City of Champaign News

University Avenue Lane Closure (between Chestnut Street and First Street)

In order to facilitate masonry work at 66 Chester Street, Vision Contracting will close one eastbound lane of University Avenue between Chestnut Street and First Street.  The closure will begin on Thursday, January 23, 2020, and will reopen on Friday, February 7, 2020. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.  

Champaign Police Investigating Stabbing, Arrest Made

On Jan. 21, 2020, at approximately 12:16 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 100 block of Kenwood Road for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 20-year-old male suffering from multiple, non-life-threatening stab wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital. The preliminary investigation revealed the stabbing occurred following a verbal altercation between […]

Suspect Arrested in Jan. 21, 2019, Shooting Investigation

On. Jan. 17, 2020, at approximately 10:29 a.m., the United States Marshals Service with assistance from the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force arrested Demaris Miner, 32, of Urbana, in the 1500 block of East Washington Street in Urbana without incident. Miner had an outstanding Champaign County arrest warrant for the offense of Aggravated Battery […]

January 21, 2020 Regular Council Meeting

The City Council agenda for the January 21, 2020 Regular Council Meeting 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 welcome and encouraged. Click here to […]

City Staff Discuss Careers with Area Youth

City staff shared information about their jobs with area eighth graders at the 29th Annual Career Conference at the I Hotel and Conference Center. This week-long conference runs January 14-23, 2020, and attracts more than 2,000 students from 23 area schools.  The goal is to inform area students about local career opportunities.  Mary Catherine Roberson […]

Neighborhood Safety Meeting

Tracy Parsons and Mary Catherine Roberson from the City’s Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights attended the Neighborhood Safety Meeting at Country Brook on January 13, 2020. Also, present were Council Member Angie Brix and John Ruffin and Kerri Wiman from the Neighborhood Services Department. Residents came to the meeting to share their thoughts, […]

Community Coalition Meetings Now on CGTV

The City’s Communications Division and Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights recently worked together to begin televising the Champaign County Community Coalition meetings. These popular meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Champaign Holiday Inn and are open to the public. Staff from the Communications Division began recording the meetings […]

West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Receives U.S. EPA Recognition

West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Receives U.S. EPA Recognition On November 18, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements as an honorable mention project under the “Performance and Innovation in Creating Environmental Success” program. Under this program, projects across the nation that showcase water quality improvements and public […]

Champaign Sees Second Highest Year of Construction Value During 2019

Champaign continues to prove to be a great place to live, work, and play, as the City of Champaign’s Building Safety Division processed $252,890,006 in construction permits during 2019. That makes 2019 the second-highest year on record, second only to 2007 when the City processed $305 million of construction permits. During 2019, the Building Safety […]

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair pavement failures, A&A Concrete will be closing one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Green Street and Healey Street.  The closure will begin on Monday, January 13, 2020, and is expected to last four days; weather permitting. Please do not park on the street near the construction site or in areas […]