City of Champaign News

Media Release: CFD Promotional Ceremony

On June 18, 2015 the Champaign Fire Department will be holding a promotional ceremony to recognize two individuals who have been promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant and Engineer. A badge-pinning of three new probationary firefighters will also be held during the ceremony. The ceremony will be held at Champaign Fire Department Headquarters at 307 S. […]


Fire Station 3 Addition Construction Update

Stronghold Construction Inc. of Monee, IL continues to make progress on the construction of the Fire Station 3 Addition project. In the past two weeks, they have poured the interior floor slab, and they have started the process of laying the exterior brick. Stronghold’s masonry subcontractor should complete the exterior brick work this week if […]



Curtis Road Construction (at Staley Road)

In order to perform a gas repair, A&R Services will be excavating near the intersection of Curtis Road and Staley Road. The construction will begin on Monday, June 22, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, June 26, 2015, weather permitting. All directions of traffic will remain open during this construction; however, westbound traffic will be […]


Police Arrest Wanted Subject in May 23 Shooting

Police Arrest Wanted Subject in May 23 Shooting On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Champaign Police Detectives, along with the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested Diego R. Christmon in the 2000 block of North Mattis Ave. in Champaign. Christmon is a 25-year-old male from Champaign who was wanted for […]


Country Fair Drive Lane Closure (Emergency Pavement Repairs)

In order to repair pavement failures, Feutz Contractors closed the southbound lane of Country Fair Drive between Bradley Avenue and Camp Drive today to complete concrete cutting.  Feutz will complete the work by laying rebar and new concrete on Thursday, June 18, which will require an additional closure of the southbound lane. Flaggers will be […]


Arrest Made in Bank Robbery Investigation

Arrest Made in Bank Robbery Investigation On June 5, 2015 at approximately 9:17AM, Champaign Police responded to the First Financial Bank located at 1611 S. Prospect Avenue for a reported bank robbery. Upon arrival, Champaign Police determined an unknown suspect had entered the bank, produced a note demanding money, and fled the bank with an […]



Curtis Road Lane Closure

In order to perform a gas repair near the intersection of Curtis Road and Cherry Hills Drive, A&R Services have closed a westbound lane of Curtis Road between Cherry Hills Drive and Marjorie Lane. The lane closure began on Monday, June 15, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, June 19, 2015, weather permitting. Westbound traffic […]


Mattis Avenue Street Construction

The City of Champaign has awarded a contract to Stark Excavating of Bloomington, Illinois. This work will reconstruct Mattis Avenue from south of Curtis Road to south of Congressional Way. Mattis Avenue will be closed to all traffic during construction. Motorists are directed to follow the detour route around the project. Access to Carle Clinic […]