City of Champaign News

Community Engagement Fun at Touch-A-Truck Event at Centennial Park

On May 11, 2022, the City’s Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments participated in the Champaign Park District’s Touch-A-Truck event at Centennial Park. The four-hour event gave kids and parents an opportunity to get up close and personal with several unique vehicles from the City’s fleet, including a squad car, SWAT truck, crime scene van, […]


2022 Concrete Street Improvements Project (Western Avenue from Kirby Avenue to Chevy Chase Drive)

As part of the City’s 2022 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the pavement on Western Avenue from Kirby Avenue to Chevy Chase Drive will be reconstructed. In conjunction with the City’s work, Illinois American Water Company will be replacing water main along this portion of Western Avenue. A and R Services will be the contractor for […]


2022 Concrete Street Improvements Project – Revised (Fourth Street from Armory Avenue to Daniel Street)

As part of the City’s 2022 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the pavement on Fourth Street from Armory Avenue to Daniel Street will be reconstructed. In conjunction with the City’s work, Illinois American Water Company will be replacing water main below the pavement on this portion of Fourth Street. A and R Services will be the […]


Champaign Police Unveil Oberheim Memorial Car – Fallen Hero Honored at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

As we approach the first anniversary of the tragic death of Officer Christopher Oberheim, the Champaign Police Department is proud to announce the completion of a memorial squad car design in his memory. Officer Oberheim’s duty vehicle, Squad 57, has been redesigned to honor the life and legacy of our fallen hero. The memorial design […]


Elliot Kraft Honored as 2021 Firefighter of the Year Recipient

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club honored the 2021 Firefighter of the Year recipient, Firefighter Elliot Kraft, on May 9th at a luncheon held at Sammy’s Pancake House, 1206 N. Mattis Ave. Firefighter Elliot Kraft was selected as the Firefighter of the Year for his dedication to the fire service and the […]


Hazardous Materials Incident – 3200 Farber Dr.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a potential hazardous materials incident at 3200 Farber Dr., Wednesday, May 11th at 12:41 p.m. Fire crews have been able to prevent any product release. Firefighters responded to a report from a commercial occupancy of an overheating 55-gallon drum of aluminum powder suspended in water. Once on the scene, […]


2022 Concrete Street Improvements Project

As part of the City’s 2022 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the pavement on Fourth Street from Armory Avenue to Daniel Street will be reconstructed. In conjunction with the City’s work, Illinois American Water Company will be replacing water main below the pavement on this portion of Fourth Street. A and R Services will be the […]


Fields South Drive Lane Closure (between Windsor Road and Healthcare Drive)

In order to repair pavement failures, A&A Concrete will be closing the southbound lane of Fields Drive South between Windsor Road and Healthcare Drive. Repair work will begin on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The closure is expected to last one day, weather permitting. Please do not park on the street near the construction site or […]


Country Fair Drive Lane Narrowed (immediately north of Church Street)

In order to perform storm sewer and pavement repairs, SNC Construction will be narrowing the northbound lane of Country Fair Drive immediately north of Church Street. All travel at the intersection will remain open and unaffected by this work. Work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, and is planned to […]


May 10, 2022 Regular Study Session

The City Council agenda for the May 10, 2022 Regular Study Session 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. […]