City of Champaign News

New Way to Access Zoning Cases Online

Staff from the City of Champaign’s Planning and Development Department recently worked with the Geographic Information Systems Administrator to make previously approved zoning cases, including Planned Developments, Special Use Permits, Historical Landmarks, Rezonings, Mitigation Plans, Variances, and Annexation Agreements, available to the general public through the City’s Interactive City Map. The City Map is available […]


Police Investigating Two Overnight Shootings

On May 10, 2019, at approximately 10:12 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1100 block of North James Street for reports of gunfire in the area.  While officers were on scene, they were informed an individual had been struck by gunfire and had been transported to the hospital by a private vehicle. Police were later […]


Kirby Avenue Storm Sewer Repair (Crescent Drive to Kenwood Road)

Duce Construction will be constructing a storm sewer inlet and manhole repair on Kirby Avenue between Crescent Drive and Kenwood Road.  Westbound Kirby Avenue traffic will be merged into a single lane through a short construction work zone.  Eastbound Kirby Avenue traffic and traffic at the intersections will not be affected by this work. Work […]



Arrest Warrant Issued in Homicide Investigation

On May 5, 2019, at approximately 1:49 a.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to an apartment complex parking lot in the 400 block of Edgebrook Dr. following reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 21-year-old male victim, later identified as Scott Roth, who had sustained life-threatening injuries. Mr. Roth was transported to a local […]


Bradley Avenue Construction Project Lane Closures (Between Prospect Avenue and McKinley Avenue)

Weather permitting, Otto Baum will begin work on a Bradley Avenue construction project on Monday, May 13. The project includes curb and gutter, sidewalk, and lighting upgrades and is expected to last through the end of August. Multiple lane closures are expected throughout the project.


Presentation on Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP)

The U.S. Small Business Administration recognized National Small Business Week May 5-11, 2019. Locally, the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County Economic Development Center hosted 13 free events to celebrate the week. On May 9, Rachel Joy (Community Relations Manager and Compliance Officer) gave a presentation about the Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP) […]


Springfield Avenue Storm Sewer Repair (Between Fair Street and Mattis Avenue)

Duce Construction will be constructing a storm sewer inlet repair on Springfield Avenue between Fair Street and Mattis Avenue. Westbound Springfield Avenue traffic will be merged into a single lane thru a short construction work zone. Eastbound Springfield Avenue traffic and traffic at the intersections will not be affected by this work. Work is planned […]



MCORE Project 4 Construction Update (Closures of Armory Ave. and Wright St.)

On Monday, May 13, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will close two blocks near the corner of Armory Avenue and Wright Street: • Wright Street from Armory Avenue to Chalmers Street • Armory Avenue from Sixth Street to Wright Street The closure is for reconstruction of these two blocks. The streets will be closed […]