City of Champaign News

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to continue electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and University Avenue. The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016, through Thursday, July 14, 2016. Southbound traffic will be reduced […]



Public Engages with Library Director Finalists

On July 7, nearly fifty people filled Council Chambers to hear the Library Director finalists make presentations and answer questions about why they are best suited for the job.  The two finalists are Cynthia Fesemyer (Director, Columbus Public Library, Columbus, WI) and Donna Pittman (Interim Director and Development Director, Champaign Public Library). The event was televised […]



State Street Lane Closure

In order to connect sanitary and storm services at 213 W Green Street, Green Street Realty and Mayfield Construction will be closing one southbound lane of State Street between Green Street and John Street.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, July 11 and will reopen on Friday, July 22.  Southbound traffic will be reduced […]


Green Street Lane Closure

In order to construct new City sidewalk at 509 E Green Street, Broeren Russo and Mid-Illinois Concrete have closed the eastbound lane of Green Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street.  The lane closure began on Tuesday, July 5 and will reopen on Wednesday, July 13.  Eastbound traffic has been shifted into the center lane […]



Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

Pedestrian Crossing Improvements Near Christie Clinic Within the next few weeks, Christie Clinic will be making safety improvements to three of the pedestrians’ crossings near their Downtown Champaign location.  The three locations are:  crossing Walnut, just south of Logan Street; crossing Neil Street, just north of Clark Street; and crossing Randolph, just south of Clark […]


Meet the Champaign Public Library Director Finalists on July 7

  The Library Board of Trustees reminds the public of their opportunity to meet the candidates for the Library Director position at a special event on July 7, 2016. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Champaign City Building (102 N Neil St., Champaign). The community is invited to attend […]


Champaign Police Investigate Shooting – 1100 Block of N. Sixth St

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels |  troy.daniels@champaignil.gov  |  217-202-7355 Yesterday, at approximately 5:58 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1100 block of N. Sixth St. for a shots fired report.  Upon arrival, officers located a 15-year-old male from Rantoul, who sustained a serious gunshot wound and was transferred to an area hospital. It is unclear […]