City of Champaign News

Community Coalition Work

Community Coalition Work Community Relations Manager, Tracy Parsons, staffed a table at the Champaign Central vs. Danville High School basketball game on January 8. The purpose of the table was to help community members fill out Neighborhood Needs Assessment forms. These surveys are an initiative of the Community Coalition’s Community Violence Response Task Force and […]


Public Works Shares December Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 190 total requests during December 2019.  This was a decrease from November’s 231 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 20 (9 percent) issues. The Sewer Section responded to 27 percent of service requests.  Second was […]


Award Recipients Announced for the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

Four prestigious community awards will be presented to individuals and organizations that uphold the principles and ideals of Dr. King during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on January 17, 2020. The 2020 award recipients include: • Pastor Rickey E. Parks – Winner of the Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award • Austin’s […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure (Mattis Avenue at Bradley Avenue)

In order to perform storm sewer repairs, Duce Construction will be closing the right turn lane of northbound Mattis Avenue onto Bradley Avenue. This turn movement will continue to be allowed from the outer northbound Mattis Avenue traffic lane. All other travel at this intersection will remain unaffected by this work. Work is scheduled to […]


January 7, 2020 Regular Council Meeting

The City Council agenda for the January 7, 2020 Regular Council Meeting 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 and encouraged. Click here to […]


Community Alert: Counterfeit Currency

The Champaign Police Department are investigating recent reports of counterfeit currency being presented to area businesses. Many of the forgery attempts involve an individual presenting a washed, or bleached, $10 bill and presenting it as a $100 bill. In one instance, an alert employee noticed the watermark on the $100 bill was of Alexander Hamilton […]



Sixth Street Road Closure (between Green Street and John Street) RESCHEDULED

In order to facilitate temporary crane placement at 708 S. Sixth Street, Core Spaces and J H Findorff will close Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street.  The closure has been rescheduled to the following dates: Monday, December 30 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019 During the closure, Sixth Street will be closed to through […]


Media Advisory – Sherwood Court Smoke Alarm Blitz

The Champaign Fire Department has organized a “Smoke Alarm Blitz” in the neighborhood that surrounds the home of the overnight fire at 9 Sherwood Court.  On Sunday, December 22, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Fire Department crews will be going door-to-door on Sherwood Court offering to check smoke alarms. Crews will offer to install free smoke […]