City of Champaign News

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

 In order to facilitate contracted tree work, the Public Works Department will close one westbound lane of Kirby Avenue just east of the intersection of Kirby Avenue and Fourth Street.  The work will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 21 and is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. The City appreciates the cooperation […]


Code Compliance, Forestry Tackle Dangerous Trees on Private Property

In recent weeks, Inspector Kim Burnett has been responding to complaints about dangerous trees throughout Champaign. With the cooperation with Forestry Supervisor Andrew Lamoreux, imminently dangerous trees have been identified. Several of those trees were found to be dead ash trees that have been killed due to Emerald Ash Borer infestation. One dying willow tree […]



Now Airing on CGTV: Great Authors at the Library, An Evening with Peter McCarty

CGTV and the Champaign Public Library worked together to produce a new video for their “Great Authors at the Library” series. On April 12, author and illustrator Peter McCarty talked about what inspires him and how he creates the many beloved characters in his books such as Hondo & Fabian, Moon Plane, and others. The […]


City Staff Gives Supplies, Gathers Ideas at CU Days

The Community Relations Office (CRO) participated in a community resource fair at CU Days, which was held at Douglass Park on Saturday, August 12. Dozens of families visiting the City resource booth received school supplies, information from several City departments, and a variety of City-branded giveaway items including cloth bags, t-shirts, seed packets, tubes of […]


Emergency Tree Work – Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue

Public Works staff will stabilize a large, potentially dangerous tree near the intersection of Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue. The work has begun and is expected to last into the night.  Partial lane closures will be required in order to facilitate access to the tree by the crews.  The City appreciates the cooperation of travelers […]


Champaign Police Provide Update into Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

This news release comes as an update to the community regarding the June 11, 2017 shooting incident in which Champaign Police Officer James Hobson reported an accidental discharge of his duty weapon during apprehension of a fleeing subject.  The single bullet discharge resulted in the subject, 22-year-old Dehari Banks, being struck in the shoulder and […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install a new gas main, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes: One east bound lane of Kirby Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Valley Drive (east bound traffic reduced to one lane). Monday, August 21 through Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Monday, August 28 through Friday, September 1, 2017


Marketview Drive Lane Closure

In order to install utility for Comcast, Ervin Cable will be closing one eastbound lane of Marketview Drive between Anthony Drive and Moreland Boulevard. The lane closure will begin on Monday, August 21, 2017, and will reopen on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, weather permitting. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane during the closure.


John Street and Mitchell Drive Lane Closures

In order to construct a new storm sewer, Duce Construction will close one lane of John Street between Jackson Street and Teal Cove Court. Mitchell Court will also be reduced to a single lane. Traffic on John Street and Mitchell Court will both be reduced to a single, shared lane in both directions through a […]