Category: General Press Releases

Police Arrest Three Suspects in Connection with Burglaries to Motor Vehicles

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On Monday, August 22 at approximately 11:06PM, Champaign Police apprehended three suspects in the 900 block of Waterview Way in connection with recent area burglaries to motor vehicles (BMVs).  Arrested were 21-year-old Darion Edwards of Urbana and two juvenile males—15 and 16 years old, of Champaign. Police who were patrolling the […]

Champaign Fire Department Receives Coveted ISO Class 1 Rating

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that the Champaign Fire Department was awarded a Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating today by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). ISO is an organization that independently evaluates fire-protection efforts in communities across the United States. An ISO Class 1 rating is the highest rating possible […]

City Offers Convenient New Way to Pay for City Ordinance Violations

The City of Champaign is pleased to now offer a convenient, online payment option for those ticketed for violating the City of Champaign Municipal Code.  This new service allows those receiving ordinance violation tickets to easily pay online at citycourtpayments.champaignil.gov.  Online payment options include credit and debit cards, online bank accounts, PayPal, and PayPal Credit.  […]

Police Urge Citizens to Lock Car Doors

  Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov The Champaign Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle burglaries that have occurred throughout the city of Champaign.  Since August 15, 2016 officers have investigated 39 burglaries to motor vehicles. The majority of these crimes appear to be occurring overnight and nearly all of the vehicles targeted have been […]

MCORE Project – Projects 1-3 to be Rebid

MCORE Project – Projects 1-3 to be Rebid Champaign-Urbana, Illinois –At the July 29 Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) bid letting (bid opening), the associated Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Projects had two contracts, one for Champaign and one for Urbana, on the letting. The Champaign contract included MCORE Project 2 (Green Street between Fourth Street […]

Traffic Signals on Generators Due to State Farm Center Electrical Work 8.20.16

Due to electrical work at the State Farm Center on Saturday, August 20, the traffic signals at the intersections of First Street and Fourth Street along Kirby Avenue will be placed on generator power from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The generator power, will allow the traffic signals to operate as normal. In the event […]

2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award Recipients Selected

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards.  The award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign, with a 5:45 p.m. reception, and a 6:30 […]

Registration Now Open for the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are proud to serve as hosts for the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) and invite the public to participate in this exciting opportunity to collaborate and promote neighborhood wellness and community engagement.  The 30th Annual RNNC will take place September 29 – October 1, 2016. The RNNC provides […]

“Back to School” Traffic Safety Reminders

As students return to school, the Champaign Police Department reminds motorists and pedestrians of safe transportation practices and to observe applicable laws near school zones. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, on average, 17 school-aged children die in school transportation-related crashes each year.  To help ensure that kids arrive to and from school […]

Champaign Recognized for Efforts to Strengthen Police-Community Relationships

On August 10, 2016, the United States Conference of Mayors issued a report recognizing the commitment that communities from across the country have made to strengthen police-community relations. The City of Champaign is one of 49 cities highlighted in the report, which shines a light on progressive cities who are working to foster community conversations on […]