City of Champaign News


Theodore Drive Street Closure

As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project it will be necessary to close Theodore Drive on the east side of Mayfair Road. Theodore Drive will remain open west of Mayfair Drive.Weather permitting, the closure will begin Monday, July 27 at 7 a.m. and will last until July 31, 2015. Emergency vehicles may […]



Fire Department Responds to a Working Fire on Sheffield Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 1603 Sheffield Road on July 23, 2015 at 3:47 a.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames emanating from the roof and garage of the structure. Also upon arrival, fire crews found the occupants outside the structure awoken by the smoke […]


Champaign Residents Saved by Working Smoke Alarms

Over the last two nights, residents in the City of Champaign were awoken when their smoke alarms activated and indicated smoke and fire in the residence. After being awoken by the sounding smoke alarms, the residents found working fires and called 9-1-1 before evacuating the home. Commenting on the two incidents, Champaign Fire Chief Gary […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closures (between Duncan Road and I-57 Overpass)

The Champaign Township Highway Department has announced that starting Friday, July 24, 2015, weather permitting, their contractor, Open Road Paving, will begin asphalt milling and paving operations on Kirby Avenue between Duncan Road and Interstate 57. The pavement surface milling operations will require intermittent lane closures with construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone. […]


Fire Department Responds to a Working Fire

  Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 609 Corey Lane on July 22, 2015 at 3:14 a.m.  Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames emanating from the roof and South side of the structure. Fire crews deployed a single-hand line into the structure in an attempt to extinguish the […]



Healey Street and Edwin Street Intersection Closure

In order to perform ramp replacements and pavement repairs, the Public Works Department will be closing the intersection of Healey Street and Edwin Street.  The closure will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22.  The work is expected to last approximately two weeks, weather permitting.  No through traffic will be permitted, so please plan […]


Champaign Fire Department Welcomes Pink Heals

  The Champaign Fire Department is excited to announce that tomorrow, July 21, 2015, the Pink Heals non-profit organization will visit Champaign as part of their cross-country road trip promoting awareness of women’s issues. The Champaign Fire Department is partnering with them on several activities throughout the day. The Pink Heals organization is known for their unique pink fire engines, turnout […]