City of Champaign News


NOFA Award Funding

Each year, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issues a Notice Of Funding Availability (NOFA) for homelessness-related services. The 2014 NOFA was announced several months earlier than usual, and was due at the end of October 2014.  In January 2015, the Champaign County Continuum of Care (CoC) was notified it was […]



Public Works Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 280 total requests during January 2015.  This was a 34% increase from December’s 185 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 24 (9%) of the issues. Snow and Ice had a total of 78 (28%) requests. […]


City of Champaign Bond Refinancing

The Finance Department will propose that the City refinance the 2008 General Obligation bonds to save an estimated $490,000 over the next eleven years. The City issued the 2008 bonds to finance a portion of the downtown parking deck, so the refinancing will reduce future expenditures in that fund. This would make the fourth time that the City […]


“One Winter’s Night” Educational Outreach

On February 6, 2015, local service provider C-U at Home (who operates the new downtown drop-in center “The Phoenix,” along with a transportation ministry and two houses for homeless people) will have their annual fundraiser “One Winter’s Night” (OWN).  Community members will spend the cold, winter night in cardboard boxes in downtown Champaign in order to […]


Rescheduled Upcoming Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to repair a broken sanitary sewer service line between 723 S. Neil Street and 803 S. Neil Street, Duce Construction will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street. This closure will also affect the 100 block of William Street from Neil Street to the parking lot entrances west of 723 and 803 […]


303 S Russell St – CFD Fire Information Report

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to 303 S Russell St. on January 31st, at 8:05 a.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke emitting from the front of a single story residential structure. Fire crews advanced a single hand line through the front door of the house and found fire in the rear of the residence. […]


Champaign Connection – Episode 44

Check out the latest episode of the award-winning  show Champaign  Connection. On this latest episode: New Fire Chief Gary Ludwig discusses his long career in the fire  service. Hear why he’s so proud to lead the men and  women of  the Champaign Fire Department, and what his plans  are for the  department’s future. Then join us for […]


Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2015, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 3.8 inches during the weekend snow storm. In order to make […]