Category: General Press Releases

MCORE Project 4 Construction Update (Closures of Armory Ave. and Wright St.)

On Monday, May 13, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will close two blocks near the corner of Armory Avenue and Wright Street: • Wright Street from Armory Avenue to Chalmers Street • Armory Avenue from Sixth Street to Wright Street The closure is for reconstruction of these two blocks. The streets will be closed […]


Champaign Employees Give Back Through a Community Service Project

City of Champaign employees worked side by side on a Habitat for Humanity home build today as a way to give back to the community during National Public Service Recognition Week.  Approximately 20 City employees worked on the Habitat home under construction in the 900 block of West Beardsley Avenue in Champaign. “Every year as […]


City of Champaign Celebrates Public Service Recognition Week – May 5-11, 2019

The City of Champaign is proud to celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 5-11, 2019. A national event, Public Service Recognition Week honors the devotion of those who serve our country at the local, county, state, and federal level. The City is using this opportunity to promote team building, to honor our employees for their […]


City of Champaign Celebrates Arbor Day

In honor of Arbor Day 2019, Public Works Forestry staff will plant two trees with students from Next Generation School on Friday, April 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The planting will take place in the parkway on Lancaster Drive (south side of the school). The City of Champaign is celebrating its 34th anniversary […]


Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts this Weekend 4/26-4/27, 2019

Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts April 26 & 27, 2019 The Champaign-Urbana community is hosting the 12th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon. This event brings increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area. The City of Champaign encourages drivers to be alert and patient in your travels and to be aware of where driving impacts may […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure – Extended Date

In order to perform contracted tree work, the Public Works Department will close one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between John Street and Sangamon Drive. The closure will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15 and is planned for completion by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, weather permitting. The closure will take place […]


MCORE Project 4 – Armory Avenue Pavement Patching (Fourth Street to Sixth Street)

On Friday, April 12, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will convert Armory Avenue between Fourth Street and Sixth Street to one-way eastbound in order to complete a pavement patch near the intersection with Fifth Street. Armory Avenue will remain one-way eastbound between Fourth and Sixth until Monday, April 15. Southbound Sixth Street traffic will […]


Garden Hills SLEEP: New Program Seeks to Increase Safety in Champaign’s Garden Hills Community—While Also Making Its Homes More Energy Efficient

The Safety, Lighting, Energy Efficiency Program—coming in spring 2019—is a partnership between the RPC, Ameren Illinois, and the City of Champaign A safety and energy efficiency program designed to benefit homeowners and single-family renters is coming to Champaign’s Garden Hills community this spring. The Safety, Lighting, Energy Efficiency Program—or SLEEP—is a partnership between the Champaign […]


Next Champaign Community Coalition Meeting to Focus on Race Relations

The Champaign Community Coalition encourages the public to attend their next monthly meeting and to engage in a meaningful conversation about race and race relations.  The meeting will feature speaker Kelly Wickham Hurst, who is a National Organizer and Trainer for Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training, where she facilitates conversations and learning about anti-racism, critical […]


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

In order to complete a series of foundation concrete pours, 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 April and May as construction progresses. The City will provide notification for each scheduled closure. The following closures have […]