City of Champaign News

Commercial Fire – 1606 Rion Drive – EpiWorks

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1606 Rion Drive on May 28, 2016, at 5:46 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found a small fire contained to a laboratory clean room. Eleven (11) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-five (25) emergency response personnel responded from Champaign Fire and […]


Champaign City Council Accepting Applications to Fill District 3 Seat

The City of Champaign is now accepting applications from residents interested in filling the upcoming vacancy in the District 3 Council office. Applications are available on the City’s website and in the Mayor’s Office (Champaign City Building, 102 N Neil Street). Completed applications must be received in the Mayor’s Office by 12:00 p.m. on June […]


Mattis Avenue Bridge Project

In order to complete bridge repairs, Stark Excavating Inc. will restrict traffic on Mattis Avenue between Harbor Point Drive and Branch Road. A new wearing surface will be placed on the structure over the Phinney Branch. New sidewalks will also be installed. During the repairs, both northbound and southbound vehicular traffic will be reduced to […]



Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Hill Street and Church Street.  The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]


Police Arrest 4 for Shooting Incident in the 1100 Block of W. Bradley Ave.

Media Contact:  Sgt. Dennis Baltzell, 217-403-6946, dennis.baltzell@champaignil.gov   On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at approximately 7:39 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1100 block of W. Bradley Ave. after receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a vehicle on scene having been struck by bullets and learned […]


Mattis Avenue and John Street Lane Closures

In order to complete electric installation for Ameren Illinois, KS Electric will be closing the following: One southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Green Street and John Street. Southbound Mattis Avenue traffic will be reduced to one lane. One lane of John Street between Mattis Avenue and Frank Drive. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be […]


University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch for Ameren Illinois, Shaw Brothers will be closing one westbound lane of University Avenue between First Street and Second Street.  The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, May 31 and reopen on Friday, June 3.  Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


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 3760 Harbor Estates Ln $473,960.00 5-20-2016 Aguas Partnership 116 N First $688,321.00 5-25-2016 […]


CommUnity Matters Spring Fling

The Neighborhood Services Department, along with CommUnity Matters partners Champaign Park District, Unit 4 School District, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, and Lifeline Inc., hosted the 2016 Wellness Spring Fling at the Douglass Center on May 16.  Twenty-two vendors participated in this year’s vendor fair, including Community Elements, the Land Trust Farmers Market, Champaign […]