City of Champaign News

“Back to School” Traffic Safety Reminders

As students return to school, the Champaign Police Department reminds motorists and pedestrians of safe transportation practices and to observe applicable laws near school zones. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, on average, 17 school-aged children die in school transportation-related crashes each year.  To help ensure that kids arrive to and from school […]




Champaign Fire Department Awarded $1.3 Million SAFER Grant

The City of Champaign is proud to announce the Champaign Fire Department has been awarded a $1,322,828 SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant from the US Department of Homeland Security. Acceptance of the grant funds must first be approved by the City Council, and would be used to hire six additional firefighters […]



Champaign Recognized for Efforts to Strengthen Police-Community Relationships

On August 10, 2016, the United States Conference of Mayors issued a report recognizing the commitment that communities from across the country have made to strengthen police-community relations. The City of Champaign is one of 49 cities highlighted in the report, which shines a light on progressive cities who are working to foster community conversations on […]


State Street Lane Closure

In order perform storm sewer repairs, Duce Construction will close one lane of State Street between White Street and Springfield Avenue. State Street will be reduced to a single southbound lane through the work zone. This work will start on Tuesday, August 9 at 7 a.m. and is planned to be completed and reopened to […]



New Episode of Champaign Connection

The newest episode of The Champaign Connection is now available for viewing on CGTV and for streaming online. In this episode, learn about a new online tool that is designed to help entrepreneurs with all the resources they may need to build or grow their small business. Senior Planner T.J. Blakeman explains how the new […]


First Street Lane Closure (Extended)

In order to install a fire service at 116 N First Street, DUCE Construction has closed a lane of First Street between Park Street and University Avenue. The lane closure began on Monday, August 1, 2016 and has been extended to Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Lanes will shift in the area in order to maintain […]