Category: General Press Releases

Police Respond to Suspicious Object – 2100 Block of S. Neil St.

This morning at approximately 8:00 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 2100 Block of S. Neil St., after receiving report of a suspicious object at a private organization. According to reports, shortly after entering the property, staff identified a broken side window, and discovered what appeared to be a potential bomb on the inside window […]

Police Hold SWAT Training: November 9 & November 13-17 in Bristol Park

 The Champaign Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team will be holding training exercises in the Bristol Park Neighborhood on November 9 and November 13 – 17, 2017. Trainings will take place in the northeast corner of the neighborhood during the afternoon hours of 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Citizens can expect to see an […]

City of Champaign Properly Pays Employees Serving in the Military: City Refutes Allegations Made by Illinois FOP

Earlier today the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (Union) issued a news release containing patently misleading statements and misrepresentations of law. The City of Champaign has a high regard for all its employees and refutes the allegations made by the Union that the City does not honor the service of our veterans or follow the […]

Police Investigate Shooting – 1000 Block of N. Neil Street

Last night, at approximately 10:18 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1000 Block of N. Neil St., after receiving a shots fired report. Upon arrival, police identified a 24-year-old male victim inside the residence with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was transported to an area hospital for a potentially life […]

Police Investigate Weapon Discharge Following CPD Officer Response to Assault and Robbery

This morning, at approximately 5:41 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1300 Block of Hanover Drive for a reported robbery. According to the victim, she and a group of acquaintances were hanging out together when the acquaintances physically assaulted and robbed her of an undetermined amount of currency. Upon arrival, police interviewed the victim, who identified […]

New Bicycle Repair Station in Downtown

New Bicycle Repair Station in Downtown Public Works staff recently upgraded the bicycle repair station located in the Hill Street Parking Deck. The new station  includes all the necessary tools to perform most routine maintenance and adjustments on most bikes. All the tools are securely fastened with stainless steel cables. Also a heavy-duty air pump […]

Police Showcase Commemorative Squad Car Honoring Fallen Officer, Robert L. Tatman

The Champaign Police Department has added a new vehicle to its fleet that honors fallen Champaign Police Officer Robert L. Tatman #80, who was killed in the line of duty on November 25, 1967. The commemorative vehicle reflects the color scheme and door decals of the 1967 squad car that Tatman drove, and is one […]

City of Champaign Announces Neighborhood Services Director Appointment

Champaign City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that Kerri Wiman, currently the City’s Neighborhood Programs Manager, has been promoted to the position of Neighborhood Services Director effective November 6, 2017. Ms. Wiman has served in the City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department for nearly 18 years. She was hired as the City’s Housing Program […]

Exterior City Building Work to Close Parking Spaces on Chester St.

Exterior City Building Work to Close Parking Spaces on Chester St. On Saturday, October 21, 2017 the City of Champaign Public Works Department will be completing exterior building work on the north side of the City Building at 102 N Neil St. (Chester St. side). To facilitate the work, which will require the use of […]

2017 Sewer Lining – Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

Insituform Technologies LLC, will be lining on an 8” diameter sanitary sewer for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract on Bradley Avenue between McKinley Avenue and Redwood Drive. The work is scheduled for October 18, 2017. Bradley Avenue will have the northern most west-bound driving lane closed for the day between McKinley Avenue and Redwood Drive. […]