City of Champaign News

Clark Street Lane Closure (between Neil Street and Randolph Street)

In order to facilitate roofing operations at 101 W. University Avenue (Christie Clinic), Henson Robinson will close the westbound lane of Clark Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street.  The closure will occur on Friday, September 23, 2022, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. During the closure, eastbound traffic will remain open, […]



i3 Broadband Fiberoptic Construction Project

The City of Champaign is sharing this information on behalf of i3 Broadband. i3 Broadband will begin installation of fiberoptic utility (in an area bordered north/south by Devonshire Drive and Windsor Road and east/west by O’Donnell Drive and Prospect Avenue). The construction process will continue for 6-8 weeks from first seeing utility flags to completing […]


Anthony Drive Road Closure (between Dale Drive and Dobbins Drive)

In order to bore a new storm sewer for I-74, Stark Excavating and IDOT will close Anthony Drive between Dale Drive and Dobbins Drive. The closure will begin on Friday, September 23, and will reopen on Saturday, October 1, 2022, weather permitting. No through traffic will be allowed on Anthony Drive between Dale Drive and […]


Railroad Crossing Work and Bradley Avenue Road Closure – Revised Start Date

The City of Champaign is sharing this information on behalf of Norfolk Southern Railroad: The City of Champaign has been notified that in order to complete repairs to five railroad crossings generally located north of University Avenue between Fifth Street and McKinley Avenue, Norfolk Southern Railroad will close the following streets: • Fifth Street just […]


Mayor Feinen Reelected to Illinois Municipal League Board of Directors

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen was reelected to the Illinois Municipal League (IML) Board of Directors on September 17, 2022. During IML’s Annual Business Meeting last week, Mayor Feinen was elected to another one-year term and will continue to serve as one of the Board’s 34 Vice […]


Residential Fire – 1803 Scottsdale Dr.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire inside a vacant home at 1803 Scottsdale Dr., September 18, 2022, at 7:19 a.m.  Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire inside this single-family home. Firefighters responded to a report from a passerby of a fire in this single-story home.  Once on the scene, firefighters reported heavy fire […]


Shooting Investigation – 1300 Block of Bloomington Road

On September 17, 2022, at approximately 7:14 p.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Bloomington Road for a report of a car accident and several reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found a vehicle that had rolled over and destroyed a power pole. No occupants were located from the vehicle in […]


Shooting Investigation – 2400 Block of W. Springfield Avenue

On September 16, 2022, at approximately 7:48 p.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of W. Springfield Avenue for a report of a shooting with injury. Upon arrival, officers located a 16-year-old victim from Champaign with multiple non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the legs. Responding officers immediately rendered medical aid until an ambulance could […]