Category: General Press Releases

Street Crimes Task Force Makes an Arrest for Weapon and Narcotics Offense

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 Street Crimes Task Force Makes an Arrest for Weapon and Narcotics Offense The Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF), formerly known as the Champaign County Multijurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force, is staffed with officers from the Champaign Police Department, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Urbana Police Department, and the University of Illinois […]

Police Make Arrest in Sex Crime Investigation

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030                                                                                                            Police Make Arrest in Sex Crime Investigation In November of 2015, the Champaign Police Department began an investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student of Gerber […]

Public Invited to Homeless Education Event and Vendor Fair

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department and the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless (CSPH) encourages members of the community to attend the Homeless Education and Vendor Fair on Friday, February 5, 2016. This event will be held from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Champaign City Building, located at 102 North Neil […]

Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation

  Contact:     Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation                                    On January 28, 2016 at approximately 6:32 PM, Champaign Police responded to 1503 N. Neil Street in Champaign for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, […]

Proposed Settlement in Kisica Seets Case

  At their February 2, 2016, meeting, the Champaign City Council will consider approving a settlement to a lawsuit filed in federal court by Kisica Seets against the City of Champaign and four police officers (Case No. 15-cv-2154).  The proposed $70,000 settlement would release all claims against the City and the officers and dismiss the […]


As of 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 3.2 inches of snow during the Tuesday night/ Wednesday morning storm. In order to […]

Champaign Fire Department To Conduct Ice Rescue Training

  The Champaign Fire Department will conduct ice rescue training January 20, 21, and 22, 2016, at Kaufman Lake, 2702 W. Springfield Avenue in Champaign.  Crews will be participating in skill stations designed to prompt crews to observe ice conditions and make appropriate scene size-ups, perform surface rescues from the ice, and safely remove victims from […]

Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer!

Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934 Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer! The City of Champaign is currently accepting applications for entry-level and experienced police officers to join the Champaign Police Department. Dedicated to providing service through trust, integrity and respect, we seek diverse, committed individuals to support and proudly serve the residents […]

Champaign Police Holiday Enforcement Results – Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Violators

Contact:  Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934     Champaign Police Holiday Enforcement Results – Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Violators  From December 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016 the Champaign Police Department participated in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and the Click It or Ticket traffic safety campaigns.  The local effort was part of […]

Residential Fire – 312 W Maple Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 312 W Maple Street, Monday, January 11, 2016, at 6:26 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the 2nd floor and attic area of the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews worked to extinguish the fire. Twelve […]