City of Champaign News

Springfield Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform storm sewer repairs, Duce Construction will close one westbound lane of Springfield Avenue between State Street and Prairie Street.  This will result in westbound through traffic being shifted into the center lane of Springfield Avenue around a short construction work zone.  Eastbound traffic on Springfield Avenue will not be impacted by […]


Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois will close a lane of Neil Street between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, June 15, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, June 19, 2015. The lane will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. One lane of […]


June 16, 2015 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session Agendas

The City Council agendas for the June 16, 2015 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are 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. […]


City Announces Municipal Electric Aggregation Program

On June 4, the City of Champaign accepted a bid for Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA) from Homefield Energy that is lower than the default Ameren rate. Beginning June 15, Homefield Energy will send opt-out letters to all qualifying Ameren account holders. Account holders will have until July 6, 2015 to opt-out of the aggregation program. […]


2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project – Mayfair Road

As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on Mayfair Road from Lincolnshire Drive to Broadmoor Drive will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Stark Excavating, will begin work on Monday, June 15, 2015, weather permitting. Mayfair Road temporarily will be a one-lane, one-way street southbound from Lincolnshire Drive […]


Update: Arrest Made in Shooting Investigation

  UPDATE: Arrest Made in Shooting Investigation On Monday, June 8 at approximately 8:25 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 900 Block of N. Fourth Street for reports of multiple shots fired.  While on the scene, officers were advised of two gunshot victims that arrived at Carle and Presence Hospitals.  The injured subjects were being […]


McKinley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to facilitate the installation of a gas service, Ameren Illinois will be closing the northbound lane of McKinley Avenue between Bradley Avenue and Northwood Drive.  The lane closure will occur on the following days: Thursday, June 11 Friday, June 12 Monday, June 15 Tuesday, June 16 Wednesday, June 17 The lane will be […]


Two Subjects Injured in Shots Fired Investigation

  Two Subjects Injured in Shots Fired Investigation On Monday, June 8 at approximately 8:25 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 900 Block of North Fourth Street for reports of multiple shots fired.  While on the scene, officers were advised of two gunshot victims that arrived at Carle and Presence Hospitals.  The injured subjects were […]


Harwood-Solon House Tour

The Harwood-Solon House at 503 S. State Street is one of the most historic structures in Champaign County. Built in the 1860s and first occupied by Abel Harwood, the house was more notably owned by the Solon family for nearly 90 years.The Italianate-style home has been owned by the Preservation and Conservation Asscoation (PACA) of […]


Fourth Street Road Closure

In order to disassemble and remove a tower crane for the new high-rise building at 308 East Green Street, Custom Service Crane will be closing Fourth Street between Green Street and Healey Street. The closure will begin on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at 7 a.m. and will reopen by Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at 10 […]