City of Champaign News

The Neighborhood Services Department partnered with the Champaign Police and the Champaign Park District to host the 2013 National Night Out Celebration. The theme for this year’s event was “Own the Night, Own your Community”. This year, it was decided to revise the approach from previous years and give the Annual National Night Out Celebration…
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Cross Construction continues working on the infrastructure improvements to Market Street from Kenyon Drive to Olympian Drive. Cross Construction is currently working on the new PCC base course under Market St.; when completed, the deteriorating section of pavement will be replaced with new bituminous surface, as well as the sidewalk. At Olympian Drive, new street…
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On Thursday, August 22, 2013, at approximately 10 a.m., the South Fourth Street Extension from Saint Mary’s Road to Windsor Road will be opened to traffic. In addition, the new traffic signal at the intersection of Windsor Road and the South Fourth Street extension will be operational. The South Fourth Street Extension Project includes the…
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The Champaign Police Department is releasing additional information on the N. Sixth Street and Bradley Avenue shooting investigation. The investigation has revealed the following preliminary information: On August 14, 2013 at 1:20 AM, Champaign police officer, Sgt. Geoffrey Coon, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle which had disobeyed a stop sign. It also should…
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In order to accommodate construction activity at 124 N. Neil Street, Wells and Wells Construction, Inc. will close one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and University Avenue, starting on Monday, August 19, 2013. The contractor anticipates three to four weeks to complete the work, and the lane will be closed on and…
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The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Champaign a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the City’s fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. The Certificate is the highest form of recognition for excellence in governmental…
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