City of Champaign News

Traffic Signals on Generators Due to State Farm Center Electrical Work 8.20.16

Due to electrical work at the State Farm Center on Saturday, August 20, the traffic signals at the intersections of First Street and Fourth Street along Kirby Avenue will be placed on generator power from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The generator power, will allow the traffic signals to operate as normal. In the event […]


Foothill Drive Road Closure

In order to construct a new storm sewer, Duce Construction will close Foothill Drive between Lincolnshire Drive and Robert Drive. This work will start on Thursday, August 18 at 7 a.m. and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by 4 p.m. Monday, August 22. Local residents will be able to access to […]



City Improves Construction Permit and Development Web Presence

The City of Champaign’s Sunguard/Trakit Administration Group has worked recently with Sunguard Systems to update the Champaign Permits and Projects section of the City’s website. The new pages are more user friendly, have a more modern look, and are compatible with most modern web browsers. Previous layouts only worked well with Firefox. The Champaign Permits and Projects website continues to provide the public with easy, online access to construction permits, […]


2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award Recipients Selected

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards.  The award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign, with a 5:45 p.m. reception, and a 6:30 […]


Registration Now Open for the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are proud to serve as hosts for the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) and invite the public to participate in this exciting opportunity to collaborate and promote neighborhood wellness and community engagement.  The 30th Annual RNNC will take place September 29 – October 1, 2016. The RNNC provides […]


“Back to School” Traffic Safety Reminders

As students return to school, the Champaign Police Department reminds motorists and pedestrians of safe transportation practices and to observe applicable laws near school zones. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, on average, 17 school-aged children die in school transportation-related crashes each year.  To help ensure that kids arrive to and from school […]




Champaign Fire Department Awarded $1.3 Million SAFER Grant

The City of Champaign is proud to announce the Champaign Fire Department has been awarded a $1,322,828 SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant from the US Department of Homeland Security. Acceptance of the grant funds must first be approved by the City Council, and would be used to hire six additional firefighters […]