Category: General Press Releases

Police Arrest 4 for Shooting Incident in the 1100 Block of W. Bradley Ave.

Media Contact:  Sgt. Dennis Baltzell, 217-403-6946,   On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at approximately 7:39 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1100 block of W. Bradley Ave. after receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a vehicle on scene having been struck by bullets and learned […]

Champaign Police Celebrate 2016 Employee Awards Ceremony

a Message from Police Chief Anthony Cobb… The Champaign Police Department’s Employee Awards Ceremony is held to help highlight the great work produced by staff and to acknowledge and thank each and every one of them for their positive commitment to CPD and to our City.   While we have had some hurdles over the past […]

Street Crimes Task Force Makes Weapons and Drug Offense Arrest

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030,   In May of 2016, the multi-jurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF) conducted an investigation regarding the unlawful possession of weapons. As part of the investigation, a court authorized search warrant was obtained for a residence located in the 700 block of Hollycrest Dr. in Champaign. On May 19, SCTF […]

Commercial Permits

The following commercial permits were issued this week with an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more.

CGTV Debuts New Welcome from Mayor Feinen

A new message offering a welcome from Mayor Feinen is now airing on CGTV and streaming on social media. This 2 minute video highlights the great qualities that Champaign has to offer, and welcomes everyone to stop by and see what you’ve been missing! The video will air on CGTV, which is broadcast on Comcast […]

Police Arrest 5 Individuals in Connection with Shooting and Homicide Investigations

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, Investigative information following recent shooting incidents in Champaign led law enforcement officials to the 600 Block of W. Beardsley Ave. today, shortly before 11:00 AM.  As Police approached the residence, five individuals fled from the area, resulting in multiple foot pursuits in varying directions.  Police apprehended all five individuals, with […]

Police Investigate Shooting – 1000 Block of N. James St.

On Sunday, May 15, 2016, at approximately 2:18 A.M., Champaign Police Officers responded to the area of the 1000 block of N. James St. after receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting and two victims. The first victim located at the scene was a 23-year-old Champaign […]

Police Arrest Sixth Suspect in Ashley C. Gibson Investigation

Media Contact: Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | On May 13, 2016, at approximately 10:00 AM, Champaign Police Detectives, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested 25-year-old Deundrea Weatherspoon of Champaign—the sixth suspect Police have been looking for in the death investigation of Ashley C. Gibson. Police developed information that Weatherspoon was staying at a residence in […]


The City Council agendas for the May 17, 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 […]

City Staff Gives Back, Cleans up Mable Thomas Park

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, approximately 40 City of Champaign employees and their families participated in a Day of Service, volunteering their time to clean up Mable Thomas Park in northern Champaign.  The event was organized by the City’s Neighborhood Services Department as a way for City staff to give back to the community, and […]