City of Champaign News

Bradley Avenue Road Closure (From Market Street to Fourth Street)

In order to complete repairs to the railroad crossing across Bradley Avenue, Canadian National Railroad will close Bradley Avenue, about halfway between Market Street and Fourth Street. The closure will begin early morning Monday, March 30 and is anticipated to be reopened to traffic by Friday morning, April 3, 2020. Through traffic is advised to […]


City of Champaign Extends Expiration Dates for Certain City-Issued Licenses

Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-08, allowing for the extension of the expiration date for the City-issued licenses listed below as specified in Section 19-13 of the Champaign Municipal Code, as well as the required payment for such renewals as specified in Sections 19-13 and 5-33 (Alcoholic beverages).  Renewals and […]


Neil Street Lane Closure (between Buena Vista Drive and Birch Street)

In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance activities, Hoerr Construction, Inc. will be closing the single west lane of South Neil Street from Buena Vista Drive to Birch Street. This single-lane closure will be of short length and time duration and will affect only one travel lane at any given time. Traffic in these […]


Springfield Avenue Lane Closure (at the intersection of South Fifth Street)

In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance activities, Hoerr Construction, Inc. will be closing single lanes of East Springfield Avenue at South Fifth Street.  These single-lane closures will be of short length and time duration and will affect only one travel lane at any given time.  This work will impact both eastbound and westbound […]


Police Investigating Armed Robbery, Seek Public Assistance Identifying Suspect

On March 22, 2020, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the Circle K gas station located at 1501 North Neil Street for a reported armed robbery.  Upon arrival, officers learned a male subject entered the business, displayed a black handgun, and demanded money and cigarettes from the clerk.  After obtaining an undisclosed amount […]


Sixth Street Road Closure – Extended (between Green Street and John Street)

In order to facilitate crane removal at 708 S. Sixth Street, Core Spaces and J H Findorff has closed Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street. Due to weather complications, the closure has been extended one additional week. The following closures have been scheduled: – Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27, 2020 – […]


City of Champaign Announces Additional Service Alterations

Today, the City of Champaign announced additional service changes to promote social distancing and to proactively support the prevention and management of COVID-19. Changes are temporary, and an announcement will be made once the City is able to return to normal business. The Neighborhood Programs Division (Neighborhood Services Department) is suspending all new applications for […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shots Fired Incident, Arrest Made

On March 22, 2020, at approximately 12:29 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the intersection of Paula Drive and Joanne Lane after hearing shots fired. Upon arrival, an officer witnessed a male with a gun fleeing the scene before he was observed discarding the weapon. Shortly afterwards, the suspect was apprehended by police. Evidence was recovered […]



Mayor Issues Order to Cancel March Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Meeting

Today, Mayor Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-03, cancelling the March 23, 2020, Board of Fire and Police Commissioners meeting. Until the next regularly scheduled meeting in April, any power of the of the Board under Section 2-503 of the Champaign Municipal Code may be taken by the City Manager. Cancellation is due to […]