City of Champaign News

2016 Annual Asphalt Overlay Project

Work continues on the City’s 2016 Annual Asphalt Overly Project.  Patching work on Prospect Avenue from Devonshire Drive to Ventura Road is complete.  Milling and paving is scheduled to start June 21. Beginning June 13, curb and sidewalk ramp work will start on Bloomington Road between Prospect Avenue and Bradley Avenue. There will be intermittent […]


Registration Open for Champaign City Government 101 Academy

Media Contact: Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin | 217-403-7070 | John.Ruffin@champaignil.gov The City of Champaign is proud to again offer an exciting opportunity for residents to learn about the inner-workings of local government. The Champaign City Government 101 Academy will educate the public about the organization and operations of the City of Champaign and promote civic engagement.  The […]


City Officials Provide Apartment Building Fire Update and Encourage Fireworks Safety

Media Contact: Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith | 217-403-7212, 840-9434 | randy.smith@champaignil.gov The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2411 N. Neil Street, May 30, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.  The fire caused heavy damage to the apartment building.  Residents of the ten (10) occupied apartments were forced from their homes and have been unable to return. […]


Commercial Permits

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer/Business 212 E Green $22,000,000.00 06-06-2016 Larson Company 810 W Springfield 489,057.00 06-08-2016 Manpower c/o Wilberg, Beverly 2037 S Neil 687,000.00 06-08-2016 WCT Properties, Inc.



Press Release – Temporary Road Closure I-74 (on behalf of IDOT)

The City of Champaign is sharing this emergency press release on behalf of the Illinois Department of Transportation. I-74 Resurfacing between Mahomet and Champaign – Temporary Road Closure TONIGHT (Monday, June 6) PARIS – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that there will be an emergency closure of I-74 on Monday, June 6, 2016, beginning […]


Stick Dog Author Tom Watson Featured in New City Video

City Manager’s Office and Library staff teamed up to produce a new video featuring author Tom Watson – creator of the Stick Dog series of children’s books. Staff recorded the renowned author’s presentation at the Champaign Public Library on April 20. One of the main highlights of his presentation was teaching children how to draw […]


Armory Avenue Road Closure

In order to install sanitary, storm, and water services at 106 E Armory Avenue, Green Street Realty and Mayfield Construction have closed Armory Avenue between First Street and Second Street.  The lane closure began on Monday, May 23 and was originally slated to reopen on Friday, June 3.  Weather conditions have delayed the work and […]


Locust Street Road Closure

In order to construct new storm sewers, Duce Construction will close Locust Street to through traffic between John Street and Daniel Street.  Traffic on John Street and Daniel Street will not be impacted by the work.  This work is planned to start on Monday, June 6 at 7:00 a.m. and is planned to be completed […]


June 7, 2016 Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

The City Council agenda for the June 7, 2016 Regular Council Meeting is 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. Click here to download […]