City of Champaign News

Illinois American Water Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform an emergency repair on a water main, Illinois American Water will close one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Hessel Blvd and Fairway Drive. The lane closure will begin on Monday, February 16, 2015 and will reopen on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in […]


February 17, 2015 Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session Agendas

The City Council agendas for the February 17, 2015 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 St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. […]


Homeless Education and Awareness

The annual One Winter Night fundraising event in downtown Champaign, sponsored by CU at Home, was held from 5:30 – 9:00 pm on Friday, February 6. This year’s event included a new an educational component regarding homelessness. The Champaign City Building served as the educational space with several vendors set up in the atrium while various […]


2015-19 Consolidated Plan Process

The City of Champaign is in the process of planning the 2015-19 Consolidated Plan. The City seeks public input into the needs of the community and the programming offered.  As of February 7, 2015, public input during neighborhood meetings is low but feedback from the homeless/social service providers is on target.  Additional advertising with social […]


Housing Authority of Champaign County To Utilize Local Codes

The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) will be utilizing local municipal code requirements for tenant based voucher units in the Housing Choice Voucher Program effective July 1, 2015. This will be applicable to the City of Champaign, City of Urbana and Village of Rantoul. For the unincorporated areas, HACC will utilize the property maintenance codes […]





The City of Champaign Fire Department offers Cooking Safety Tips

Fires resulting from cooking continue to be the most common type of fire experienced in United States households. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the most common cause of cooking fires is due to unattended cooking. Stay in the kitchen when you are […]


Healey Street Road Closure

In order to disassemble a tower crane at 601 South Sixth Street, Custom Service Crane will be closing a section of Healey Street between Sixth Street and Fifth Street. The road closure will begin on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 7 a.m. and will reopen by Friday, February 13, 2015, at 5 p.m. Through traffic […]