Category: General Press Releases

Congratulations to Deputy Chief Troy Daniels

Congratulations to Deputy Chief Troy Daniels who has been honored by the IL State Crime Stoppers Association as Coordinator of the Year for 2010. Troy was recognized for exemplary activity, which exhibits motivation and professionalism in the promotion of the Crime Stoppers concept in Illinois. He was instrumental in leading the charge to develop methods…
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City of Champaign Proposes to Share Exam Costs

The City of Champaign proposes a fee of $25.00 for participants in the annual entry-level Police Officer employment exam, to assist with testing costs. Across the nation, the standard employment eligibility process for police officers includes passing a written exam which measures job related skills. Champaign’s police officer candidates first submit an employment application, and…
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Public Safety Alert – Update

SUSPECT LOCATED On July 26, 2010, the Champaign Police Department arrested 21 year-old Oscar Torres-Echeveste for aggravated battery in connection with two reported incidents that occurred on July 15th and 16th. In each report, Torres-Echeveste inappropriately touched two female victims as he rode by on a bicycle. Torres-Echeveste was identified and arrested on June 23,…
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Public Art League Invitation

Here is a formal invitation to the initial membership meeting for the Public Art League at Luna in Champaign IL Tuesday July 6th. The Public Art League (PAL) is a new not for profit organization in Champaign-Urbana. The purpose of this organization is improve the awareness and creative climate in our community by promoting Public…
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Honorary Street Ceremony

The City of Champaign will honor George Blackburn by dedicating a portion of Maple Street, from Prospect Avenue to Harris Avenue, as George Blackburn Street. The honorary street signs will be unveiled on Monday, June 28, at 1:30 p.m. during a ceremony at the corner of Maple Street and Harris Avenue in Champaign. Mr. Blackburn…
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Cable Commission Launches Community TV Website

Access to a wide range of information on local television programming is now available at, a new web site created by the Champaign-Urbana Cable Television and Telecommunications Commission. The site focuses on programs and services offered by Champaign-Urbana’s four PEG (public, education and government access) channels — CGTV (Champaign government), UPTV (Urbana government and…
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