City of Champaign News



New Private Street Unveiling – Learning Lane

On Friday, May 29 at 9:15 am, Barkstall School staff, students and a variety of community members will gather for the unveiling of a new private street name of Learning Lane. Learning Lane is the private street that connects Curtis Road with Hallbeck Drive. The Planning and Public Works Departments combined efforts with Barkstall School […]


IDOT to Begin Roadwork Over I-57

Beginning Monday, June 1st, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will complete repairs to the Kirby Avenue and Bradley Avenue bridges over Interstate 57. The Kirby Avenue/I-57 bridge project will replace a portion of a bridge fascia beam. One lane of Kirby Avenue will be closed and temporary traffic signals will be used for traffic control. One […]


Wellness Spring Fling & Community Resource Fair

The CommUnity Matters team partnered with Neighborhood Programs Division staff to host the 2015 Wellness Spring Fling on May 18th at Garden Hills Elementary School. Numerous vendors were on hand to provide valuable information to nearly 100 Unit 4 families and community members. The CUperStars provided live entertainment showcasing the talents of local youth. There […]


Holts Drive Lane Closure

In order to perform sanitary sewer repairs, Duce Construction will close the westbound lane of Holts Drive midblock between Fourth Street and Phillips Drive.  During repair, both lanes may be closed at times.  Residents will be able to access their driveways from Fourth Street.  The closure will begin immediately on Thursday, May 28, and is […]


UPDATE: Champaign Police Make an Arrest in Reported Shooting

  Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us | 217-403-7030 UPDATE:  Champaign Police Make an Arrest in Reported Shooting On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at approximately 5:00 PM, Champaign Police responded to Carle Hospital to investigate a shooting that occurred at an undetermined location in Champaign.  The victim, a 38-year-old female, remains hospitalized in serious condition. On Wednesday, May 27, […]


University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform storm sewer repairs, Duce Construction will close one westbound lane of University Avenue between State Street and Randolph Street.  This will result in westbound University Avenue traffic being merged into a single lane through the construction work zone.  This work will begin on Monday, June 1, and is planned to be […]


Champaign Police Investigate Reported Shooting

  Contact:  Lt. Robert Rea | robert.rea@ci.champaign.il.us | 217-403-6908 Champaign Police Investigate Reported Shooting On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at approximately 5:00 PM, Champaign Police responded to Carle Hospital to investigate a shooting that occurred at an undetermined location in Champaign. The victim, a 38-year-old female, is being treated for injuries. At this time officers […]


Champaign Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Incident

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Incident On May 23, 2015 at approximately 7:11PM, Champaign Police responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Hedge Road for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim that had sustained multiple gun shot wounds. The victim was transported to […]