City of Champaign News

Traffic Signal Outage at Randolph St. & University Ave.

Traffic Signal Outage at Randolph St. & University Ave. The traffic cabinet at the intersection of Randolph St. and University Ave. was struck by a vehicle, causing the traffic lights to go out. Staff were able to install a temporary cabinet in order to provide power for a flashing red light in three directions. While […]


Bradley Avenue Lane Closure (Revised)

In order to complete gas service work, Ameren will be closing one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between McKinley Avenue and Mattis Avenue. The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Temporary Traffic Control Changes in Downtown

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CONTROL CHANGES IN DOWNTOWN 8/4/16 UPDATE TO TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CONTROL CHANGES IN DOWNTOWN On July 22, the City of Champaign implemented temporary traffic control changes in downtown to accommodate larger crowds and provide for pedestrian safety during 40 North’s Friday Night Live event. Starting this Friday, August 5, the traffic signal and Neil […]



Community Coalition Hosts Dialogue on Community & Law Enforcement

On Wednesday, July 13, the Community Coalition changed its regular monthly meeting format to open up a dialogue between community members and local law enforcement. More than 100 people including concerned citizens, local law enforcement officials, and local service providers attended the meeting at the Champaign Public Library. Also present was U.S. Attorney for the […]


Alexander Lumber Overgrowth Cleanup

Neighborhood Code Compliance staff responded to a complaint from Champaign Township Trustee Norman Davis regarding some overgrowth originating from Alexander Lumber that encroached onto the adjacent property, coming in contact with the single family residence. Although this property is in the Champaign Township, a Code Compliance Manager met with representatives from Alexander Lumber to work […]



Bristol Place Demolition Awards

Bristol Approved Demolition Contractors submitted bids to demolish 14 homes in Bristol Place on Friday, July 15, 2016. Bids were awarded to the lowest responsible bidder for each bid packet. This week, there were a total of seven bid packets issued. Fenter Machinery was the lowest bidder for three bid packets, Miller Enterprises was the […]


Parking Permit Pick-Up Special Saturday Hours (One Time Only!)

In order to help accommodate University District parkers during the busy move-in season, Public Works’ parking office will be open to the public on Saturday, August 6, 2016, from 8 AM until 2 PM. Completed Academic Year 2016-2017 permits will be available for pick-up if they were purchased prior to August 6th.  Please make sure you have the […]


City Staff Discusses Community Engagement with Visitor from Sierra Leone

City staff recently met with Christian Kamara, the National General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA in Sierra Leone. Mr. Kamara was visiting for a week to explore collaborations in global service learning with The University YMCA, which has a long-term partnership with the YMCA of Sierra Leone. Mr. Kamara expressed an interest in […]