City of Champaign News

News Release: Fire Department 1915 Seagrave Fire Engine Returns Home

The Champaign Fire Department is proud to announce that its first motorized fire engine, a 1915 Seagrave, has returned home! Dr. Francis Glenn, from Ontario Canada, returned the fire engine for its 100th birthday and the Fire Department’s 150th anniversary.  It will be featured in a parade and was also in the apparatus muster on Sunday, July 19. For […]


2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project – Mayfair Road

As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on Mayfair Road from Broadmoor Drive to Theodore Drive will be patched. The City’s contractor for the project, Stark Excavating, will begin work on Monday, July 20, 2015, weather permitting. Please pay close attention to construction signs, traffic control devices and marked detours. […]



Mattis Avenue Lane Closures

In order to facilitate a fiber optic boring across Mattis Avenue, Campus Communications Group will close the following lanes of Mattis Avenue from Tuesday, July 21 to Thursday, July 23: – One northbound lane of Mattis Avenue will be closed between John Street and Green Street.  Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in […]


Randolph Street and Church Street Intersection Construction

In order to update traffic signals and sidewalk ramps, Feutz Contractors will be removing traffic signals and installing temporary stop signs while the new ramps and traffic signals are being installed.  The work will require occasional lane closures. The work will begin on Monday, July 20 and should be finished on Monday, August 31, weather […]


Police Make Two Overnight Burglary Arrests

For Immediate Release July 15, 2015                                                    Contact:  Deputy Chief Joe Gallo 217-403-6926                                   joseph.gallo@ci.champaign.il.us   Police Make Two Overnight Burglary Arrests On Tuesday, July […]


Neil Street (Route 45) Lane Closure

In order to construct a turn lane at Neil Street and Devonshire Drive, Cross Construction will close one southbound lane of Neil Street (Route 45) just north of Devonshire Drive.  The lane closure will begin on Thursday, July 16 and will reopen by Friday, August 14.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in […]


State Street Lane Closure (Green Street to John Street)

Duce Construction will be repairing a sanitary sewer in the 600 block of South State Street between Green Street and John Street. In order to complete this work, State Street between Green Street and John Street will be reduced to one lane for the duration of this repair. Local traffic will have access to this […]


Police Investigate Shooting

For Immediate Release July 14, 2015 Contact: Sgt. Dave Griffet, 217-403-6927, dave.griffet@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Investigate Shooting On Monday, July 13, 2015, at approximately 11:53 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of Garden Hills for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found a male subject on Holly Hill Road, who was the victim […]


Georgetown Drive Street Closure

Due to weather delays Georgetown Drive will remain closed at Mayfair Road. Weather permitting Georgetown Drive at Mayfair Road will reopen Friday, July 17. Emergency vehicles may approach the closure from either Georgetown Drive or Mayfair Road. The work at Georgetown Drive and Mayfair Road is part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project.