Category: General Press Releases

Champaign Police Make Arrests in Bailey-Cox Murder Investigation

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On June 12, 2016 at approximately 8:07 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of McKinley St. & Francis Dr, after receiving a report of an injured woman lying on a sidewalk, along with simultaneous reports of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located 30-year-old Erica Bailey-Cox, who had sustained a […]

Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

Pedestrian Crossing Improvements Near Christie Clinic Within the next few weeks, Christie Clinic will be making safety improvements to three of the pedestrians’ crossings near their Downtown Champaign location.  The three locations are:  crossing Walnut, just south of Logan Street; crossing Neil Street, just north of Clark Street; and crossing Randolph, just south of Clark […]

Meet the Champaign Public Library Director Finalists on July 7

  The Library Board of Trustees reminds the public of their opportunity to meet the candidates for the Library Director position at a special event on July 7, 2016. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Champaign City Building (102 N Neil St., Champaign). The community is invited to attend […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting – 1100 Block of N. Sixth St

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels |  troy.daniels@champaignil.gov  |  217-202-7355 Yesterday, at approximately 5:58 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1100 block of N. Sixth St. for a shots fired report.  Upon arrival, officers located a 15-year-old male from Rantoul, who sustained a serious gunshot wound and was transferred to an area hospital. It is unclear […]

Fireworks Safety Tips to Help Prevent Injuries and Property Damage

Fireworks Safety Tips Flyer Approximately 230 people on average go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday*. If you or your family will be handling fireworks, the Champaign Fire and Champaign Police Departments would like you to be aware of the below safety tips to […]

C-U International Humanitarian Awards Call for Nominations Extended

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 14th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored  September 8, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 South Neil Street, Champaign) at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: • To honor individuals whose work has contributed significantly […]

June 21, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session

The City Council agendas for the June 21, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and […]

Residential Fire – 2303 Southwood Drive

Media Contact: Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith | 217-403-7212, 840-9434 | randy.smith@champaignil.gov The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2303 Southwood Drive, Monday, June 13, 2016, at 10:43 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported fire coming through the roof of the residence. Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and […]

Seven Residents Apply to Fill District 3 Council Seat

The City of Champaign received seven applications to fill the vacant District 3 City Council office by today’s 12:00 p.m. deadline.  Copies of the applications are available for public review on the City’s website  (ci.champaign.il.us/council). In alphabetical order, the applicants are: Angela Brix Bruce Brown Jamar Brown Kenton Elmore Katherine Johnson Pamela Peete Gordon J. […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting at N. McKinley Ave and Francis Drive

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov This evening, at approximately 8:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the corner of North McKinley Ave and Francis Drive in Champaign for multiple reports of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located a female victim who sustained serious injuries and was transferred to an area hospital. It is unclear at […]