City of Champaign News

Death Investigation Reveals No Evidence of Violent Crime

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department after receiving a report that 15-year-old Luke Miller of Champaign was receiving treatment for a serious medical condition. As a result of his condition, Miller was transferred to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO., where he ultimately passed […]


100 Block of S. Wright Street – Parking Lane Closure

In order to construct an emergency storm/sanitary sewer repair, Duce Construction will close the parking lane on the west Right of Way in the 100 block of South Wright Street. Traffic on Wright Street may have periods of partial closure. No Parking will be allowed in the bagged metered spaces while construction is in progress. […]


Chester Street and Water Street Improvements Project

As part of the City’s Chester Street and Water Street Improvements Project, the concrete pavement on Water Street from Logan Street to Chester Street will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Feutz Contractors, will begin work on this phase on Thursday, June 22, 2017, weather permitting. Beginning on Thursday, June 22, Water Street […]


Green Street Road Closure

In order to repair a storm manhole in front of 1006 W. Green Street, the Public Works Department will be closing Green Street between Ridgeway Avenue and Willis Avenue.  The closure will occur Wednesday, June 21 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Local residents will have access to their driveways during the […]


New Traffic Control Order to Deter Engine Braking on Staley Road

New Traffic Control Order to Deter Engine Braking on Staley Road A new Traffic Control Order was recently approved by the City Manager which will prohibit large trucks traveling on Staley Road from using engine braking as a way to decelerate.  This type of braking, sometimes called “Jake Braking”, causes loud noises and vibrations and […]


Champaign Fire Department Partners with WCIA & WCIX Staff to Install Smoke Alarms

Champaign Fire Department Partners with WCIA & WCIX Staff to Install Smoke Alarms Firefighters and staff from the Champaign Fire Department along with employees of WCIA and WCIX Television were out Friday, June 16, installing smoke alarms in a west Champaign neighborhood. Thirty volunteers from WCIA/WCIX Television came out on their Founder’s Day to be […]


Public Meetings For Stormwater Utility Fee Rate Increase

The City has scheduled four public meetings for the proposed stormwater utility fee rate increase. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 1 p.m. – Council Chambers, City Building, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign. Thursday, June 29, 2017, 5 p.m. – Council Chambers, City Building, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign. Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7 p.m. – Council […]


2017 Sewer Lining Work to Begin

2017 SEWER LINING WORK TO BEGIN DMA / Mid – America, a sub-contractor for Insituform Technologies LLC will be performing pre-cleaning and televising for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract throughout the City of Champaign beginning June 20, 2017. Sewer lining rehabilitates existing sewers to a like-new condition. Initial cleaning on June 20, 2017 is scheduled […]


Annual Paving Project – Windsor Road Closure

Starting Monday, June 26, 2017, Cross Construction Company will begin work on the second phase of the City’s annual paving project. This portion of the work will take place on Windsor Road (Briar Hill Drive to Mattis Avenue), Duncan Road (Windsor Road to Stoneybrook Drive), and Mattis Avenue (Windsor Road to 1,000 feet south of […]


University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a water leak, Illinois American Water Company will be closing a lane of traffic in each direction on University Avenue between State Street and Randolph Street. The closure will begin on Monday, June 19 and will reopen on Friday, June 23, 2017, weather permitting.