City of Champaign News


Public Invited to Celebrate Seventh Annual STAR Awards on April 21

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department and Neighborhood Services Advisory Board invite the public to the seventh annual STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Awards ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m. on April 21, 2016. The celebration will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 S Neil St, Champaign) and is free and open to […]


The big 5­-0! That’s right, Champaign Connection Celebrates a Special 50th Episode

On this special 50th episode of Champaign Connection, we broke out of the studio to visit the beautiful Boneyard Creek Second Street Reach where we learned about the City’s many successful stormwater management projects, and what new stormwater projects are on the horizon.  Then it was back to the studio where we learned about the many tools the […]


Zone Champaign Developer Focus Group

On March 30, the Planning and Development Department met with a focus group of the development community assembled by the offices of Meyer Capel in Champaign. The Department presented the final proposed standards for the Zoning Ordinance amendments known as “Zone Champaign.” These amendments will update the standards used to regulate development in Downtown, Midtown, […]


Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Incident

On March 30, 2016 at approximately 5:01 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of Mattis North Apartments, located at 2000 N. Mattis Ave. in Champaign after receiving multiple calls of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located a 31 year-old male subject that sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Carle Hospital with […]



Interstate Drive and Town Center Boulevard Lane Closures

In order to install pavement expansion joints, Feutz Contractors will be closing lanes of traffic on Interstate Drive between Boardwalk Drive and Toalson Lane; and lanes of traffic on Town Center Boulevard between Prospect Avenue and Ryder Lane. The closure will begin on Tuesday, April 5 at 10:00 p.m. and will reopen at 7:00 a.m. […]


April 5, 2016 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session

The City Council agendas for the April 5, 2016 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 […]


Walnut Street Road Closure

In order to install underground electric utility, Ameren Illinois will close Walnut Street between Washington Street and Columbia Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, April 4 and will re-open by Monday, April 11.  Northbound Walnut Street traffic will be forced to turn either east or west onto Washington Street.  Through traffic will not […]


Champaign Fire Department Partners with Community Organizations to Install Smoke Alarms

  Firefighters from the Champaign Fire Department, Staff from Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department, and members of several community organizations will install smoke alarms in a two-phased process over several weekends in April. This campaign is part of an effort to reach out to residents in two high-risk neighborhoods, with borders of Mattis Avenue to the […]