City of Champaign News

Fire Prevention Week Activities

Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9th falls.  This year’s theme is, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” The Champaign Fire Department will again be out in the community to help spread this and many other fire prevention and […]


News Advisory: Search Underway for New Champaign Library Director

News Advisory: Search Underway for New Champaign Library Director – Public Forum on September 28th to Gather Community Input The Champaign Public Library Board of Trustees (Board) has begun the process of selecting a new Library Director. On June 23, 2015, Library Director Marsha Grove announced her plans to retire on January 30, 2016. The […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois will close one westbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Waverly Drive and Cambridge Drive.  The lane closure will occur from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29.  Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.



University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install storm sewer at 508 and 608 East University Avenue (Latitude Project), DUCE Construction will close a westbound lane of University Avenue, between Wright Street and Fifth Street. The lane closure will occur during working hours starting on Monday, September 28, 2015, and ending on Friday, October 2, 2015, by noon. The […]


2016 MLK Countywide Celebration – Call for Nominations

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 15th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior Countywide Celebration. Awardees will be honored Friday, January 15, 2016, at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue in Champaign, at 4:00 p.m. For more detailed information, see […]


Mattis Avenue and John Street Traffic Signal

In order to install a new traffic cabinet, the Public Works Department has deactivated the traffic signal at the intersection of Mattis Avenue and John Street and installed a temporary four-way stop.  The work is anticipated to be finished by 12:00 p.m. today.  Please obey all traffic signs and use caution in the area.  The […]


Storm Sewer Lining – Springfield Avenue

Hoerr Construction will be performing storm sewer lining on Springfield Avenue between Randolph Street and Neil Street. In order to complete this work, westbound traffic on Springfield Avenue between Randolph Street and Neil Street will be reduced to a single lane through a short construction work zone. Traffic on eastbound Springfield Avenue, Neil Street and […]


Champaign Fire Department Promotional Ceremony

On September 24, 2015 the Champaign Fire Department will be holding a Promotional and Pinning Ceremony to recognize five officers that have been promoted to the ranks of Captain, Lieutenant, and Engineer and to recognize five new firefighters to the Department. The Ceremony will be held at Champaign Fire Department Headquarters, 307 S. Randolph Street, at 7:00 p.m. Contact: Randy […]


Storm Sewer Lining – Prospect Avenue

Hoerr Construction will be performing storm sewer lining on Prospect Avenue between Green Street and Healey Street. In order to complete this work, southbound traffic on Prospect Avenue between Green Street and Healey Street will be reduced to a single lane through a short construction work zone. Traffic on northbound Prospect Avenue, Healey Street, and […]