City of Champaign News

Champaign Police Investigating Bank Robbery

Today, at approximately 9:15 a.m., Champaign Police responded to Regions Bank, located at 111 S. State St., for a reported bank robbery. The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered the bank, passed a note to the bank employee and fled with an undetermined amount of currency. The suspect was observed fleeing westbound to the south […]

Sixth Street Road Closures (Between Green Street and John Street)

In order to complete a series of foundation concrete pours, Core Spaces and J H Findorff will be closing Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street. These closures will occur intermittently during the months of April and May as construction progresses. The City will provide notification for each scheduled closure. The following closures have […]

City Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 29th year.  This award demonstrates that the City’s adopted budget document is of the very highest quality, reflecting the guidelines and best practices established by GFOA and the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting.  The […]

April 9, 2019 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the April 9, 2019 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session is now available online. 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 […]

City Presents Home Maintenance Workshop

On Saturday, March 30, Rehabilitation Technician Joe Lewis presented a Home Maintenance Workshop as part of The Habitat for Humanity’s Money Smart Week program. The workshop was held at the Habitat Restore, 119 E. University, Champaign. The presentation consisted of maintenance tips for homeowners, including visual checks inside and outside the home, replacement of furnace […]

City Staff Attends Census Summit in Springfield

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer, attended the Census 2020 IL “Count Me in” Summit in Springfield. The April 3 summit announced 42 grantees across the State of Illinois who will receive funds to target hard to count populations by increasing marketing and outreach and developing creative strategies to ensure the removal of barriers to […]

Public Works Shares March Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 291 total requests during March 2019.  This was an increase from February’s 288 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 35 (12 percent) issues. The Sewer Section responded to 32 percent of the service requests.  […]

Request for Letters of Interest – St. Mary’s Road (Fourth Street to Neil Street) Project

The City of Champaign is seeking Letters of Interest to provide the City with professional engineering services for the above-referenced project. The project is a collaborative effort between the City and the University of Illinois. The project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation and will implement complete street elements consistent with the City’s […]

Online Registration for the Spring Residential Electronics Collection Event

The online registration for the next Residential Electronics Collection event for residents living in participating communities in Champaign County will open on Monday, April 8, at 8 a.m. The link to the online registration system is The collection event will take place on Saturday, May 18, at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue in […]