City of Champaign News

No Parking at the “Black Dog” Traffic Circle

No Parking at the Black Dog Traffic Circle East of the intersection of Main and Chestnut Streets, there is a traffic circle that allows access to the Depot Building, Black Dog Restaurant, etc. While there are No Parking signs around much of the outside curb of the traffic circle, Champaign Police report that vehicles are […]


Prospect Avenue Lane Closures

In order to install a gas main, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes: •  One northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Broadmoor Drive and Arrow Road (northbound traffic reduced to one lane).               o Monday, July 24, 2017, through Friday, July 28, 2017 ] • […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete restoration for a gas main installation, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes: • One northbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Chevy Chase Drive and William Street (northbound  traffic reduced to one lane).              o Monday, July 24, 2017, through Friday, July […]




Demolition Completed of Nuisance Residence

ICD Ironhorse recently completed demolition of the fire damaged structure located at 506 N. Ash.  The property has been vacant and boarded since April 2006.  Susan Jones, Property Maintenance Inspector, contacted the owner in June of 2015 to register the property as a Vacant Nuisance Residential Building.  Unfortunately, the owner did not complete a property rehabilitation. […]


Clothing Collection Bins Becoming A Nuisance

Numerous complaints have been received by Neighborhood Services Department staff regarding clothing collection bins on commercial properties in the North Prospect and North Neil shopping areas.  A major issue was identified at the corner of Marketview Dr. and N. Market St. behind the shopping center.  Along with overflow of clothes and shoes, the location became […]


Neighborhood Clean-Up & Drop Off Day – July 15, 2017

Staff from the Neighborhood Services Department and Public Works sponsored a drop off and clean up day for Planning Areas 1,2,4,7,8,9, and 14 on July 15, 2017.  Participants were allowed to bring in household items to Public Works at 702 Edgebrook to be unloaded into roll away containers.  85 household participated in this four-hour event.  Public Works filled […]



Body Camera Video a National Award Finalist

Earlier this year, staff from the Champaign Police Department and City Manager’s Office collaborated to produce a video to educate the public about the rollout of officer-worn body cameras. Shortly after its public debut, the Communications Division entered the video into the City-County Communications & Marketing Association’s (3CMA) 2017 Savvy Awards – a national competition […]