City of Champaign News


IDOT: Neil Street Night Work

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the night work to install improvements to Neil Street from Edgebrook Drive south of Interstate 74 to Anthony Drive will begin Oct. 2. The I-74 ramps at Neil Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday until the work is complete. During […]


2017 Sewer Lining – State Street Lane Closure

Insituform Technologies LLC, will be lining on a 24-inch diameter storm sewer for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract on Clark Street between State Street and Randolph Street. The work is scheduled for Thursday, September 28, 2017. State Street will have the eastern-most southbound lane closed for the day between University Avenue and Clark Street. The […]


Redevelopment of Hill & Neil Parking Lot in Downtown

Redevelopment of Hill & Neil Parking Lot in Downtown To allow for construction of a new downtown development, the City parking lot located at 401 N. Neil St. (corner of Hill St. & Neil St.) will close to the public at 9:00 p.m. on October 26, 2017. Alternate public parking will remain available in the […]



Public Works Forestry Staff Participates in Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance Day

Public Works Forestry Staff Participates in Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance Day On September 20, eight members of the Public Works Department used their expertise for a good cause and participated in the third annual Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance Day of Service at Danville National Cemetery. The goal of this event is to help […]


Police Continue to Seek Suspect in September 12 Bank Robbery – Regions Bank

Champaign Police have received a number of tips associated with the September 12 bank robbery of Regions Bank (111 S. State St.) and request additional support to locate the suspect, 38-year-old Derek L. Watson of Champaign. A more recent photo of Watson is being provided to aid in citizen identification. According to reports, Watson entered […]


Inoperative Motor Vehicle Removed

The Neighborhood Services Department received a complaint concerning this inoperative motor vehicle in August 2017. Property Maintenance Inspector Kim Burnett investigated and found the vehicle was unregistered and in violation of City Ordinance. A 10-day notice to abate was issued and upon reinspection it was observed the vehicle had not been removed. This resulted in […]


Residents Reminded to Inspect Utility Service Connections for Potential Hazards

While completing a tenant inspection, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete observed a tree growing and applying pressure against the copper gas supply line leading into the residential structure. Peete immediately contacted Ameren Illinois and a technician arrived who cut and removed the tree. The technician also evaluated the meter, found a gas leak, and replaced the meter. […]


Neighborhood Services Department Launches New Webpages

On September 20, the newly redesigned Neighborhood Services Department webpages were published to the City’s website. The new layout features an improved navigation bar and menus as well as quick link buttons on each page providing easy access to nuisance complaint forms, tenant inspection forms, STAR Award nomination forms, and the Neighbors of Champaign event […]