City of Champaign News

112 Applicants Sit for Police Officer Written Exam

On March 9, 112 candidates sat for the mandatory orientation and written exam as part of the ongoing Police Officer Recruitment Process. The events were held at the I-Hotel and Conference Center. The candidates with the top 100 exam scores will move on to the next phase of the recruitment, oral interviews, on April 11. Interviews […]


White Street Road Closure (Between Elm Street and Lynn Street)

In order to construct a pavement patch for a sanitary sewer repair at 507 W. White, Trademark Construction will close a section of White Street between Elm Street and Lynn Street. The closure will begin on Thursday, March 14, 2019, and will reopen on Monday, March 18, 2019. During the closure, White Street will be […]


City of Champaign Earns Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award Recognition

Keep Champaign Beautiful Program Recognized for Standard of Excellence The City of Champaign has been recognized with the 2018 President’s Circle Award by Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s prestigious community improvement organization.  The City received this honor at Keep America Beautiful’s National Conference February 6 – 8, 2019.  The President’s Circle Award recognizes Keep Champaign […]


Sixth Street Road Closure (Between Green Street and John Street)

In order to complete a series of foundation concrete pours and to erect a tower crane at 708 S. Sixth Street, Core Spaces and J H Findorff will be closing Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street. These closures will occur intermittently during the months of March, April, and May as construction progresses. The […]


Bradley Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Open House

Bradley Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Open House On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will host an Open House to discuss the reconstruction of the Bradley Avenue bridge (over I-57). IDOT staff will be present along with staff from the City of Champaign and Stark Construction (contractor). Staff will be available to answer […]


Tax Incentives Available to Champaign Residents Living in Enterprise Zone

With construction season ramping up, the City of Champaign reminds homeowners and landlords of an incentive program offered for the renovation and upgrade of single family and renter-occupied homes located in the City of Champaign’s Enterprise Zone. The Targeted Neighborhood Improvement Program strives to improve properties within the Enterprise Zone (see map below) in order […]


Bradley Avenue Improvements Project (McKinley Avenue to Prospect Avenue)

The City of Champaign is accepting bids for the Bradley Avenue Improvements Project (McKinley Avenue to Prospect Avenue).  The proposed improvements include curb and gutter, driveway, and sidewalk removal and replacement; sodding; utility structure adjustments; pavement patching; pavement milling and resurfacing; pavement markings; roadway lighting; and rectangular rapid flashing beacon installation.  The project is partially […]


2019 Spring Yard Waste Collection

2019 Spring Yard Waste Collection (Schedule Changes and Program Details) The City of Champaign’s 2019 Spring Yard Waste Collection has been scheduled. All residences in the Orange Zone should put materials out by 6:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, and Monday, May 13, 2019. All residences in the Blue Zone should put materials out by […]


West Washington Street Drainage Improvements – Phase III (Street Closures and Lane Closures)

As part of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements – Phase III Project, James Street between Church Street and University Avenue is closed; along with a portion of Washington Street (near Edwin Street); and a portion of Edwin Street (see map). These closures are expected to last until mid-May. Additionally, Stark Excavating will be performing […]


Mayor Feinen, City Manager’s Office Celebrate International Women’s Day

(Pictured, L to R) Administrative Assistant Ashley Stickels, Administrative Assistant Carrie Brown, Community Relations Manager Rachel Joy, Deputy City Manager Joan Walls, City Manager Dorothy Ann David, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, and Administrative Assistant Darian Burow. Mayor Feinen joined staff from the City Manager’s Office for a photograph marking International Women’s Day, March 8. The […]