City of Champaign News

Davidson Drive Road Closure

In order to construct storm sewer repairs, Duce Construction will close Davidson Drive at the north side of Davidson Park. Davidson Drive is a local neighborhood street with only local residential traffic. Local home owners are asked to access their driveways from Church Street on their respective side of Davidson Park. Work is planned to […]


Continuum of Care/Council of Service Providers to the Homeless

Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) staff attended the Continuum of Care (COC) and the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless (CSPH) joint meeting this week. Lore Baker from IDHS-Office of the Secretary gave a presentation to the group on the Statewide Referral Network explaining what it is, why it matters to Champaign County and how […]


Timberline Valley South

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Coordination Division organized and facilitated a community discussion at Parkland College on June 7, 2017,regarding the detention basin issue impacting the Timberline Valley South subdivision. Approximately 75 neighborhood residents and community stakeholders attended the meeting to hear from staff representatives regarding their background research on the issue. Staff representatives from […]


Housing Authority – Board of Commissioners Study Session

On June 8, 2017, Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Wiman presented an update on the Bristol Place Redevelopment to the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Champaign County. This update followed the Council Study Session on June 6, where Council directed staff to proceed with preparing the necessary documents for financing to build the […]



Lane Closures on Kirby Avenue and Prospect Avenue

In order to install fiber optic utility near the intersection of Kirby Avenue and Prospect Avenue, Custom Underground will be closing the following lanes: One northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Kirby Avenue and Dodds Drive. Northbound Prospect Avenue traffic will be reduced to one lane in this area. One westbound lane of Kirby Avenue […]


Area Law Enforcement Hold Scenario Training – June 15, St. Thomas More High School

Champaign County law enforcement agencies will be holding a joint training exercise tomorrow, June 15, starting 7:30 AM at St. Thomas More High School – 3901 N. Mattis Avenue, Champaign. Citizens can expect to see a number of police vehicles and increased police presence in the area on Thursday.  As well, nearby residents and businesses […]


Police Provide Update into Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

Yesterday, Champaign Police provided a preliminary overview involving an officer-involved shooting that took place in Champaign.  This release supplies additional information into the circumstances of that shooting. On Sunday, June 11, 2017, at approximately 10:37 PM, Champaign Police Officer James Hobson initiated a traffic stop in the 400 Block of E. Washington St.  The involved […]


Phase 2 West Washington Street Drainage Improvements (Lane Closures on Mattis Avenue)

Several daytime lane closures are planned for the next seven days as part of Phase 2 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Project.  The lane closures include the following: • One southbound lane of Mattis Avenue will be closed between Springer Drive and Glenn Park Drive.  Southbound traffic will be merged into one lane […]


City Staffer Lends Expertise to Poverty Panel

Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager and Community Coalition Facilitator, served as a subject matter expert on a panel hosted by the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty, Heartland Alliance, and the Eastern Illinois Food Bank. At the event, Heartland Alliance presented the 2017 report on Illinois poverty with a focus on the intersection of […]