City of Champaign News

Phillips Drive Road Closure

In order to restore pavement near 504 Phillips Drive, Illinois American Water and Shaw Brothers will be closing a section of Phillips Drive just north of Washington Street.  The closure will begin on Tuesday, October 17 and will reopen on Friday, October 20. Through traffic will not be allowed in the repair area, but access […]

Online Auction for Used 2011 Ford Crown Victoria

The City of Champaign is auctioning a surplus 2011 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Sedan 4-Door.  To view vehicle details and/or place a bid, please visit the online auction here, or at  The auction will end on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 1:11 p.m. CST.

Increased Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety on Kirby Avenue Bridge

On Monday, October 23, 2017 the City of Champaign Public Works Department will activate the flashing yellow beacon system to provide motorists with a visual warning that pedestrians and bicyclists may be present as they cross over the bridge.  To activate the beacons, pedestrians and bicyclists press a button located on either side of Kirby […]

October 17, 2017 Regular Meeting & Post Council Study Session Agendas

The City Council agendas for the October 17, 2017 Regular Council Meeting & 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 Street in Champaign, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and […]

Paralegal Profiled in Legal Textbook

Paralegal Profiled in Legal Textbook Susan Wozniak, Paralegal in the Legal Department was featured in a recent text entitled “Introduction to Paralegal Studies A Critical Thinking Approach” Sixth Edition by Katherine A. Currier, Professor Emeritus Elms College and Thomas E. Eimermann, Professor Emeritus, Illinois State University.  The authors included a several page “paralegal profile” concerning […]

City Attorney Recognized for Providing Access to Justice for Vulnerable Citizens

City Attorney Recognized for Providing Access to Justice for Vulnerable Citizens Assistant City Attorney Kathryn Cataldo joined the City of Champaign Legal Department in October 2016. She came to the City’s Legal Department from a firm located in St. Louis, Missouri. During her time there, she was given the opportunity to provide legal services to […]

Legal Journal Publishes Article Written by City’s Law Clerk

Hasan Saddiqui has been working in the City’s Legal Department as a Law Clerk since June 2017.  Hasan has recently had the privilege of having an article published in the Journal of the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association entitled “The Sky’s the Limit? A Look at Drone Regulations?”  It is a unique accomplishment that a […]

City Sends C-U Contingent to the 2017 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

The Neighborhood Coordination Division of the Neighborhood Services Department sponsored a local contingent of 19 to attend the 2017 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) in Evansville, Indiana.  The conference lasted three days from October 5 – 7.  The group included Champaign and Urbana neighborhood group leaders, members of the 2016 RNNC local planning committee, volunteers […]

America Recycles Day @ Boneyard Creek (Saturday, November 4, 2017)

City of Champaign staff from the Public Works Department, Neighborhood Services Department, and Planning Department will be coordinating and hosting America Recycles Day @ Boneyard Creek on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Several local groups have already committed to volunteering, including, but not limited to, members of Keep Champaign Beautiful and organizations […]