City of Champaign News


Police Encourage Safety this St. Patrick’s Day with “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

March 23, 2018 Update: Enforcement Results The Champaign Police Department announced the enforcement results of the joint Roadside Safety Check conducted in Champaign near the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Springfield Avenue from 9 pm to 2 am on St. Patrick’s Day. The Roadside Safety Check was a partnership with the Illinois State Police, the […]


Code Compliance Demolition Activities

Vacant structures can pose a threat to public safety, not only to neighborhood residents but also police and fire responders. Buildings with securing boards often remain in that condition for extended periods of time. The condition of these buildings materially increases the risk of fire to the building and adjacent properties. Their dilapidated appearance negatively […]



Commercial Permits Issued

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 901 S Fourth $589,248.00 3/13/2018 Prime Housing LLC 501 N Mattis $560,000.00 3/12/2018 Miller, Dwight A (McDonalds) 2901 Boardwalk $3,300,890.00 3/13/2018 TAG Commercial LLC


City of Champaign’s Excellent AAA Debt Rating is Affirmed

The City of Champaign has once again received the highest rating possible from two financial industry leaders.  In its most recent report, Fitch Ratings affirmed the City’s AAA bond rating, with a stable outlook.  The City’s debt also carries a triple-A rating with a stable outlook from Moody’s Investors Services.  This is the fifth consecutive […]


Champaign Fire Department 2017 Year In Review

Champaign Fire Department 2017 Year In Review The Champaign Fire Department along with CGTV staff produced a short video called, 2017 Year in Review. The video shows highlights of the fire department’s work, training, and accomplishments from last year. Watch the video here champaignfire.com. Champaign Fire Department – Here to Serve You! & CGTV – Keeping […]


Spring 2018 Yard Waste Collection Dates

Spring 2018 Yard Waste Collection Dates The City of Champaign 2018 Spring Yard Waste Collection has been scheduled and will start with the Blue Zone on Monday, April 2, 2018. Orange Zone collections will begin on Monday, April 9, 2018.  Collections will continue to alternate on subsequent weeks through April 27, 2018. The collection is […]


CU Fresh Start Holds Third Call In

The City’s Community Relations Office organized the third CU Fresh Start Call In that was held March 8, 2018, at the Illinois Terminal. This impactful meeting allowed local law enforcement and community members to directly address those known to be involved in local gun violence. Nine targeted offenders were the focus of the meeting, and […]


Fourth Street Road Closure

FOURTH STREET ROAD CLOSURE In order to connect utilities at 901 S. Fourth Street, Wick Concrete and Sub 4 Development will close Fourth Street between Daniel Street and Chalmers Street.  The road closure will begin on Monday, March 19  and will reopen on Sunday, March 25.  During the closure, access to local properties will be maintained, but […]