Items tagged: Public Works

Applications Now Being Accepted for Champaign Public Works Director Position

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that the recruitment for a new Public Works Director has moved into the application phase and potential candidates can learn more about this exciting public service career opportunity by visiting For full consideration, applications must be received by November 5, 2021. City Manager Dorothy Ann David […]

New Episode of Champaign City Profiles Features Kris Koester  

In the latest Champaign City Profiles podcast we talk with Kris Koester (Administrative Services Manager/Public Information Officer) about managing the parking, recycling and administrative support staff at Public Works. Kris then discusses his role as Public Works’ public information officer, then finishes with an explanation of his role as the LGBTQ+ liaison to the City […]

City of Champaign Announces Additional Service Alterations

Today, the City of Champaign announced additional service changes to promote social distancing and to proactively support the prevention and management of COVID-19. Changes are temporary, and an announcement will be made once the City is able to return to normal business. The Neighborhood Programs Division (Neighborhood Services Department) is suspending all new applications for […]

Public Works Shares December Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 190 total requests during December 2019.  This was a decrease from November’s 231 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 20 (9 percent) issues. The Sewer Section responded to 27 percent of service requests.  Second was […]

Longest Table Moved Indoors & Main Street Road Closure Update

The City of Champaign’s 2019 STAR Longest Table event is being moved indoors due to forecasted weather this afternoon and evening. Main Street between Neil Street and Walnut Street will remain open to all traffic and Fremont Street will not be blocked Registered participants for 2019 STAR Longest Table should go to Cityview Banquet Center […]

City’s Response for Storm Damage – Trees and Brush Collection Announced

The City of Champaign Public Works Department would like to update its residents on the storm cleanup activities taking place in south-central Champaign and other areas of the City. Storms on Sunday, May 26, 2019, left behind many damaged trees, bushes, and other natural debris. Much of this damage was in the area bounded by […]

Staff & Consultants Present “The MCORE Story” at APWA Conference

Assistant City Engineer Chris Sokolowski joined Jay Rank, Planner with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, and consultants Clark Dietz and Hanson Professional Services to present “The MCORE Story” at the 2019 American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter Conference in Peoria on Thursday, May 2. The presentation included an overview of the MCORE projects as well […]

City Receives Two Project of the Year Awards

The City of Champaign was recognized by the American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter with two Awards for 2019 Project of the Year. The first was awarded for the Phase 2 West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Project, which won in the environmental category for projects with a budget of $5M to $25M. The second project […]

City of Champaign Named a Tree City USA for 34th Consecutive Year

City of Champaign Named a Tree City USA for 34th Consecutive Year The City of Champaign is proud to announce it has been named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of our commitment to effective management of our urban forest. The City received Tree City USA recognition by meeting […]

City of Champaign Facilities Closed January 30 Due to Weather

City Building, Champaign Public Library, Public Works Closed to Public In order to maintain employee safety and to focus on emergency services during the forecasted extreme temperatures, City of Champaign facilities will be closed to the public for routine operations on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. This includes the City Building, the Champaign Public Library and […]