Category: General Press Releases

Police Arrest Two Subjects Connected to Multiple Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov   On Friday September 16, at approximately 12:32 AM, Champaign Police apprehended three suspects in the 2300 Block of Sangamon Dr. in connection with area burglaries to motor vehicles (BMVs).  Arrested was an 18-year-old female, Inece Hunt and a 15-year-old male juvenile, both of Champaign. A […]

City of Champaign’s Excellent AAA Bond Ratings Affirmed

Moody’s Investors Services and Fitch Ratings have affirmed the City’s AAA bond ratings, the highest for both rating agencies. According to Finance Director Richard Schnuer, “A high bond rating lowers the City’s interest costs on borrowing because investors are willing to receive lower interest rates on low-risk debt.” Champaign is the only municipality in Illinois […]

Police Make Arrest of Suspect Tied to Multiple Residential Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov On September 14, 2016 at approximately 4:00 PM, the Champaign Police Department arrested 20-year-old Brandon I. McClendon of Champaign for the charge of multiple residential burglaries. Yesterday, McClendon was served a search warrant at his residence in the 1500 Block of W. Healey.  There, Police recovered […]

Police Identify and Arrest Suspect Responsible for Recent Armed Robberies

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at approximately 4:30 PM, the US Marshal Service arrested 27-year-old Carmaine R. McBride of Champaign on charges of Armed Robbery. After seeking the public’s help on September 7 to identify an armed robbery suspect, a tip confirmed the identity of the suspect […]

Police Seek Suspect in Multiple Commercial Robberies

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Champaign Police Detectives seek the public’s help in locating a suspect associated with four recent robberies in the Champaign area. Dane M. Williams of Champaign, pictured below, is a suspect in four commercial robberies within the last 24-hours. In all of the incidents, Williams grabbed or […]

Police Seek to Identify Suspect Responsible for Two Armed Robberies

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man responsible for committing two recent armed robberies at area-gas stations.  In both incidents, the subject brandished a handgun to the store clerk and stole cash and cigarettes.  No injuries were reported. Seen in the images below, the suspect is described as […]

Arrest Made in Bank Robbery Investigation

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On August 30, 2016 at approximately 12:22 PM, Champaign Police responded to Central Illinois Bank, located at 302 W. Springfield Ave. for a reported bank robbery. Upon arrival, Police determined that the suspect, later identified as 40-year-old Carlos K. Davis, had entered the bank, inferred he had a weapon and demanded […]

Traffic Control Changes at Main and Chestnut

In response to feedback from citizens and business owners, the City Manager has authorized the addition of traffic control devices at the intersection of Main Street and Chestnut Street. These traffic control devices will make the intersection an all-way stop. Starting Tuesday, September 6, the Public Works Department will add a stop sign and associated […]

September 6, 2016 Regular Council Meeting

The City Council agenda for the September 6, 2016 Regular Council Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download the […]

Public Safety Alert: Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov The Champaign Police Department provides this alert as notice to residents of an increase in crimes involving residential and motor vehicle burglaries.  Citizens are encouraged to be aware of your surroundings and to have security measures in place to help in burglary prevention efforts. Since January 1, 2016 there have been […]