Category: General Press Releases

Green Street Lane Closure (Victor to Fair)

Green Street Lane Closure (between Victor St. and Fair St.) In order to perform contracted tree work, the Public Works Department will close the eastbound lane of traffic on W. Green Street, between S. Victor St. and S. Fair St. This closure will occur on Friday, March 22 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and […]


John Street Lane Closure (Russell to James)

John Street Lane Closure (between Russell St. and James St.) In order to perform contracted tree work, the Public Works Department will close the eastbound lane of traffic on John Street between S. Russell St. and S. James St. This closure will occur on Friday, March 22 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 […]


South Prospect Ave. Reconstruction

South Prospect Avenue Reconstruction (Windsor Road to Curtis Road) On Monday, March 25, construction will begin on South Prospect Avenue from Windsor Road to Curtis Road. Planned improvements include upgrading the corridor to arterial street standards with three lanes of pavement, curb and gutter, storm sewers, street lighting, on-street bike lanes, and improvements to the adjacent sidewalk and […]


Small Business Incentive Program Nominated for Award

The City of Champaign’s Small Business Incentive Program was nominated for the Economic Development Impact Award as part of the 14th Annual Innovation Celebration Awards. The Innovation Celebration is organized by the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation and recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions, taken risks and provided leadership to ensure the […]


West Washington Street Drainage Improvements – Phase III – Daily Lane Closures

(Daily Lane Closures – University Avenue at James Street / Church Street at James Street) Stark Excavating will be performing daily lane closures as part of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements – Phase III project. One lane on University Avenue at James Street and one lane on Church Street at James Street will be […]


City of Champaign Earns Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award Recognition

Keep Champaign Beautiful Program Recognized for Standard of Excellence The City of Champaign has been recognized with the 2018 President’s Circle Award by Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s prestigious community improvement organization.  The City received this honor at Keep America Beautiful’s National Conference February 6 – 8, 2019.  The President’s Circle Award recognizes Keep Champaign […]


Tax Incentives Available to Champaign Residents Living in Enterprise Zone

With construction season ramping up, the City of Champaign reminds homeowners and landlords of an incentive program offered for the renovation and upgrade of single family and renter-occupied homes located in the City of Champaign’s Enterprise Zone. The Targeted Neighborhood Improvement Program strives to improve properties within the Enterprise Zone (see map below) in order […]


2019 Spring Yard Waste Collection

2019 Spring Yard Waste Collection (Schedule Changes and Program Details) The City of Champaign’s 2019 Spring Yard Waste Collection has been scheduled. All residences in the Orange Zone should put materials out by 6:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, and Monday, May 13, 2019. All residences in the Blue Zone should put materials out by […]


West Washington Street Drainage Improvements – Phase III (Daily Lane Closures – University Avenue at James Street)

Stark Excavating will be performing daily lane closures as part of Phase III of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Project. Crews will be doing water main work on University Avenue at James Street. The daily lane closures are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, and are planned for completion […]


Atrium Display Case Decorated for National Women’s History Month

Staff from the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights decorated the Atrium display case to celebrate National Women’s History Month in March. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.” For more information on the month, visit: https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/2019-theme-and-nomination/ Be sure to stop in and see the display throughout […]