City of Champaign News

Mattis Avenue Lane Closures (Between Springfield Avenue and Kirby Avenue)

The City of Champaign will be performing asphalt repairs on Mattis Avenue between Springfield Avenue and Kirby Avenue and may reduce traffic to one lane in each direction. Any lane closures will occur on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Monday, August 19, and ending Friday, August 30, 2019.



Champaign Police Department Showing Zero Tolerance for Seat Belt Violations Around the Labor Day Holiday

Champaign – As the last major holiday ushers out the summer, the Champaign Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. The seat-belt enforcement campaign will take place August 15 through 28. Click It or Ticket enforces the proper use of seat-belts and car-seats to […]


Police Respond to Overnight Shooting, Suspect Arrested

On Aug. 15, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Champaign Police were called to the 500 block of East Columbia Avenue for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police discovered evidence confirming a shooting had occurred and soon learned two shooting victims arrived at area hospitals, both by personal transport. A 30-year-old male victim arrived […]


August 20, 2019 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the August 20, 2019 Regular Council Meeting and 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 welcome […]


Taste of Champaign Traffic Impact

Due to the Champaign Park District’s Taste of Champaign event this weekend, State Street and Elm Street will be closed between Church Street and University Avenue. In addition, parking on Church Street from Elm Street to State Street will be restricted to Champaign Park District vendors with a permit. The streets will be closed to […]


City Staff Represents at Booth During C-U Days

The City of Champaign staffed a booth at the annual Champaign-Urbana Days celebration held on Saturday August 10.  The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination division organized the City’s engagement effort for the event with staff representatives from the Neighborhood Services Department, the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights, and the Champaign Police Department providing additional […]


Hundreds Gather Around the STAR Longest Table

The first Champaign STAR Longest Table event was held on Monday, August 12, at the City View Banquet & Meeting Center in the Illinois Terminal building.  Although the event was previously scheduled as an outdoor event, it was moved inside due to inclement weather. 235 people pre-registered online, and even the threat of thunderstorms could […]


City Staff Poses, Posts for #CityHallSelfie Day

More than forty staff members representing ten City departments gathered outside the City Building to take a #CityHallSelfie ahead of the August 15 national social media event. Additionally, staff and residents shared posts with City accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram throughout the day, which the City liked and reshared. The hashtag provides a fun […]


Community Advisory – Significant Traffic Impacts

Community Advisory – Significant Traffic Impacts (Due to Campus Move-in and Ongoing Construction Activities) The City of Champaign would like to advise the community of additional traffic impacts over the next week and a half. A record number of public and private construction projects currently underway both on and off campus are affecting traffic. Travelers […]