City of Champaign News

Nuisance Violations Abated

While conducting systematic inspections, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete observed a property with numerous code deficiencies, including unlicensed, inoperable vehicles and an excessive amount of trash and debris. Peete issued a 10-day Notice to Abate with a reinspection date scheduled for March 28.  Peete reinspected the property and found that the violations were still pending […]




Public Invited to Celebrate Seventh Annual STAR Awards on April 21

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department and Neighborhood Services Advisory Board invite the public to the seventh annual STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Awards ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m. on April 21, 2016. The celebration will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 S Neil St, Champaign) and is free and open to […]


The big 5­-0! That’s right, Champaign Connection Celebrates a Special 50th Episode

On this special 50th episode of Champaign Connection, we broke out of the studio to visit the beautiful Boneyard Creek Second Street Reach where we learned about the City’s many successful stormwater management projects, and what new stormwater projects are on the horizon.  Then it was back to the studio where we learned about the many tools the […]


Zone Champaign Developer Focus Group

On March 30, the Planning and Development Department met with a focus group of the development community assembled by the offices of Meyer Capel in Champaign. The Department presented the final proposed standards for the Zoning Ordinance amendments known as “Zone Champaign.” These amendments will update the standards used to regulate development in Downtown, Midtown, […]


Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Incident

On March 30, 2016 at approximately 5:01 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of Mattis North Apartments, located at 2000 N. Mattis Ave. in Champaign after receiving multiple calls of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located a 31 year-old male subject that sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Carle Hospital with […]



Interstate Drive and Town Center Boulevard Lane Closures

In order to install pavement expansion joints, Feutz Contractors will be closing lanes of traffic on Interstate Drive between Boardwalk Drive and Toalson Lane; and lanes of traffic on Town Center Boulevard between Prospect Avenue and Ryder Lane. The closure will begin on Tuesday, April 5 at 10:00 p.m. and will reopen at 7:00 a.m. […]


April 5, 2016 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session

The City Council agendas for the April 5, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and […]