City of Champaign News

Champaign Police Department Entryway Gets an Update

The Public Works Concrete Section recently replaced the badly deteriorated brick entryway at the Champaign Police Department which had become unsightly and dangerous. The bricks had become a tripping hazard to the public as well as CPD personnel. The bricks were removed and a new concrete surface was formed in its place.  The front entrance had to […]


2016 Infrastructure Maintenance Project

The 2016 Infrastructure Maintenance Project started the first week of May. Schomburg & Schomburg from Danville is the contractor.  The project consists of three parts: Brick Street Rehabilitation (McKinley Avenue from Washington Street to Church Street); Alley Maintenance (the alley bounded by First Street, Locust Street, Green Street, and John Street); and Traffic Signal Upgrades […]


2016 Annual Asphalt Overlay Project

Work continues on the City’s 2016 Annual Asphalt Overly Project.  Patching work on Prospect Avenue from Devonshire Drive to Ventura Road is complete.  Milling and paving is scheduled to start June 21. Beginning June 13, curb and sidewalk ramp work will start on Bloomington Road between Prospect Avenue and Bradley Avenue. There will be intermittent […]


Registration Open for Champaign City Government 101 Academy

Media Contact: Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin | 217-403-7070 | John.Ruffin@champaignil.gov The City of Champaign is proud to again offer an exciting opportunity for residents to learn about the inner-workings of local government. The Champaign City Government 101 Academy will educate the public about the organization and operations of the City of Champaign and promote civic engagement.  The […]


City Officials Provide Apartment Building Fire Update and Encourage Fireworks Safety

Media Contact: Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith | 217-403-7212, 840-9434 | randy.smith@champaignil.gov The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2411 N. Neil Street, May 30, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.  The fire caused heavy damage to the apartment building.  Residents of the ten (10) occupied apartments were forced from their homes and have been unable to return. […]


Commercial Permits

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer/Business 212 E Green $22,000,000.00 06-06-2016 Larson Company 810 W Springfield 489,057.00 06-08-2016 Manpower c/o Wilberg, Beverly 2037 S Neil 687,000.00 06-08-2016 WCT Properties, Inc.



Press Release – Temporary Road Closure I-74 (on behalf of IDOT)

The City of Champaign is sharing this emergency press release on behalf of the Illinois Department of Transportation. I-74 Resurfacing between Mahomet and Champaign – Temporary Road Closure TONIGHT (Monday, June 6) PARIS – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that there will be an emergency closure of I-74 on Monday, June 6, 2016, beginning […]


Stick Dog Author Tom Watson Featured in New City Video

City Manager’s Office and Library staff teamed up to produce a new video featuring author Tom Watson – creator of the Stick Dog series of children’s books. Staff recorded the renowned author’s presentation at the Champaign Public Library on April 20. One of the main highlights of his presentation was teaching children how to draw […]


Armory Avenue Road Closure

In order to install sanitary, storm, and water services at 106 E Armory Avenue, Green Street Realty and Mayfield Construction have closed Armory Avenue between First Street and Second Street.  The lane closure began on Monday, May 23 and was originally slated to reopen on Friday, June 3.  Weather conditions have delayed the work and […]