Category: General Press Releases

MCORE Project Update: First Street One-Way Southbound at Green Street

MCORE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: FIRST STREET ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND AT GREEN   CHAMPAIGN – On Monday, April 24, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will begin work on the west half of the intersection of First Street at Green Street. First Street traffic will be limited to one-way southbound between Healey Street and Daniel Street.  Businesses are open […]

Celebrate C-U Bike to Work Day on May 2

The eighth annual C-U Bike Month kicks off with Bike to Work Day on May 2, 2017.  That day, ten Welcome Stations located across the community will be open from 7-10 a.m. offering free snacks, coffee, and Bike Month 2017 t-shirts to cyclists.  Whether you’re a novice or an expert, all cyclists are invited to […]

UPDATED: Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery Investigation

Yesterday, Champaign Police reported on an armed robbery at Dotty’s Slots and Video Poker, located at 12 E. Green Street in Champaign.  A suspect entered the location armed with a handgun and demanded money before fleeing the scene in a reported stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle associated with this incident has been spotted at multiple […]

Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery Investigation

Today, at approximately 12:57 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Dotty’s Slots and Video Poker, located at 12 E. Green Street for a reported armed robbery. According to staff, a suspect entered the location armed with a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect took an undetermined amount of currency and cigarettes before fleeing the scene […]

Law Enforcement Agencies Release “Unofficial” 2017 Statistics

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 3, 2017. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the precautions officials took on the day […]

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale – One Day Only

Take advantage of one-day only bulk pricing for rain barrels and compost bins.  City of Urbana and City of Champaign residents that pay a Stormwater Utility Fee are eligible for a $25.00 rebate for rain barrels.  Proof of residency and payment of the Stormwater Utility Bill required.  Pre-order now at: Rain Barrel Pre-Order Event Information: […]

Arrest Made in April 3 Bank Robbery Investigation

Yesterday, at approximately 5:10 PM, Champaign Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Champaign Police SWAT Team, served a court authorized search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of N. Neil Street. After the residence was secured, Detectives placed Eric T. Motton, a 50-year-old male from Champaign, under arrest for the offense of Aggravated Robbery. During […]

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov | 217-403-7030 This morning, at approximately 9:17 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 2011 W. Springfield Avenue for a reported bank robbery. According to bank staff, a suspect entered the bank and demanded money; implying but not displaying a weapon. The suspect was handed […]

Residential Electronics Collection Event Scheduled

Residential Electronics Collection Event Scheduled A residential electronics collection event is scheduled for May 20 at Parkland College in Champaign (2400 W. Bradley Avenue). In order to participate in the event, residents of participating communities must first register online at www.ecycle.simplybook.me. Only residents of Bondville, Broadlands, Champaign, Gifford, Homer, Ivesdale, Ludlow, Mahomet, Ogden, Royal, Sadorus, […]

CU Fresh Start Holds Second Call-In to Address Gun Violence

CU Fresh Start held its second Call-In meeting on March 9, 2017. At the Call-In, law enforcement representatives, community members and social service providers met face-to-face with eleven individuals who are known to be involved in local gun-related incidents and shootings. The message was clear and direct – “The gun violence in our community must […]