City of Champaign News

Harvard Street Road Closure (between Prospect Avenue and Willis Avenue)

In order to repair pavement failures, A&A Concrete will be closing Harvard Street between Prospect Avenue and Willis Avenue. Repair work will begin on Thursday, September 24, 2020, with the closure expected to last four days, weather permitting. Please do not park on the street near the construction site or in areas that are posted […]


Temporary Streetlight Outage Along Vine Street (between Prospect Avenue and Neil Street)

Due to a circuit controller malfunction, the streetlights on Vine Street between Prospect Avenue and Neil Street are not currently functioning. This is also affecting streetlights on side streets along Vine Street, including portions of New Street, Lynn Street, Elm Street, and Maple Street. The controller is being repaired and the streetlights will be restored […]


Arrest Made in Sept. 7 Shooting Investigation – 100 Block of Kenwood Road

On Sept. 18, 2020, at approximately 11:31 a.m., Champaign Police arrested Ketone Lavell Bryant, 20, of Champaign, for his alleged involvement in the shooting of a 27-year-old male on Sept. 7, 2020. Bryant was arrested without incident in the 300 block of West Marketview Drive in Champaign, and he was transported to the Champaign County […]


September 22, 2020 Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the September 22, 2020 Regular Study Session is now available through the link below. In accordance with Champaign’s Emergency Order 20-10 and Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the City Council will conduct their meeting through an electronic platform.  This meeting will be […]


Champaign Fire Department Awarded Grant for Fire Officer and Incident Safety Officer Training

The Champaign Fire Department completed the application process for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant made available to fire departments to fund professional development training for future fire officers. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the grant which will provide funding to the Champaign Fire Department for Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, and Incident […]



State Street Road Closure (between Tremont Street and Maple Street)

In order to complete rail and pavement maintenance, Norfolk Southern will close State Street between Tremont Street and Maple Street. The closure will begin on Monday, September 21, and will reopen at the end of the day on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area, but access to all […]


Shooting Investigation – 2500 Block of West Springfield Avenue

On Sept. 15, 2020, at approximately 11:29 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 25-year-old male with two gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital and immediately taken into surgery. The victim’s injuries are not currently believed […]


METCAD Supervisors Receive “Patriotic Employers” Award

In August 2020, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) awarded METCAD 9-1-1 Supervisors Jennifer Frost and Karen Clevenger the “Patriotic Employers” Award.  ESGR is a Department of Defense program that was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in […]


Springfield Avenue Lane Closure (Between Mattis Avenue and Fair Street)

In order to perform storm sewer repairs, SNC Construction will be closing the right lane of eastbound Springfield Avenue between Mattis Avenue and Fair Street. Eastbound Springfield Avenue traffic will be merged into a single lane thru a short construction work zone. All travel at intersections will remain unaffected by this work. Work is scheduled […]