total requests during June 2016. This was a 35% increase from May’s 290 calls. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 34 (9%) issues. The Sewer Section responded to 50 (13%) sewer-related […]



Mattis Avenue Bridge Project Update

Mattis Avenue Bridget Project Update The 2016 Bridge Maintenance Project was designed to rehabilitate the bridge over the Phinney Branch. The structure was built in 1977 and widened in 1986. The asphalt wearing surface has not been replaced since 1986. The current condition of the bituminous wearing surface is poor, containing surface defects, deformations, and […]


July 19, 2016 Regular Council Meeting & Post-Council Study Session

The City Council agendas for the July 19, 2016 Regular Council 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 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and […]


Champaign Police Make Arrests in Bailey-Cox Murder Investigation

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On June 12, 2016 at approximately 8:07 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of McKinley St. & Francis Dr, after receiving a report of an injured woman lying on a sidewalk, along with simultaneous reports of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located 30-year-old Erica Bailey-Cox, who had sustained a […]


2016 Pavement Marking Project

Varsity Striping will begin work on the 2016 Pavement Marking Project on Monday, July 18. The project will include both the removal of old markings and the installation of new markings on various streets within the City of Champaign. Work is expected to last through the fall and should be completed by November 1. This […]