City of Champaign News

Restorative Justice Gathering

On July 1, 2024 the Trauma & Resilience Initiative, in partnership with ReImagine IL, held a restorative justice gathering at the Douglass Branch Library. Community organizations such as ReDeploy, DREAAM, the University of Illinois School of Social Work, Champaign County Probation, and the Equity & Engagement department were in attendance. A round table discussion was […]


4th Annual Beat the Streets

On June 29, 2024, Angel’s Youth Center hosted their fourth annual “Beat the Streets” event at Champaign’s Centennial Park. Executive Director Angelica Johnson said the event was created to educate kids about the dangers of gun violence, and to encourage consideration for their future. Angel’s Youth Center welcomed nearly 50 kids from throughout Central Illinois […]


Apartment Fire – 600 Block of Crescent Dr.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire at an apartment building in the 600 block of Crescent Dr., Tuesday, July 2 at 3:00 a.m. Fire crews worked to extinguish the fire inside this three-story multi-family residence. Firefighters responded to the report from an occupant of a fire at this multi-family residence. Once on the […]


Apartment Fire – 500 Block of E. Columbia Ave.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire at an apartment building in the 500 block of E. Columbia Ave., Monday, July 1 at 11:36 p.m. Fire crews worked to extinguish the fire inside this eight unit apartment building. Firefighters responded to the report from a passerby of a fire at this multi-family residence. Once […]


Springfield Avenue Lane Closure (between New Street and Lynn Street)

In order to perform storm sewer cleaning, Hoerr Construction will be closing the south lane of Springfield Avenue between New Street and Lynn Street. During this time, eastbound traffic on Springfield Avenue will be merged into the center turn lane through a short construction work zone. Westbound traffic on Springfield Avenue will remain unaffected. Work […]


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

In order to perform storm sewer cleaning, Hoerr Construction will be closing the center of First Street between Park Street and University Avenue. During this time, both northbound and southbound traffic on First Street will be reduced to a single lane through a short construction work zone. Work is scheduled to begin around 7 a.m. […]


July 2, 2024 Regular Council Meeting

The City Council agenda for the July 2, 2024 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. […]


Online Registration for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

A Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event has been scheduled to take place in Champaign County on Saturday, August 17, 2024. This drop-off event is sponsored by the Illinois EPA and is open to all Illinois residents. Residents must pre-register for this event at hhwevent.simplybook.me by selecting an available time slot between 8 a.m. and […]


University Avenue Lane Closure (Between Chestnut Street and First Street)

In order to perform storm sewer cleaning, Hoerr Construction will be closing the right lane of westbound University Avenue between Chestnut Street and First Street. During this time, westbound University Avenue will be reduced to a single lane through a short construction work zone. Work is scheduled to occur sometime between 7 a.m. on Monday, […]


University Avenue Lane Closure (between Market Street and Chestnut Street)

In order to perform storm sewer cleaning, Hoerr Construction will be closing the right lane of westbound University Avenue between Market Street and Chestnut Street. During this time, westbound University Avenue will be reduced to a single lane through a short construction work zone. Work is scheduled to occur sometime between 7 a.m. on Monday, […]