City of Champaign News

City Holds Annual Neighborhood Clean-up Events

Staff from the Neighborhood Services and Public Works Departments held the City’s annual neighborhood clean up drop off event on Saturday, July 15 and 17 at the Public Works facility.  Just over 6,500 postcard vouchers were mailed out to eligible households throughout Champaign.  Eligible areas include Planning Area 1, 2, 7, 8, 14 and parts […]


August 1, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

The City Council agenda for the August 1, 2017 Regular Council Meeting 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. Click here to download the […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to repair a leaking water line, Illinois American Water Company will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Bradley Avenue and Beardsley Avenue.  The work will begin on Monday, July 31, 2017, and the lane will reopen on Friday, August 4, 2017, weather permitting.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]


New Methods to Promote City’s Online Auctions

The City Manager’s Office and Public Works Department recently collaborated on new ways to promote the City’s online auctions to the public.  Public Works frequently uses eBay to sell used vehicles and equipment, but was seeking a better way to promote these auctions to the public.  With assistance from the Communications Division, online auction posts […]


City Prepares for Campus Area Apartment Turnover

In preparation for the apartment turnover and the arrival of new students around the University of Illinois campus, the Neighborhood Services and Public Works Departments are once again taking proactive measures to ensure the campus area remains litter free. The Neighborhood Services Department will increase inspection activity in the University District August 14-25, 2017, to […]


Church Street Lane Closure

In order to construct storm sewer repairs, Duce Construction will close one westbound lane of Church Street between Prospect Avenue and McKinley Avenue. Westbound Church Street traffic will be merged into a single lane through a short construction work zone. Work is planned to begin on Wednesday, July 26 at 7 a.m. and be completed […]


2017 Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics Illinois

2017 marks the 7th annual Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics!   Each July, local law enforcement agencies partner with the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Texas Roadhouse to serve the public a “free lunch” while collecting donations in support of Special Olympics Illinois. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training […]


Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting – 1400 Block of Williamsburg

On July 25, 2017 at approximately 1:30 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1400 Block of Williamsburg after receiving multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area. Upon arrival, police located evidence of gunfire, and shortly thereafter were advised of a 28-year-old male that arrived at Carle Hospital by private vehicle, having suffered a non-critical […]


2017 Sewer Lining – Green Street

As part of the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract, Insituform Technologies, LLC will be lining a sanitary sewer on Green Street between State Street and Neil Street.  Work is planned to begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Randolph Street and State Street (at the intersections of Green Street) will have lane restrictions. The public […]


No Parking at the “Black Dog” Traffic Circle

No Parking at the Black Dog Traffic Circle East of the intersection of Main and Chestnut Streets, there is a traffic circle that allows access to the Depot Building, Black Dog Restaurant, etc. While there are No Parking signs around much of the outside curb of the traffic circle, Champaign Police report that vehicles are […]