City of Champaign News


Champaign Fire Department Promotional Ceremony

On Monday, March 30, 2015, the Champaign Fire Department will hold a promotional ceremony to recognize eight individuals that have been promoted to the ranks of Deputy Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, and Engineer. The ceremony will be held at Champaign Fire Department Headquarters, 307 S. Randolph Street, at 7:00 p.m. Contact: John Koller, Fire Marshal Phone:  (217) […]



Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery

  Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On March 19 at approximately 10:01 AM, Champaign Police responded to the Marine Bank, located at 1001 S. Neil Street for a reported bank robbery alarm.  Upon arrival, it was determined that an Armed Robbery had occurred and an undetermined amount of currency had been taken […]


West Springfield Avenue Lane Closure (McKinley to Ridgeway)

On Monday, March 23, 2015, one lane of West Springfield Avenue between South McKinley Avenue and South Ridgeway Avenue will be closed due to contracted tree work.  The work is expected to begin at 7:30 a.m. and should be completed by 10:30 a.m., weather permitting. One lane of West Springfield Avenue will remain open at all times and flaggers […]


West Springfield Avenue Lane Closure (Flora to Russell)

In order to facilitate tree work, the Public Works Department will be closing one lane of West Springfield Avenue between Flora Drive and South Russell Street. The closure will occur on Saturday, March 21, 2015, from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., weather permitting. One lane of West Springfield Avenue will remain open at all […]


Prospect Avenue Lane Closures

In order to perform an emergency repair on a water main, Illinois American Water has closed two northbound lanes of Prospect Avenue between Springfield Avenue and White Street.  One lane of northbound traffic and one lane of southbound traffic are being maintained in the area.  The lane closure began on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 and […]



First Street Lane Closure

In order to install water mains for Illinois American Water, G.A. Rich & Sons will be closing one lane of First Street between Willow Street and Springfield Avenue. First Street traffic will not be interrupted as a lane of northbound and a lane of southbound traffic will be maintained and shifted through the area. The […]


Green Street Lane Closure

 In order to facilitate glass and sidewalk work at 524 East Green Street, Mid-Illinois Concrete and JSM Development will close one lane of Green Street between Sixth Street and Fifth Street. The lane closure will begin on Saturday, March 21, 2015, and will reopen by Friday, March 27, 2015. An eastbound and westbound lane of Green Street […]