Category: General Press Releases

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 […]

City of Champaign Crews To Address Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department will deploy resources to address the snowfall forecast for early morning Sunday into Monday. Forecasters are calling for 2-3” of total accumulation. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff will […]

Street Crimes Task Force Makes an Arrest for Weapon and Narcotics Offense

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Street Crimes Task Force Makes an Arrest for Weapon and Narcotics Offense The Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF), formerly known as the Champaign County Multijurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force, is staffed with officers from the Champaign Police Department, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Urbana Police Department, and the University of Illinois […]

Police Make Arrest in Sex Crime Investigation

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us                                                                                                            Police Make Arrest in Sex Crime Investigation In November of 2015, the Champaign Police Department began an investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student of Gerber […]

Public Invited to Homeless Education Event and Vendor Fair

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department and the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless (CSPH) encourages members of the community to attend the Homeless Education and Vendor Fair on Friday, February 5, 2016. This event will be held from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Champaign City Building, located at 102 North Neil […]

Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation

  Contact:     Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation                                    On January 28, 2016 at approximately 6:32 PM, Champaign Police responded to 1503 N. Neil Street in Champaign for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, […]

Proposed Settlement in Kisica Seets Case

  At their February 2, 2016, meeting, the Champaign City Council will consider approving a settlement to a lawsuit filed in federal court by Kisica Seets against the City of Champaign and four police officers (Case No. 15-cv-2154).  The proposed $70,000 settlement would release all claims against the City and the officers and dismiss the […]

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE ACTIVATED

As of 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 3.2 inches of snow during the Tuesday night/ Wednesday morning storm. In order to […]

Champaign Fire Department To Conduct Ice Rescue Training

  The Champaign Fire Department will conduct ice rescue training January 20, 21, and 22, 2016, at Kaufman Lake, 2702 W. Springfield Avenue in Champaign.  Crews will be participating in skill stations designed to prompt crews to observe ice conditions and make appropriate scene size-ups, perform surface rescues from the ice, and safely remove victims from […]