City of Champaign News

Call for Nominations – 2017 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration Awards

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 16th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration.  Awardees will be honored Friday, January 13, 2017, at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign at 4:00 p.m. Individuals and Organizations can be nominated […]


Halloween Safety Tips

Happy Halloween 2016!    The 2016 trick-or-treat hours for Champaign-Urbana will be observed Monday October 31, from 6PM – 8PM.  The Champaign Police Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer the following Halloween safety tips if your child will participate in trick-or-treating.   Click HERE for a printable Safety Tips Flyer.   Swords, […]


Randolph Street Road Closure

In order to complete repairs to the railroad crossing across Randolph Street, Norfolk Southern Railroad will be closing Randolph Street north of Maple Street to the railroad tracks. The closure will begin on Thursday, October 27 at approximately 8 a.m. and will reopen on Friday, October 28, 2016.


Residential Fire – 903 Ada Drive

Champaign, IL – The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 903 Ada Drive, Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 8:51 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the front of the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]


Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch from a gas main repair, Ameren Illinois and Shaw Brothers have closed a northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Balboa Road and Kirby Avenue. The lane closure began on Thursday, October 20 and will reopen on Thursday, October 27, 2016. During the closure, northbound traffic will be reduced […]


Fire Recruitment Meeting Gets Warm Response

Approximately 25 community members attended the Probationary Firefighter Recruitment Information meeting held on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. – Noon at Fire Station 1. This informational meeting was open to anyone interested in a career as a City of Champaign firefighter and desired more information about the entry-level process. Presenters for the event were: […]


October 25, 2016 Special Regular Council Meeting and Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the October 25, 2016 Special Regular Council Meeting and Regular Study Session is 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 encouraged. […]


City Staff Offers Resources at disABILITY Resource Expo

On Saturday, October 15, the City of Champaign Community Relations Office and the Human Relations Commission partnered with the City of Urbana Human Relations Office and Urbana Human Relations Commission to host a resource table at the 10th Annual disABILITY Resource Expo, held at the Fluid Event Center in Champaign. The disABILITY Resource Expo is […]


Community Relations Staff Holds Presentations

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer, gave Human Rights Ordinance training to the Christian Women With Convictions (CWWC) reentry program at New Hope Church on Monday, October 17. The training was held in partnership with the Urbana Human Relations Officer. Presentation details focused on each city’s human rights ordinance and complaint process. Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer gave a CU […]


EXTENDED – Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

EXTENDED – PROSPECT AVENUE LANE CLOSURE DUE TO GAS LEAK Ameren continues to work on repairing a gas leak. The easternmost (northbound) lane of Prospect Avenue, just south of Kirby Avenue, will remain closed through tonight. Ameren is planning to reopen the lane in the morning of Friday, October 21. Please obey traffic controls when travelling […]