Category: General Press Releases

Law Enforcement Agencies Release “Unofficial” 2016 Statistics

Contact: Sgt. Joe Ketchem, 217-403-6981, joe.ketchem@ci.champaign.il.us Area law enforcement agencies and University of Illinois officials urged safety and responsibility for the annual “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day, held in the campus area of the University of Illinois on March 4, 2016. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the proactive measures officials […]

Public Works February Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 208 total requests during February 2016.  This was a 7% increase from January’s 194 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 25 (12%) of the issues. The sewer section responded to 23 (11%) sewer-related calls […]

Spring Storms Trigger False Alarms – Avoid Fines by Keeping Alarm System Permits Current

Contact:  Ronnie Lauria-Heugel, 217-403-6995 veronica.lauria-heugel@ci.champaign.il.us Spring Storms Trigger False Alarms – Avoid Fines by Keeping Alarm System Permits Current   This notice comes as reminder to residents to register your alarm system, especially as the Spring Storm season is underway.  Heavy rain and high winds are often the culprit of false alarms and may cost hefty […]

Street Crimes Task Force Arrests Urbana Man for Weapons Offense

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Street Crimes Task Force Arrests Urbana Man for Weapons Offense On March 3, 2016, the Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF), with the assistance of the METRO SWAT Team, arrested 28-year-old Pierre Renfro of Urbana, following a court authorized search warrant for a residence in the 1000 block of Austin Dr., […]

Police Make Fourteen Burglary Arrests in Two Months

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Police Make Fourteen Burglary Arrests in Two Months The Champaign Police Department has seen a significant increase in crimes involving motor vehicle and residential burglaries. During January and February of 2016 there have been a total of 95 Residential Burglaries and 68 Burglaries to Motor Vehicles (BMVs). Police have […]

Code Review and Appeals Board Meeting Cancelled

MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE The Code Review and Appeals Board Meeting scheduled for today (February 24, 2016) has been cancelled due to the weather. -30- Contact:  Larry Happ | 217-403-6100  | larry.happ@ci.champaign.il.us

City Facilities Closed 02.24.16

In order to maintain employee safety and focus on emergency services, due to today’s weather, City Facilities will be closed to the public for routine operations. This includes the City Building and the Public Works building. Emergency services will continue to operate. Crews will be plowing, but many roads will become snow covered and high […]

Keep Champaign Beautiful Program Earns National Award

Keep Champaign Beautiful received the 2015 Keep America Beautiful (KAB) President Circle Award recognition at Keep America Beautiful’s recent National Conference in Orlando, Florida. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities. The KAB National Conference brought together more than 350 […]