City of Champaign News

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois will close a lane of Neil Street between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street.  The lane closure will begin on Wednesday, August 12 and will end on Tuesday, August 18.  One lane of northbound and one lane of southbound traffic will remain open throughout the work. Also, all […]



Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to patch pavement at a water main repair, Illinois American Water and Shaw Brothers will be closing one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue near the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Hessel Boulevard. The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, August 11 and will reopen on Friday, August 14. Southbound traffic will be reduced […]



2015 CUIHA Award Recipients Selected

Champaign, IL — The cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2015 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2015 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. The award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the I Hotel & Conference Center (1900 S. First Street, Champaign), with a 5:45 […]


University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform pavement restoration from Ameren Illinois work, Shaw Brothers will close a westbound lane of University Avenue between Third Street and Second Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, August 10, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, August 14, 2015. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Illinois American Water – Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to patch pavement at a water main repair, Illinois American Water and Shaw Brothers will be closing one eastbound lane of Bradley Avenue between Walnut Street and Champaign Street. The lane closure will begin onMonday, August 10, 2015 and will reopen on Friday, August 14, 2015. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one […]


Police Continue to Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

  PRESS CONFERENCE August 6, 2015 On August 6, 2015 a multi-jurisdictional press conference was held to share additional information with the public regarding the series of events that led to the officer-involved shooting on August 4, 2015 in Rantoul.  A recording of that press conference may be viewed HERE *********************************************************************************************************************************************** PRESS RELEASE August 5, 2015 […]


Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

For Immediate Release August 4, 2015 In the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 4, 2015, the Rantoul Police Department received information regarding a person who was a suspect in an armed robbery at the Rantoul Hardee’s Restaurant on Sunday, August 2, at approximately 10:40 PM. Security camera photos of the armed robbery were distributed […]


2015 Pavement Marking Project

Varsity Striping will begin work on the 2015 Pavement Marking Project on Monday, August 10.  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.   […]