City of Champaign News

Willard Airport Selected as Primary Airport of the Year by IDOT

The University of Illinois Willard Airport was selected as Primary Airport of the Year by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for 2023. Willard Airport received the award from IDOT on September 25, 2023, during the Illinois Public Airport Association Fall Conference. A primary airport is defined as a commercial service airport with more than […]

C-U Celebrates at Immigrant Welcome Awards

The 10th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards Ceremony and Celebration was held at the Urbana Free Library on September 16, 2023.  Attendees celebrated the diversity of cultures that make up our community with music and special guests. The event recognized the contributions of individuals and organizations that have created a welcoming atmosphere for immigrants in the […]

South Downtown Sanitary Sewer Project (Springfield Avenue Viaduct Closure)

In order to construct a new sanitary sewer through portions of South Downtown Champaign, Stark Excavating will be closing the viaduct on Springfield Avenue between Market Street and Water Street. Water Street and Locust Street will be accessible from westbound Springfield Avenue. Market Street will be accessible from the north, but it will have no […]

Country Fair Drive Lane Closure

In order to perform storm sewer repairs, SNC Construction will be closing the northbound right turn lane of Country Fair Drive onto University Avenue. All travel at the intersection will remain open to traffic and normal traffic patterns will be maintained. Work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, and is […]

Shooting Investigation – 200-Block of N. Neil Street

Champaign Police were dispatched at 2:24 a.m. on September 24, 2023, to the 200 block of N. Neil Street for a report of a shooting with injuries. On-scene, officers located two subjects with non-life-threatening injuries and immediately rendered medical aid with the assistance of the Champaign Fire Department. They included an 18-year-old female from Fort […]

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure (between Arrow Road and Lincolnshire Drive)

In order to replace driveway approaches at 1705 S. Prospect Avenue, County Asphalt will close one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Arrow Road and Lincolnshire Drive. The closure will begin on Monday, September 25, and will reopen on Friday, September 29, 2023.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.

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

In order to facilitate demolition at 306 E University Avenue, Stark Excavating will close one westbound lane of University Avenue between Fourth Street and Third Street.  The closure will begin on Monday, September 25, and will reopen on Friday, September 29, 2023.  During the closure, westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the […]

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure (between Charles Street and Armory Avenue)

In order to complete a storm sewer lining project, Hoerr Construction will be closing a southbound lane on Prospect Avenue between Charles Street and Armory Avenue.  Work is scheduled for Monday, September 25, 2023, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. This work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

Springfield Avenue Lane Closure (between Duncan Road and Kenwood Road)

In order to perform storm sewer repairs, SNC Construction will be closing the westbound lane of Springfield Avenue for a short distance between Duncan Road and Kenwood Road. Travel through the work zone will be maintained into single eastbound and westbound lanes with slight lane shifts. Travel at all intersections will remain unaffected by this […]

Anthony Drive Road Closure (between Dobbins Drive and Dale Drive)

White Construction will close Anthony Drive between Dobbins Drive and Dale Drive. Both eastbound and westbound Anthony Drive traffic will be detoured in the area.  The closure will occur on Monday, September 25, through Friday, September 29, 2023, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Access will be maintained to all local properties.