City of Champaign News

2022 Annual Paving Project

Cross Construction Inc. will begin rehabilitation work on a portion of the City’s annual paving project.  Work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 23, 2022, and be completed by July 15, 2022.  The following streets will be included: • Clark Street from Prospect Avenue to State Street • Columbia Avenue from State Street to Neil […]


Memorial Honors Fallen Heroes at West Side Park

On May 20, 2022, the Champaign Police Department hosted the annual Police Memorial Ceremony at West Side Park. During the unexpectedly rainy event, Champaign Police honored fallen heroes Thomas Dodsworth, Robert Tatman, and Christopher Oberheim, along with law enforcement officers worldwide who have died in the line of duty. Department staff was joined at the […]


May 24, 2022 Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the May 24, 2022 Regular 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 is welcome and encouraged. […]


Fire Damaged Property Demolished by Owner

A fire damaged a house in late January beyond repair. A Property Maintenance Inspector issued a notice to the owner that the property was Condemned for Occupancy and needed to be demolished. The owner stated that he was getting bids for the demolition of the structures. Several weeks passed without activity at the property. The […]


Hedge Road Cleanup and Canvassing

The Neighborhood Services Department completed a cleanup along the north side of Hedge Road on May 17, 2022, in preparation of the flower planting coming in the near future under the leadership of the Planning and Development Department. Fifteen neighbors and staff participated and deposited two small pickup truck loads of debris at Public Works. […]


Bradley Avenue Improvements Project

Bradley Avenue Improvements Project Bradley Avenue from Staley Road to Bluegrass Lane As part of the City’s Bradley Avenue Improvements Project, Cross Construction will close the intersection of Bradley Avenue and Bluegrass Lane, to begin reconstruction, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Bluegrass Lane will be closed at the intersection of Bradley Avenue.  Residents of Sawgrass […]


Shooting Investigation – 400 Block of East Church Street

On May 18, 2022, at approximately 7:23 p.m., Champaign Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 400 Block of E Church Street. Upon arrival, officers learned that one house was struck in the shooting, and a child inside the home sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his hand. He was treated at […]


Alabama Avenue Road Closure (between Bloomington Road and Harris Avenue)

In order to complete a pavement repair, Northern Concrete Construction has closed Alabama Avenue between Bloomington Road and Harris Avenue.  The closure began on Thursday, May 19, 2022, and will reopen on Monday, May 23, 2022, weather permitting. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, access will be maintained for all local […]


Curtis Road Lane Closure (between Wynstone Drive and Cherry Hills Drive)

In order to install fiberoptic utility, i3 Broadband and Stark Companies will close one westbound lane of Curtis Road between Wynstone Drive and Cherry Hills Drive.  The closure will begin on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, and will reopen on Friday, May 27, 2022, weather permitting.  During the closure, westbound traffic will be reduced to one […]


Police Department Hosts Employee Awards Ceremony

On May 18, 2022, the Champaign Police Department held their annual Police Employee Awards Ceremony. Award recipients for 2021 include: Officer of the Year: Officer Douglas Wendt Employee of the Year: Kyle Hayden, Police Services Representative Life Saving Award: Officer Jeff Thomas, Officer Anderson Agudelo, and Officer Jordan Wooten Distinguished Leadership Award: Sgt. Dennis Baltzell […]