City of Champaign News

City Co-Hosts Welcoming Week Kick Off

The City of Champaign and the University YMCA New American Welcome Center co-hosted the Welcoming Week Kick off on September 13, 2019 in the parking lot in front of the Orpheum Children’s Museum in Downtown Champaign.  Attendees heard upbeat performances from Abraham Mellish and Jean-Rene Balekita and Bomoyi Ministries. Welcoming Week is a nationwide celebration […]

MCORE Project 4 – Traffic Pattern Changes and Closures

On Monday, September 23, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will change over from working on the east half of Wright Street to working on the west half of Wright Street. This will result in several traffic pattern changes. A few key items are highlighted below; please see the attached traffic pattern exhibit for more […]

IDOT INFORMATION SHARING – Bradley Avenue Work Zone (Bluegrass Lane Intersection to Close for Two Weeks)

The City of Champaign is sharing the attached press release on behalf of the Illinois Department of Transportation regarding the Bradley Avenue bridge project. Bradley Avenue work zone to expand again Sept. 18 Bluegrass Lane intersection to close for two weeks The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the Bluegrass Lane intersection just west of […]

Congratulations to the Award Recipients of the 2019 Immigrant Welcome Awards

Public Invited to the Immigrant Welcome Awards Ceremony and Celebration on September 21 The sponsors of the 6th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards are proud to announce the recipients of this year’s awards. Those being honored include: Business Leadership Award – Ruth Wyman Law Office Community Impact Award – Bend the Arc: Champaign-Urbana & Dr. Annie […]

City Arborists to Participate in Event Honoring Veterans

To express their gratitude to our brave men and women who have served in the armed services, Saluting Branches will be holding the fifth annual Saluting Branches: Arborists united for Veteran Remembrance Day of Service on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Saluting Branches is a non-profit organization originated by Rainbow Treecare, who partnered with the U.S. […]

Public Safety Warning: Counterfeit Currency

The Champaign Police Department has received several reports of counterfeit currency being presented to area businesses and are notifying the community about this fraudulent crime. Investigators have learned that much of the counterfeit currency is often placed into circulation by passing it through the hands of several persons. These persons then continue to circulate the […]

Online Registration for the Illinois EPA-Sponsored One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Champaign County

The online registration for the fall Illinois EPA-Sponsored One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Champaign County will open on Monday, September 23, at 8 a.m. The link to the online registration system is The collection event will take place on Saturday, October 26, in Champaign. (Residents can find drop-off location information on the […]

September 17, 2019 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the September 17, 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 […]

Mattis Avenue Lane Closures (Between Springfield Avenue and Kirby Avenue) – Extended Date

The City of Champaign is 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 continue to occur on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Work will continue through Friday, September 27, 2019.