City of Champaign News

State Street Lane Closure

In order to repair a water main leak for Illinois American Water, Cross Construction has closed one southbound lane of State Street between White Street and Clark Street. The lane closure will reopen on Monday, December 7, 2015. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.



University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to facilitate exterior work at 508 and 608 East University Avenue (Latitude Project), Whittenberg Construction will close a westbound lane of University Avenue between Wright Street and Fifth Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, December 7, 2015, and will end on January 29, 2016. The lane will be reopened on weekends, […]


Police Make Arrest in Recent Commercial Burglaries

  For Immediate Release December 1, 2015                                                          Contact:  Lt. Jim Clark 217-403-7040                                 jim.clark@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Make Arrest in Recent Commercial Burglaries On […]


Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery at First Midwest Bank

  For Immediate Release November 30, 2015                                                          Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-621-4647                                    david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery (First […]


Mayor Feinen to Attend Harvard Conference for Newly Elected Mayors

Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen will join mayors from cities across the country for Harvard Institute of Politics’ (IOP) upcoming Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors in early December.  Every two years, the IOP hosts the country’s preeminent ‎educational and preparatory program for new U.S. mayors. Newly elected mayors from prominent cities […]



December Parking Promotion in the Hill Street Parking Deck

During the month of December, the City of Champaign will offer free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck as a thank you for patronizing Downtown businesses. People who spend $5.00 or more at any Downtown business or restaurant are eligible for one free visit in the parking deck, up to four hours on the […]


Residential Fire – 1416 Winding Lane

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1416 Winding Lane, Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 2:13 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke visible, coming from the front door. Rescue operations began immediately. Once rescue operations were complete, crews quickly extinguished the fire. Eleven pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately 28 emergency response […]


Employee Awards and Service Recognition Luncheon

On November 18, 2015, the City held its annual Employee Award and Service Recognition Luncheon at the Round Barn Banquet Center.  This year, more than 250 people, including City Council members, employees, and family members, attended the event. Employee Awards The employee awards recognize employees who exhibit exemplary commitment toward the pursuit of the City’s […]