City of Champaign News

Phase 2 West Washington Street Drainage Improvements (Street Closures on Washington Street and Carson Avenue)

Street closures are planned as part of Phase 2 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Project.  Washington Street and Carson Avenue will be closed in order to install storm sewers and other utilities, more specifically: • Washington Street will be closed from Fair Street to Carson Avenue. • Carson Avenue will be closed from […]


MCORE Project Construction Work to Restart on March 5

MCORE Project Construction Work to Restart on March 5 On Monday, March 5 work will begin on the 2018 phases of the MCORE Project including: Construction on Third St. – north and south of Green St. Green St. will remain open to vehicular traffic, however work will occur on the sidewalks on Green St. between […]


Champaign Code Review and Appeals Board Meeting Provides Opportunity for Feedback

On April 25, 2018, Building Safety Division staff and the Code Review and Appeals Board will assemble for the Board’s regularly scheduled April meeting at 4:30 pm in the Fire Station #1 basement level at 307 S. Randolph St., Champaign.  The meeting’s purpose is to provide an additional opportunity to engage design professionals, developers, contractors […]



Police Recruiting Event Sees High Turnout

Approximately 60 applicants attended the optional Study Session and Practice Exam. The event was held on the evening of Wednesday, February 21 at the iHotel & Conference Center. It was administered by Stanard & Associates, Inc., the vendor contracted by the City for the 2018 Police Entry-Level Testing Process.



Nominate a Champaign STAR

2018 Champaign STAR Awards April 26, 2018 at the Virginia Theatre Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate someone for a 2018 Champaign STAR Award!  Nomination deadline for recognition at this year’s STAR Awards ceremony is February 23, 2018.  Help us recognize those making a difference in the community!  Click here for more information. Business-Neighborhood Partnership This […]


Fourth Street Lane Closure

In order to perform tree work, the Public Works Department will close the southbound lane of Fourth Street between Armory Avenue and Daniel Street.  Flaggers will be on-site to route traffic through the open northbound lane.  In addition, Fourth Street will not be accessible from eastbound Chalmers Street during the closure. This work is planned […]


Neighborhood Services Department Attends Resource Fair

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department attended the National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) resource fair and dinner at Garden Hills on February 12.  Over 50 families attended the event where 20 vendors presented information and resources for families with children.  Neighborhood Programs Division staff handed out information on the Champaign Coalition, CommUnity […]


City of Champaign and Champaign Park District Announce New Community Award Program

The City of Champaign and the Champaign Park District are proud to announce a new partnership to honor those working tirelessly to improve our neighborhoods, parks, and community. The Champaign STAR Awards is an exciting new merger of the City’s STAR Awards and the Park District’s Champaign Park Honors programs.  STAR stands for “Service Together […]