City of Champaign News

Kenwood Elementary School Traffic Changes

Unit 4 School District requested a new traffic pattern at Kenwood Elementary School to improve student safety by separating the bus and private vehicle flows during pickup and drop-off times.  Public Works staff worked with Unit 4 as well as residents and a nearby business to discuss how changes to traffic flow on Stratford Drive […]

Two New Registered Neighborhood Groups

On Monday September 11, 2023, Old Warson Road neighborhood watch held their first group meeting at Powell Park. Ten neighbors participated in the initial group meeting and discussed challenges and opportunities impacting the neighbors. NSD staff shared engagement and organizing strategies to address some of the neighborhood stability issues. The initial group meeting will be […]

Safe States Annual Injury & Violence Prevention Conference

September 11-14, 2023, the Equity and Engagement Department sent Community Relations Managers, Jorge Elvir and Tracy Parsons, to the Safe States Annual Injury & Violence Presentation Conference in Denver, Colorado. The Safe States Alliance is a national non-profit membership association dedicated to strengthening the practice of injury and violence prevention through an anti-racism and health […]

Welcoming Week 2023!

On September 8 -17, 2023, Welcoming Week is celebrated across the county! Here in Champaign County, the New American Welcome Center’s coordinated nearly 30 events for foreign and native born community members to come together and celebrate the diversity of our community. These events included music/dance performances, ally training, arts education, entrepreneurship, cultural festivals and […]

Welcoming Week Joint Proclamation at the Kickoff Celebration

On September 8, 2023, Champaign County kicked off Welcoming Week  in a big way! Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen and Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin came together to read the Welcoming Week Joint Proclamation during the Kickoff Celebration. This proclamation continues to show both Cities’ commitment to the inclusion and flourishing of our foreign born community members. This was […]

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 4518 Legends $325,000 08/31/23 New Single Family 4516 Legends $325,000 08/31/23 New Single Family 3906 Bay Circle $330,000 08/31/23 New Single Family 3908 […]

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure (between Arrow Road and Lincolnshire Drive)

In order to replace driveway approaches at 1705 S. Prospect, County Asphalt will close one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Arrow Road and Lincolnshire Drive. The closure will begin on Tuesday, September 19, and will reopen on Friday, September 22, 2023. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.