City of Champaign News

Locust Street Lane Closure

In order to replace a water main, Illinois American Water and Cross Construction closed the southbound lane of Locust Street between Green Street and John Street.  The lane closure began on May 15 and will reopen on June 8.  The northbound lane of Locust Street will remain open during construction, but the block will be […]


Phase 2 West Washington Street Drainage Improvements

Street closures are planned as part of Phase 2 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Project.  Columbia Avenue and Miller Avenue will be closed in order to install storm sewers and other utilities, more specifically: •    Columbia Avenue will be closed from Carson Avenue to Draper Avenue •    Miller Avenue will be closed from […]


Champaign Police Memorial: Honoring and Remembering our Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

The Champaign Police Department invites the community to join us again this year to honor and remember law enforcement officers from across the country who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind. The Champaign Police Memorial will take place tomorrow, Friday May 18, 11:15 AM […]


2018 Concrete Street Improvements Project – Mattis Avenue

As part of the City’s 2018 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the pavement on Mattis Avenue, from Kirby Avenue to Windsor Road, will be patched. The City’s contractor for the project, Kinney Contractors, will begin work; weather permitting, Monday, May 21, 2018. The two northbound lanes of Mattis Avenue will be closed and worked on first.  […]


Champaign Police Provide Information Regarding Employee Arrest

The Champaign Police Department provides the following information in response to an arrest involving a Department employee. Last night, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year-old Justus Clinton of Fisher as the suspect in a string of burglaries that have recently occurred in that community. Clinton, who has been employed with the City of Champaign for 14 […]


Washington Street Lane Closure

In order to repair a broken water main, Illinois American Water will close the eastbound lane of Washington Street between Hickory Street and Walnut Street.  The lane closure will begin on Wednesday, May 16 and will reopen on Monday, May 21.  During the closure, eastbound and westbound traffic will shift around the construction.  One lane […]


Neil Street Lane Closures

In order to repair a broken water valve near 520 N Neil Street, Illinois American Water will close two lanes of Neil Street between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street.  The lane closures will begin on Wednesday, May 16 and will reopen on Monday, May 21.  Northbound and southbound traffic will each be reduced to one […]



Frank Drive Road Closure

In order to repair pavement failures, Otto Baum has closed Frank Drive between John Street and Holiday Drive.  Repair work began today, Monday, May 14.  The closure is expected to last a week, weather permitting, and access to driveways will be maintained at all times.   Please do not park on the street near the construction […]


Police Investigate Overnight Shooting 

This morning, at approximately 12:45 AM, Champaign Police responded to the area of S. First St. and E. Armory Ave. for reports of gunfire. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 21-year-old male victim from Danville suffering from serious gunshot wounds. Officers immediately provided on-scene medical care with tourniquet application, and the victim was […]