City of Champaign News

Champaign City Manager Announces Appointment of New Public Works Director

Today, City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced the appointment of Khalil Zaied as the City’s next Public Works Director. Zaied has more than 22 years of engineering and public works-related experience in both municipal government and the private sector. Zaied’s first day with the City will be October 17, 2022. Zaied will leave his current […]

Western Avenue Lane Closure (between Chevy Chase Drive to Normandy Drive)

In conjunction with the City’s 2022 Concrete Street Improvement Project, contractors will be closing the southbound lane of Western Avenue from Chevy Chase Drive to Normandy Drive. This portion of Western Avenue will become a one-way, northbound-only street during the closure.  Work will begin at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, and end in approximately […]

Shooting Investigation – 1100 N Third St

On August 13, 2022, at approximately 3:55 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1100 block of N. Third Street for the report of a large gathering and a fight breaking out. Upon arrival, officers observed a couple hundred individuals congregating throughout an entire apartment complex and along the adjacent roadways; however, there was no active […]

August 16, 2022 Regular Council Meeting and Post-Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the August 16, 2022 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 […]

Neighborhood Services Hosts CommYOUnity Block Party at Turnberry Ridge Park

On August 11, 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department hosted a neighborhood based CommYOUnity block party at Turnberry Ridge Park. Employees from the Equity and Engagement Department also assisted with the event. There were backpacks with supplies given to 125 kids. More than 150 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food and games, as well music provided […]

HR Staff Presents on City Hiring Process in Library’s “Ask an Employer” Series

On August 9, 2022, Human Resources Specialist Stacy Rachel conducted a presentation for the Champaign Library’s “Ask an Employer” series. The purpose of the series is to give local employers the opportunity to connect with community members and share insights into their organization’s application and selection procedures. The goal is to promote local employment opportunities […]

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure (between Rose Drive and Western Avenue)

In conjunction with the City’s 2022 Concrete Street Improvement Project, contractors will be closing the westbound driving lane (right-hand lane) of Kirby Avenue between Rose Drive and Western Avenue. This closure will begin on Monday, August 15, and end on Thursday, August 18, 2022. Also starting Monday, August 15, the eastbound lane of Princeton at […]

Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 503 S Chestnut $450,000 08/01/22 Addition Event Center 505 S Chestnut $450,000 08/01/22 Alteration Event Center         2022 Overall Construction […]

Champaign County Community Coalition Supports Rantoul Works Youth Summer Program

On August 9, 2022, Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons (Equity and Engagement Dept.) visited with youth participating in “Rantoul Works”, a Champaign County Community Coalition Youth Summer Initiative Program. Nearly 40 youth completed this program, working to clean up neighborhoods in Rantoul for three hours daily in July and August. This was an opportunity for […]

City Hosts Community Meeting in Response to Shooting in the Prairie St. Neighborhood

On August 9, 2022, staff from the Community Safety and Justice Division (Equity and Engagement Department) hosted a community meeting at the Springer Cultural Center in response to a recent shooting in the Prairie St. neighborhood. Residents were informed of Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint resources to help address issues and find solutions to acts […]