City of Champaign News

University Avenue Lane Closure (between Third Street and Fourth Street)

In order to accommodate steel delivery, Impact Strategies and Stark Excavating will close one westbound lane of University Avenue between Third Street and Fourth Street.  The closure will occur on Thursday, May 23, 2024, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area during […]


East Central Illinois Women Attorney’s Association (ECIWAA) Presentation

On May 21, 2024, Rachel Joy, from the Equity and Engagement Department presented during a meeting of the East Central Illinois Women Attorney’s Association (ECIWAA) at Silver Creek Restaurant. The focus of the presentation was the Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint. A focus on partnerships with community organizations, law enforcement and victim advocacy served as […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure (between Hedge Road and Glen Burnie Drive)

In order to complete sidewalk restoration, i3 Broadband and Stark Excavating will close one northbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Hedge Road and Glen Burnie Drive. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area during the closure.  The closure will begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, and will reopen on Friday, May […]


Green Street Lane Closure (between Sixth Street and Wright Street)

In order to install a crane for roof maintenance, JSM Management and Custom Service Crane will close the westbound lane of Green Street between Sixth Street and Wright Street. During the closure, eastbound traffic will be maintained; however, westbound traffic will be detoured in the area.  The closure will occur on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, […]


Randolph Street Lane Closure (between Park Avenue and University Avenue)

In order to clean windows at 100 W. University Avenue, Clean-Way Window Cleaning will close one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Park Avenue and University Avenue. During the closure, northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.  The closure will occur on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 […]


Homicide Investigation – 1100 Block of North Mattis Avenue

Champaign Police were dispatched at 1:54 a.m. on May 19, 2024, to the 1100 block of N. Mattis Avenue for a report of a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers located a scene with evidence of gunfire but no witnesses who could say what had happened. A short time later, two victims arrived at an […]


CPD Marks Police Week with Ceremonies

The Champaign Police Department marked National Police Week (May 12-18, 2024) with events and ceremonies. These events included the annual Police Memorial and a Historical Dedication held on May 14, Police Employee Awards held on May 15. The department used the week’s celebration to offer opportunities for the Champaign community to learn about CPD’s storied history, including a […]


Brad Hardcastle Receives the Carle Challenge Coin Award

METCAD would like to congratulate Brad Hardcastle on receiving the Carle EMS Systems Office Challenge Coin!  Dr. John Aguilar presented Brad with the coin on Tuesday, May 14. The Challenge Coin was awarded to him for his Fire/EMS dispatching during the recent Illinois Marathon Unified Command Post. Brad’s dispatching that day was described as “extremely […]


May 21, 2024 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the May 21, 2024 Regular Council Meeting and Post-Council Study Session is now available through the link below. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and participation […]