City of Champaign News

Randolph Street Lane Closure (between Park Street and University Avenue)

In order to facilitate loading/unloading activity at the Virginia Theatre, Champaign Park District will close one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Park Street and University Avenue.  The closure will begin on Friday, April 12, and will end on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area during […]


The Chancellor’s Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice

On April 5, 2024, Community Relations Manager, Janel Gomez, attended a symposium for the Chancellor’s Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice. In 2020, Chancellor Robert J. Jones announced a $2 million annual commitment to support research that examines racism and social injustice.  Over two dozen projects have been sponsored by this year’s […]


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

White Construction will close Anthony Drive between Dobbins Drive and Dale Drive. Both eastbound and westbound Anthony Drive traffic will be detoured in the area.  The closure will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Access will be maintained to all local properties.


i3 Broadband Fiberoptic Construction Project – Mattis/Hedge/Bradley

The City of Champaign shares the following information on behalf of i3 Broadband: i3 Broadband will begin installation of fiberoptic utility in an area between Mattis Avenue and Hedge Road (from west to east) and between Hedge Road and Bradley Avenue (from north to south). The construction process will continue for 6-8 weeks from first […]



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 1826 Glenn Park $361,000 03/28/24 Alteration Dispensary 711 S Wright St $696,433 03/29/24 Alteration Restaurant         2024 Overall Construction Value: […]


City Named a Tree City USA for 39th Year

The City is proud to announce it has been named a 2023 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of our commitment to effective management of our urban forest.  The City received the Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements:  Having a forestry division, a tree care ordinance, an […]


Logan Street Lane Closure (from Neil Street to Walnut Street)

In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance activities, Hoerr Construction, Inc. will be closing the eastbound lane of Logan Street from Neil Street to Walnut Street. Traffic traveling east on Clark Street to Logan Street and traffic traveling south on Neil turning eastbound to Logan Street will be affected.  Work is planned during the […]



Prime Contractor Breakfast

On Friday, March 29, 2024 the City’s Equity and Engagement Department in partnership with the Finance Department, hosted a breakfast for prime contractors to learn more about the City’s procurement process and diversity efforts. City staff were also invited to participate and speak to vendors.  More than 30 people were in attendance and our prime […]