Category: General Press Releases

Mayor Feinen Issues Statement Regarding Overnight Shootings

  Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued the following statement: “On behalf of the City of Champaign, our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims affected by this morning’s shootings.  This tragedy, like all the other incidents of gun violence in our community, is unacceptable.  The Champaign Police Department, University of Illinois Police […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting Incidents & Hit and Run

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | This morning, at approximately 12:38 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 300 Block of E. Green St. in Champaign after receiving multiple reports of shots fired. Four victims were located on-scene with gunshot wounds.  The victims were transported to area hospitals, where one died from his […]

Traffic Changes at Neil St. and Town Center Blvd. Intersection

The City will implement changes to the traffic signal at the intersection of Neil Street and Town Center Boulevard on Friday, September 23. This change will reconfigure the assigned use of the northbound lanes on Neil Street – the new configuration will be two left turn lanes (westbound) and one shared lane for through traffic […]

Police Seek to Identify Suspect Responsible for Residential Burglaries

Media Contact: Lt. Robert Rea | 217-403-6908 | Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man responsible for committing recent residential burglaries in the campus area. Surveillance video below shows the suspect wearing a black hooded sweater, long dark shorts, black shoes, and carrying a maroon backpack.  In the surveillance, the suspect can […]

Police Arrest Two Subjects Connected to Multiple Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 |   On Friday September 16, at approximately 12:32 AM, Champaign Police apprehended three suspects in the 2300 Block of Sangamon Dr. in connection with area burglaries to motor vehicles (BMVs).  Arrested was an 18-year-old female, Inece Hunt and a 15-year-old male juvenile, both of Champaign. A […]

City of Champaign’s Excellent AAA Bond Ratings Affirmed

Moody’s Investors Services and Fitch Ratings have affirmed the City’s AAA bond ratings, the highest for both rating agencies. According to Finance Director Richard Schnuer, “A high bond rating lowers the City’s interest costs on borrowing because investors are willing to receive lower interest rates on low-risk debt.” Champaign is the only municipality in Illinois […]

Police Make Arrest of Suspect Tied to Multiple Residential Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | On September 14, 2016 at approximately 4:00 PM, the Champaign Police Department arrested 20-year-old Brandon I. McClendon of Champaign for the charge of multiple residential burglaries. Yesterday, McClendon was served a search warrant at his residence in the 1500 Block of W. Healey.  There, Police recovered […]

Police Identify and Arrest Suspect Responsible for Recent Armed Robberies

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at approximately 4:30 PM, the US Marshal Service arrested 27-year-old Carmaine R. McBride of Champaign on charges of Armed Robbery. After seeking the public’s help on September 7 to identify an armed robbery suspect, a tip confirmed the identity of the suspect […]

Police Seek Suspect in Multiple Commercial Robberies

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | Champaign Police Detectives seek the public’s help in locating a suspect associated with four recent robberies in the Champaign area. Dane M. Williams of Champaign, pictured below, is a suspect in four commercial robberies within the last 24-hours. In all of the incidents, Williams grabbed or […]

Police Seek to Identify Suspect Responsible for Two Armed Robberies

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man responsible for committing two recent armed robberies at area-gas stations.  In both incidents, the subject brandished a handgun to the store clerk and stole cash and cigarettes.  No injuries were reported. Seen in the images below, the suspect is described as […]