Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Proposes Settlements in Two Lawsuits

At their meeting on February 21, 2017, the Champaign City Council will consider approving two legal settlements. The first would settle a lawsuit filed by Precious Jackson against the City of Champaign and three police officers.  The proposed $250,000 settlement would release all claims against the City and the officers.  In her suit, Jackson alleged […]

MCORE Work to Start this Spring on Green and White Streets

MCORE Work to Start this Spring on Green and White Streets The transformative $44 Million Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project will start improving mobility in the core of our community when work begins this spring. Project partners (the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), in […]

Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer!

The City of Champaign continues to accept applications for entry-level and experienced police officers to join the ranks of the Champaign Police Department.   Named by MSN as one of the 30 best-paying cities for police officers in the country, the Champaign Police Department is a full-service destination agency dedicated to providing service through trust, integrity and respect.  […]

Champaign Receives Tree City USA Designation for 32nd Year The City of Champaign has been designated as a Tree City USA for 2016. The City has received this designation, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters, annually since 1984. To be designated as […]

Arrest Made in January 19 Bank Robbery

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   On January 19, 2017 at approximately 11:05 AM, Champaign Police responded to Busey Bank, located at 3002 W. Windsor Road, for a bank robbery.  The suspect, who was later identified as 30-year-old Jeremy Larson of Champaign had entered the bank, demanded money, and then fled the area on foot. […]

UPDATE: Suspect Identified in January 19 Bank Robbery

On January 19, 2017 at approximately 11:05 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 3002 W. Windsor Road for a reported bank robbery.  Bank staff reported that a suspect entered the bank, jumped onto the counter and announced it was a robbery and demanded money.  An undetermined amount of currency was provided […]

Join our Team!

Champaign Police Department Accepting Entry-Level and Experienced Police Officers The City of Champaign is currently accepting applications for entry-level and experienced police officers to join the Champaign Police Department.  Dedicated to providing service through trust, integrity and respect, we seek diverse, committed individuals to support and proudly serve the residents and visitors of Champaign. Interested […]

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

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   Today, at approximately 11:05 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 3002 W. Windsor Road for a reported bank robbery. According to bank staff, a suspect entered the bank, jumped onto the counter, announced it was a robbery and demanded money.  The suspect was given an […]

UPDATE: Suspect Identified in January 17 Bank Robbery

  On January 17, 2017 at approximately 2:18 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Regions Bank, located at 111 S. State Street for a reported bank robbery. During the robbery, the suspect entered the bank and demanded money. A weapon was implied but not displayed during the robbery. Champaign Police Detectives have interviewed witnesses and continued […]

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

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   Today, at approximately 2:18 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Regions Bank, located at 111 S. State Street 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 an undetermined amount of […]