Category: General Press Releases

Police Investigate Two Overnight Shootings

Last night, at approximately 7:54 PM, Champaign Police were on patrol near the intersection of N. Third and E. Washington St., when an officer was flagged down by an individual with apparent gunshot wounds.  The victim, an 18-year-old male from Champaign, was provided on-scene medical care and transported to an area hospital where he is being treated […]


Spring 2018 Electronics Collection Wrap-Up

Spring 2018 Electronics Collection Wrap-Up The spring Residential Electronics Collection Event was on Saturday, May 19 at Parkland College. The bi-annual event is co-sponsored by City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, and Champaign County Probation and Court Services. The sponsors contracted with A-Team Recyclers, LLC, out of […]


City of Champaign Response for Storm Damage Tree/Natural Debris

The City of Champaign Public Works Department has mobilized resources to respond to Sunday’s storm, that left behind damaged trees, bushes, and other natural debris. Much of this damage was in the area bordered by Windsor Rd., Rising Rd., Kirby Ave., Staley Rd. City-owned and private tree debris is being picked up and will continue […]


Storm Damage – 4500 and 4600 Blocks of Copper Ridge Road

The Champaign Fire, Police, and Public Works Departments have responded to damage from this afternoon’s severe storm.  Just after 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, strong straight-line winds damaged approximately 24 homes in the 4500 and 4600 blocks of Copper Ridge Road. Responders remain on Copper Ridge Road assessing the damage found there.  Strong winds caused damage […]


City of Champaign Responds to FOIA Request Regarding Alton Corey Lawsuit

On October 17, 2017, at approximately 10:41 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1500 block of Kiler Dr., Champaign for the report of a battery, resulting in the arrest of Alton Corey. On May 23, 2018, a lawsuit was served by Corey (plaintiff) against the City of Champaign and Police Officers William Killin and Dillon Holloway […]


Champaign Police Respond to Media Inquiries Regarding Employee Separation

  On May 14, 2018, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested former Champaign Police Officer Justus Clinton on charges of Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglary.   Following Clinton’s arrest, the Champaign Police Department has received a number of FOIA requests related to his separation agreement, which was executed prior to the incident for unrelated violations […]


Champaign Police Memorial: Honoring and Remembering our Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

The Champaign Police Department invites the community to join us again this year to honor and remember law enforcement officers from across the country who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind. The Champaign Police Memorial will take place tomorrow, Friday May 18, 11:15 AM […]


Champaign Police Provide Information Regarding Employee Arrest

The Champaign Police Department provides the following information in response to an arrest involving a Department employee. Last night, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year-old Justus Clinton of Fisher as the suspect in a string of burglaries that have recently occurred in that community. Clinton, who has been employed with the City of Champaign for 14 […]


Police Investigate Overnight Shooting 

This morning, at approximately 12:45 AM, Champaign Police responded to the area of S. First St. and E. Armory Ave. for reports of gunfire. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 21-year-old male victim from Danville suffering from serious gunshot wounds. Officers immediately provided on-scene medical care with tourniquet application, and the victim was […]


Champaign Employees Give Back Through Community Service Project

City of Champaign employees worked on their team building skills and a good cause earlier today. A Habitat for Humanity home build was the culminating event in the City’s celebration of National Public Service Recognition Week. Approximately 20 City employees worked on several Habitat homes under construction in Urbana. “To celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, […]