City of Champaign News

John Street Road Closure

John Street Road Closure In order to perform an emergency water main repair, Illinois American Water will temporarily close John Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets beginning Sunday, July 22. The closure is expected to last until Friday, July 27. No through traffic will be allowed, but access to businesses and buildings in this block […]


Police Investigate Overnight Shooting at the 1600 Block of Sheffield Road

Last night, at approximately 8 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Sheffield Road for reports of gunfire. Upon arrival to the scene, police discovered multiple rounds had been fired into a house containing several individuals, including children. No serious injury was reported, and no emergency medical intervention was needed. Following a preliminary […]


“Goal Getters” Community Clean Up Project

On the hot afternoon of Monday, July 2, Champaign Unit 4 students participating in the “Goal Getters” Program worked with staff from the Neighborhood Services Department to remove litter from neighborhood streets.  The students were treated to pizza and a short presentation on Neighborhood Wellness from Code Compliance Manager David Oliver prior to hitting the […]



Springfield Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform tree work, the Public Works Department will close the westbound lane of Springfield Avenue between Van Doren Street and Wheaton Avenue.  Westbound traffic will be routed through the center turn lane. This work is planned to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, July 20 and is planned to be completed and […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closures

In order to complete asphalt street repairs, the Public Works Department will intermittently close lanes of Mattis Avenue between Springfield Avenue and Kirby Avenue.  This work will take place Monday through Friday and at least one lane of northbound and southbound traffic will be maintained at all times. The work will begin at 7:00 a.m. […]


2018 Concrete Street Improvements Project (Green Street)

As part of the City’s 2018 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the pavement on Green Street from Prospect Avenue to New Street is being reconstructed.  The City’s contractor for the project, Kinney Contractors, will continue working to complete the project in a timely manner. Beginning at approximately noon on Friday, July 20 the westbound lane of […]


Update: Police Make Arrest in March 7 Homicide Investigation

Today, at approximately 12:05 PM, the United States Marshals Service arrested 39-year-old Cornelius Freeman of Champaign, Illinois in Mayfield, Kentucky in connection with the death of 26-year-old Micheal White of Chicago.  An arrest warrant was previously issued for Freeman on March 8, 2018 for the offense of First Degree Murder. Bond on the warrant was […]


Randolph Street and Church Street Lane Closures

In order to complete a water main repair at the intersection of Randolph Street and Church Street, Illinois American Water Company will be closing the following lanes in downtown Champaign: • The eastbound lane of Church Street will be closed between State Street and Randolph Street.  Southbound State Street traffic will not be allowed to […]