City of Champaign News

Garage Fire – Gentry Square Apartments

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire in a maintenance garage at Gentry Square Apartments on May 1, 2016, at 7:17 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the maintenance garage of the complex.  Crews quickly made entry into the maintenance garage and encountered moderate smoke and fire. […]

Bristol Place and Garwood: Outreach Events

Bristol Place and Garwood: Outreach Events  Neighborhood Services and Public Works’ Engineering staff hosted an outreach event in the Bristol Place Neighborhood on April 23.  The purpose of the event was to update Bristol Place neighbors on Phase 1 activities of the Bristol Park Plan and also to provide updates on the Upper Boneyard Creek […]

North First Street

North First Street NSD staff attended the North First Street meeting on April 18.  The North First Street group received an update from Public Works staff regarding the upcoming MCORE project and accompanying traffic detours that will result from the project. Additionally, Public Works staff presented information on the Boneyard Creek drainage improvements efforts.  Representatives […]

City of Champaign Celebrates Arbor Day

City of Champaign Celebrates Arbor Day In honor of Arbor Day 2016, Public Works Forestry staff planted a tree with students from Edison Middle School on April 29. The planting took place along the west side of the school, on Prairie Street. The City of Champaign is celebrating its 31st anniversary as a member of […]

United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association

United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) staff attended the monthly general membership meeting of the United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association (UGHNA) held on April 18.  UGHNA held its annual officer elections, with the following individuals being elected to serve in leadership positions until the next elections: Amy Revilla (President),  Phil McGarvey (Vice […]

2016 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan

2016 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan All citizens of Champaign are invited to join City staff for an open discussion regarding the 2016 update to the City’s ADA Transition Plan.  A public open house will take place May 9 from 3-5 pm in Robeson Room A at the Champaign Public Library.  The open […]

2016 STAR Awards Ceremony

2016 STAR Awards Ceremony The Neighborhood Services Advisory Board and the Neighborhood Services Department, in collaboration with Busey Bank and WCIA Channel 3, hosted the seventh annual STAR Awards, which was held on April 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Approximately 225 people attended this year’s ceremony.  Immediately preceding the ceremony, a reception was held […]

2016 Street Improvements Project – William Street

As part of the City’s 2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the concrete pavement on William Street from Mattis Avenue to Crescent Drive will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Feutz Contractors, will begin work on Monday, May 2, 2016, weather permitting. Beginning Monday, May 2, 2016, William Street will be closed from Holiday […]


The City Council agendas for the May 3, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are 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 […]