City of Champaign News

2017 Concrete Street Improvements Project – Winchester Drive Road Closure

As part of the City’s 2017 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the pavement on Winchester Drive from Cypress Drive to Broadmoor Drive will be reconstructed. The City’s contractor for the project, Otto Baum, will begin work Monday, May 8, weather permitting. Beginning Monday, May 8, Winchester Drive will be closed from Broadmoor Drive south to 1809 […]


Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale This Weekend!

It’s not too late to order rain barrels for this sale!  Rain barrels can be ordered HERE.  Sale information is as follows: Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: 208 S. Vine, Urbana (Corner of S. Vine and E. Green in Urbana; parking lot north of the Urbana City Building, across […]


Media Release – Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month, founded by the International Code Council (ICC), is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May.  The Champaign Fire Department joins the nearly 63,000 ICC members worldwide by promoting awareness through Building Safety Month. Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it […]


Birch Street Road Closure

In order to place a crane and replace equipment at 1417 S. Neil Street, Design-Air Heating & Air Conditioning will close Birch Street between State Street and Frederick Street. The closure begins on Tuesday, May 2 and reopens on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area. Access to local […]


The MTD Comes to CGTV

On April 26, 2017, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD), in partnership with the City of Champaign, rolled out its first live telecast of the MTD Board of Trustees meeting on CGTV. The meeting was also streamed live on the City’s website. MTD’s Board of Trustees meetings are regularly held on the last Wednesday of […]


May 2, 2017 Regular City Council Agenda

The City Council agenda for the May 2, 2017 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 the […]


City of Champaign Celebrates Arbor Day

In honor of Arbor Day 2017, Public Works Forestry staff will plant a tree with students from Holy Cross School on Friday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m.  The planting will take place in front of the school on 410 W. White Street.  The tree is replacing an ash tree that was removed due to Emerald […]


Neighborhood Services Convenes Second Meeting of Bristol Park Steering Committee

Neighborhood Services Staff convened the second monthly meeting of the Phase II Bristol Park Steering Committee on Thursday, April 20 at Human Kinetics. The meeting was attended by 17 steering committee members and 10 members of the general public. Those in attendance provided feedback to Public Works and design consultants from Farnsworth Group regarding design […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install new gas main and services, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lane: • One northbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Sangamon Drive and Kirby Avenue (northbound traffic reduced to one lane).  The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the […]


Community Relations Staff Attends Parkland Diversity Resource Fair

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager & Compliance Officer, joined nine other agencies to participate in Parkland College’s Inaugural Diversity Resource Fair. The fair was held on April 26 in the atrium of the Student Union. It was available for students to gather information on resources in the community related to inclusion and diversity. The Community Relations […]