City of Champaign News

Residential Fire – 2003 Winchester Dr.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a single-family home at 2003 Winchester Dr., Friday, June 9, at 12:08 a.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in the home. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire in this single-story residence, with all occupants already outside. Once on the scene, fire crews reported […]

Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more.  Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 405 Stoughton $24,330,562 05/30/23 New Multi-Family 808 E Bradley $1,761,450 05/31/23 Addition Church 1703 S Neil $2,000,000 06/06/23 New Carwash 132 E University […]

Champaign Police Seek Community Assistance in Investigating Bank Robbery

Champaign Police were dispatched at 1:46 p.m. on June 5, 2023, to the 1600 block of W. Springfield Avenue for a report of a Bank Robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned a suspect entered the bank, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. The suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of currency. No injuries have […]

University Avenue Lane Closures

University Avenue Lane Closures (between Chestnut Street and First Street) CHAMPAIGN – Starting Tuesday June 6, 2023, Pole Painting Plus will be in town repainting the traffic signal at the intersection of University Avenue and Chestnut Street. They will then move on to repaint the streetlight poles between Chestnut Street and First Street along University […]

Healey St. Road Closure

Healey St. Road Closure As part of the City’s 2023 Infrastructure Maintenance Project, Feutz Contractors will be closing Healey St. between 2nd Street and 3rd Street. The work will begin Tuesday, June 6, 2023. The closure is expected to last 4 to 6 weeks, weather permitting. Please do not park on the street near the […]

June 6, 2023 Regular Council Meeting

The City Council agenda for the June 6, 2023 Regular Council Meeting is now available through the link below. 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. […]

Neighborhood Services and Busey Bank Successfully Close Out the Affordable Housing Program Grant

In June 2019 Neighborhood Services partnered with Busey Bank to apply for a highly competitive Affordable Housing Program grant through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLB). In November 2019 the Neighborhood Services Department received notice that they were approved for the grant for the purpose of providing safety and lighting upgrades to single […]