City of Champaign News


Phase 2 West Washington Street Drainage Improvements (Mattis Avenue Lane Closure)

A lane closure is planned as part of Phase 2 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Project.  One northbound lane of Mattis Avenue will be closed at the Mattis Avenue and Glenn Park Drive signalized intersection in order to perform sanitary sewer lining. The lane closure described above is scheduled for Monday, September 24, and […]



City Staff, Human Relations Commissioners Host Booth at CU Pride Fest

Staff from the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO), in coordination with the Human Relations Commission, set up an informational booth during CU Pride Fest.  The event was held in Downtown Champaign on Saturday, September 15. The Human Relations Commissioners and ECHO staff provided information to Pride Fest attendees along with giveaways that […]


Champaign Recognized with Planning Award

The American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) has recognized the City of Champaign with its 2018 “Best Practice” Award for the City’s elimination of minimum parking requirements in and around Campustown and Downtown. Minimum parking requirements are a land use regulation requiring each new building to have a certain amount of parking based on its […]


Dockless Bike Share Service Launches in Champaign-Urbana

Champaign residents have a new way to get around town with the launch of dockless bike share. Rather than requiring riders to hunt for a fixed docking station when they’re done with a bike, dockless bike share lets riders park right by their destination, so long as there’s a legal and safe place to do so. Some […]


Champaign Police Announce Safe Zone to Exchange Internet Purchases

Now open to the public, CPD encourages use of its Internet Purchase Exchange Location The Champaign Police Department welcomes citizens to use their newly created “Internet Purchase Exchange Location” in support of a more safe and secure venue for residents to exchange goods sold through online sites, such as Craigslist. The designated zone includes two, […]


Church Street Lane Closure

In order to perform asphalt street repairs, the Public Works Department will close the eastbound lane of traffic on Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street.  The work will begin on Wednesday, September 19 at 9 a.m. and is planned to be completed by Noon. Please pay close attention to traffic control devices and proceed […]


Champaign Fire Department Hosts Ceremonial Push-In for New Ladder 164

On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, the Champaign Fire Department will ceremoniously “push-in” new Ladder 164 into service at Station 4, 2315 W. John Street.  At 12:00 p.m., the new ladder truck will be wet-down, dried, then “pushed-in”.  Fire prevention messages and tours of the station will be given after the ceremony until 2:00 p.m.   This […]


State Street Lane Closure

In order to repair a broken sanitary sewer, Duce Construction will close the northbound lane in the 1700 block of South State Street between Kirby Avenue and Fox Drive.  Traffic on State Street may have periods of total closure.  Work is planned to begin on Monday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. and be completed and reopened to […]