Category: General Press Releases

Champaign Police Respond to Media Inquiries Regarding Employee Separation

  On May 14, 2018, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested former Champaign Police Officer Justus Clinton on charges of Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglary.   Following Clinton’s arrest, the Champaign Police Department has received a number of FOIA requests related to his separation agreement, which was executed prior to the incident for unrelated violations […]

Champaign Police Memorial: Honoring and Remembering our Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

The Champaign Police Department invites the community to join us again this year to honor and remember law enforcement officers from across the country who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind. The Champaign Police Memorial will take place tomorrow, Friday May 18, 11:15 AM […]

Champaign Police Provide Information Regarding Employee Arrest

The Champaign Police Department provides the following information in response to an arrest involving a Department employee. Last night, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year-old Justus Clinton of Fisher as the suspect in a string of burglaries that have recently occurred in that community. Clinton, who has been employed with the City of Champaign for 14 […]

Police Investigate Overnight Shooting 

This morning, at approximately 12:45 AM, Champaign Police responded to the area of S. First St. and E. Armory Ave. for reports of gunfire. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 21-year-old male victim from Danville suffering from serious gunshot wounds. Officers immediately provided on-scene medical care with tourniquet application, and the victim was […]

Champaign Employees Give Back Through Community Service Project

City of Champaign employees worked on their team building skills and a good cause earlier today. A Habitat for Humanity home build was the culminating event in the City’s celebration of National Public Service Recognition Week. Approximately 20 City employees worked on several Habitat homes under construction in Urbana. “To celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, […]

Public Input Welcomed Concerning Proposed Changes to Vehicles for Hire Regulations

To improve service to customers and enhance operations for business owners, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana are considering several changes to both Cities’ Vehicles for Hire (taxi/limo) Ordinance regulations.  Some of the proposed changes include: improving customer safety, eliminating zone rates, changing vehicle posting requirements, and modifying inspection requirements.  A document outlining the proposed […]

City of Champaign to Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week – May 6-12

The City of Champaign will proudly celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 6-12, 2018. A national event, Public Service Recognition Week honors the devotion and commitment of those who serve our country at the local, county, state, and federal level. The City will use this opportunity to honor our employees for their hard work and […]

Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts this Weekend 4/27-4/28, 2018

Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts April 27 & 28, 2018 The Champaign-Urbana community is hosting the 10th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon. This event is bringing increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area. The City of Champaign encourages drivers to be alert and patient in your travels and to be aware of where driving impacts […]

Community Safety Alert: Suspicious Person Report near Franklin Middle School

This information is being provided to make the community aware of two recent reports in which Franklin Middle School students were approached by a suspicious person while traveling to school. On April 19, 2018, at approximately 7:10 AM, a 13-year-old female student reported that as she was walking to her bus stop near the corner […]