City of Champaign News

City of Champaign Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

The City of Champaign has confirmed a Champaign Police Officer has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently recovering at home in isolation and does not require hospitalization. The employee’s identity and specific work responsibilities will not be released, nor will the City comment on their medical condition to protect the individual’s privacy. The […]


Residential Fire – 1618 W Union St.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a duplex at 1618 W Union St., Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 12:56 a.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in the residence. Firefighters responded to a report from a neighbor of a fire in the single-story duplex. Once on the scene, fire crews reported smoke […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closures (between Kirby Avenue and Broadmoor Drive)

In order to install new gas main and services, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will close one southbound lane and one northbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Kirby Avenue and Broadmoor Drive. The closures will begin on Monday, April 6, and will end on Friday, April 17, 2020. Both northbound and southbound traffic will be […]


City Extends Time to Make Court-Ordered Payments on Ordinance Violation Cases

On March 24, 2020, County Administrative Order 2020-04 was issued by Circuit Judge Thomas J. Difanis, extending time to make court ordered payments in traffic, DUI, criminal felony, criminal misdemeanor, and juvenile delinquency cases in Champaign County. While this order does not address ordinance violation cases, the Legal Department would like to extend it to […]


City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Spring Yard Waste Collection

On March 30, 2020, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-09 to postpone the start of the April and May spring yard waste collection until further notice. In response to the current public health emergency, the Public Works Department has reduced staff to responding to life safety emergencies only and thus cannot […]


2020 Spring Yard Waste Collection Postponed

The start of the April and May spring yard waste collection will be postponed until rescheduled by the Public Works Director.  Please do not place any yard waste materials by your curb for collection as crews will not be collecting materials as previously scheduled.  (Emergency Order 20-09 provides details on this postponement.) You are encouraged […]


Church Street Lane Closure Extended (between Prairie Street and Elm Street)

In order to connect water services at 402 and 408 W. Church Street, Mayfield Construction has closed one westbound lane of Church Street between Prairie Street and Elm Street. The closure began on Monday, March 23, and will reopen on Friday, April 3, 2020. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Pine Street Road Closure (between Arlington Court and Healey Street)

In order to complete an emergency sanitary sewer repair at 505 South Pine Street, Duce Construction will be closing Pine Street immediately north of Arlington Court. The closure will begin on Tuesday, March 31, and will reopen on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  Access to properties north of Arlington Court will be maintained via Healey Street.  […]


MCORE Project 4 – Temporary Closure of an Intersection (Wright Street and Green Street)

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will begin reconstructing the intersection of Wright Street and Green Street, weather permitting. Starting April 1, 2020, the intersection of Wright Street and Green Street will be closed to east – west through traffic to allow for the reconstruction of the pavement within the […]