Category: General Press Releases

2017 Concrete Street Improvements Project – Southmoor Drive

As part of the City’s 2017 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the pavement on Southmoor Drive from Rebecca Drive to Brett Drive is being reconstructed. The City’s contractor for the project, Otto Baum Company, will continue work beginning Wednesday, July 5, 2017, weather permitting. On Wednesday, July 5, the westbound lane of Southmoor Drive will be […]

Champaign Police and Fire Encourage Fireworks Safety for Holiday Celebrations

As Independence Day approaches and the nation celebrates this July 4th, the City of Champaign reminds residents and visitors that fireworks can be dangerous and to celebrate safely by leaving the fireworks to the experts. If your family is planning to celebrate with fireworks in the City of Champaign, make sure they are legal and […]

MCORE Project Update in Response to State Budget Status

Due to the State of Illinois budget impasse, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is shutting down all “state-let” projects, including the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE). Without a resolution, IDOT loses its ability to pay contractors beginning July 1, 2017. MCORE is a “state-let” project because the federal TIGER grant funding is directed to […]

Champaign Police Address Public Safety Issues, Ask for Citizen Support

Following issues that have been raised of loitering and overcrowding in the City of Champaign’s downtown district, Police are working with a number of City and community officials to address public safety and are asking for citizen support to help tackle these concerns. Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb notes that many of the issues aren’t […]

Death Investigation Reveals No Evidence of Violent Crime

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department after receiving a report that 15-year-old Luke Miller of Champaign was receiving treatment for a serious medical condition. As a result of his condition, Miller was transferred to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO., where he ultimately passed […]

Public Meetings For Stormwater Utility Fee Rate Increase

The City has scheduled four public meetings for the proposed stormwater utility fee rate increase. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 1 p.m. – Council Chambers, City Building, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign. Thursday, June 29, 2017, 5 p.m. – Council Chambers, City Building, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign. Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7 p.m. – Council […]

Area Law Enforcement Hold Scenario Training – June 15, St. Thomas More High School

Champaign County law enforcement agencies will be holding a joint training exercise tomorrow, June 15, starting 7:30 AM at St. Thomas More High School – 3901 N. Mattis Avenue, Champaign. Citizens can expect to see a number of police vehicles and increased police presence in the area on Thursday.  As well, nearby residents and businesses […]

Police Provide Update into Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

Yesterday, Champaign Police provided a preliminary overview involving an officer-involved shooting that took place in Champaign.  This release supplies additional information into the circumstances of that shooting. On Sunday, June 11, 2017, at approximately 10:37 PM, Champaign Police Officer James Hobson initiated a traffic stop in the 400 Block of E. Washington St.  The involved […]

Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Team Conducts Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation 

  The Champaign County Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Team, led by the Illinois State Police, is conducting an investigation into an officer-involved shooting that occurred last night in Champaign. Preliminary information reveals that at approximately 10:37 PM, a patrol officer with the Champaign Police Department initiated a traffic stop in the 400 Block of E. Washington St.  […]