City of Champaign News

2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project – William Street

As part of the City’s 2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the concrete pavement on William Street from Mattis Avenue to Crescent Drive is being rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Feutz Contractors, will continue working; weather permitting, Tuesday, May 24, 2016.   Beginning Tuesday May 24, 2016, William Street between Mattis Avenue and Holiday […]


Commercial Fire – 1700 W. Washington Street – WIRCO, Foundry Division

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1700 W. Washington Street, Friday, May 20, 2016, at 8:48 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported moderate smoke coming from this commercial structure. Suppression efforts began immediately. Fire crews responded to this third-alarm fire from Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy. Crews battled this […]


Demolition Begins on Site of Future Midtown Plaza

The Midtown Plaza project officially began this week with the demolition of six vacant structures on a site on First Street overlooking the Boneyard Second Street Basin.  When completed, Midtown Plaza will consist of two new five-story, mixed use buildings.  Dan Hamelberg of the University Group will soon be submitting an application for a Planned Development […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete utility work for AT&T at 1771 W Kirby Ave., Jansen Cable Construction will be closing one eastbound lane of Kirby Ave between Mattis Avenue and Western Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Tuesday, May 24 and will reopen on Friday, May 27, weather permitting.  Eastbound traffic will be reduced to […]


Street Crimes Task Force Makes Weapons and Drug Offense Arrest

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us   In May of 2016, the multi-jurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF) conducted an investigation regarding the unlawful possession of weapons. As part of the investigation, a court authorized search warrant was obtained for a residence located in the 700 block of Hollycrest Dr. in Champaign. On May 19, SCTF […]


Armory Avenue Road Closure

In order to install sanitary, storm, and water services at 106 E Armory Ave., Green Street Realty and Mayfield Construction will be closing Armory Avenue between First Street and Second Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, May 23 and will reopen on Friday, June 3, weather permitting. Through traffic will not be allowed […]



University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch for Illinois American Water, Shaw Brothers will be closing one westbound lane of University Avenue between Fourth Street and Third Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, May 23, 2016, and reopen on Friday, May 27, 2016. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the […]



Keep Champaign Beautiful

Code Compliance Manager David Oliver represented the City of Champaign at the annual Keep Illinois Beautiful (KIB) meeting on Thursday, May 12 in Springfield.  The meeting was hosted at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (ILEPA) headquarters.  A new slate of officers for Keep Illinois Beautiful was elected, and each city in attendance shared local activities […]