City of Champaign News


Investigation Reveals Dr. Howard Student Injury Accidental

On Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, Champaign Police responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department following a report of an injured female student from Dr. Howard Elementary School. Upon arrival, officers discovered the student had sustained a serious laceration to her abdomen. The incident was assigned to Champaign Police Detectives. The preliminary investigation revealed the injury […]


Human Resources Department Hosts Coaching and Counseling Workshops

Forty-two managers and supervisors participated in a pair of Coaching and Counseling workshops on September 18, 2019.  The interactive workshops, which are the first in the City’s new Supervisor Essentials Series, took place at the Champaign Police Department. Both sessions offered the opportunity for attendees to develop their skills, collaborate with other managers and supervisors, […]


New Interactive Yard Waste Collection Map

The Champaign Public Works Department has made it easier for residents to determine their collection zone and dates for the City’s Yard Waste Collections.  Residents simply access the Yard Waste Collection Map on either the Interactive Maps page or the Yard Waste page of the City’s website, type in their address, and success!  The interactive […]


Neighborhood Programs – HUD Monitoring Visit

From July 15-19, 2019, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducted onsite monitoring of the City of Champaign’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.  The City received the HUD monitoring visit results on September 16, and is excited to report there were no Findings and no Concerns.  The purpose of the visit […]


City to Participate in 2019 Champaign-Urbana Pride Fest and Parade

The City of Champaign will once again have an information booth at the 2019 Champaign-Urbana Pride Fest and Parade.  The popular outdoor celebration and vendor fair will take place in the City of Champaign parking lot north of One Main Plaza in Downtown Champaign from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019, with performances and […]


Finance Department Staff Present at IGFOA Conference

City of Champaign Finance Department staff members Kay Nees and Jennifer Johnson recently attended the annual Illinois Government Finance Officers Association Conference.  The conference was held in Bloomington, Illinois, and the theme was “Achieving Excellence Together”.  Kay and Jennifer also presented the topic, “Online Payments for Self-Reported Taxes” where they shared information on developing a […]


September 24, 2019 Special Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session Agenda

The City Council agenda for the September 24, 2019 Special Regular Council Meeting & Post Council Study Session is now available online. 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 […]


Sixth Street Sewer Construction (Between Healey Street and Green Street)

In order to install a new sanitary sewer main extension, Duce Construction and Findorff Construction will occupy a portion of Sixth Street between Healey Street and Green Street. The work will begin on Monday, September 23, 2019, and will continue through the end of October. Southbound Sixth Street traffic will be maintained at all times […]


Church Street Lane Closures (From McKinley Avenue to James Street)

As part of Phase III West Washington Street Drainage Improvements, Church Street between McKinley Avenue and James Street will be closed during daylight hours on weekdays while work is performed.  The lane closures will begin on Friday, September 20, 2019, and continue through the end of November.