Category: General Press Releases

“Back to School” Traffic Safety Reminders

As students return to school, the Champaign Police Department reminds motorists and pedestrians of safe transportation practices and to observe applicable laws near school zones. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, an average of 17 school-aged children dies in school transportation-related crashes each year.  To help ensure that kids arrive to and from […]

Stuff the Squad School Supply Drive

  Wednesday July 27, 7AM – 6PM, the Champaign Police Department will be hosting a school supply drive, filling as many squad cars as possible with supplies to support our local youth!   From crayons and notebooks to binders and book bags, please show your support by dropping off an item or two or more to […]

July 26, 2016 Regular City Council Study Session

The City Council agenda for the July 26, 2016 Regular Council Study Session 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 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here […]

Parking Permit Pick-Up Special Saturday Hours (One Time Only!)

In order to help accommodate University District parkers during the busy move-in season, Public Works’ parking office will be open to the public on Saturday, August 6, 2016, from 8 AM until 2 PM. Completed Academic Year 2016-2017 permits will be available for pick-up if they were purchased prior to August 6th.  Please make sure you have the […]

Champaign Police Make Arrests in Bailey-Cox Murder Investigation

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On June 12, 2016 at approximately 8:07 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of McKinley St. & Francis Dr, after receiving a report of an injured woman lying on a sidewalk, along with simultaneous reports of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located 30-year-old Erica Bailey-Cox, who had sustained a […]

Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

Pedestrian Crossing Improvements Near Christie Clinic Within the next few weeks, Christie Clinic will be making safety improvements to three of the pedestrians’ crossings near their Downtown Champaign location.  The three locations are:  crossing Walnut, just south of Logan Street; crossing Neil Street, just north of Clark Street; and crossing Randolph, just south of Clark […]

Meet the Champaign Public Library Director Finalists on July 7

  The Library Board of Trustees reminds the public of their opportunity to meet the candidates for the Library Director position at a special event on July 7, 2016. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Champaign City Building (102 N Neil St., Champaign). The community is invited to attend […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting – 1100 Block of N. Sixth St

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels |  troy.daniels@champaignil.gov  |  217-202-7355 Yesterday, at approximately 5:58 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1100 block of N. Sixth St. for a shots fired report.  Upon arrival, officers located a 15-year-old male from Rantoul, who sustained a serious gunshot wound and was transferred to an area hospital. It is unclear […]

Fireworks Safety Tips to Help Prevent Injuries and Property Damage

Fireworks Safety Tips Flyer Approximately 230 people on average go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday*. If you or your family will be handling fireworks, the Champaign Fire and Champaign Police Departments would like you to be aware of the below safety tips to […]

C-U International Humanitarian Awards Call for Nominations Extended

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 14th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honored  September 8, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 South Neil Street, Champaign) at 5:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is: • To honor individuals whose work has contributed significantly […]