Category: General Press Releases

Police Hold Press Conference as Update to September 25 Shooting Investigations

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 |   Today, the Champaign Police Department held a press conference to provide updates into the September 25, 2016 shooting that resulted in multiple gunshot victims and the death of 22-year-old George Korchev. Preliminary results of the investigation identified an individual believed to be responsible for the Green St. […]

UPDATE: Champaign Police Continue Investigations into Overnight Shootings

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | Police continue to ask for the public’s assistance in its investigations into two overnight shootings in the 300 Block of E. Green St. and the 700 Block of S. State St.  This morning, Champaign Police officials provided media reports on overnight shootings in which multiple victims were […]

Mayor Feinen Issues Statement Regarding Overnight Shootings

  Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued the following statement: “On behalf of the City of Champaign, our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims affected by this morning’s shootings.  This tragedy, like all the other incidents of gun violence in our community, is unacceptable.  The Champaign Police Department, University of Illinois Police […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting Incidents & Hit and Run

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | This morning, at approximately 12:38 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 300 Block of E. Green St. in Champaign after receiving multiple reports of shots fired. Four victims were located on-scene with gunshot wounds.  The victims were transported to area hospitals, where one died from his […]

Traffic Changes at Neil St. and Town Center Blvd. Intersection

The City will implement changes to the traffic signal at the intersection of Neil Street and Town Center Boulevard on Friday, September 23. This change will reconfigure the assigned use of the northbound lanes on Neil Street – the new configuration will be two left turn lanes (westbound) and one shared lane for through traffic […]

Police Seek to Identify Suspect Responsible for Residential Burglaries

Media Contact: Lt. Robert Rea | 217-403-6908 | Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man responsible for committing recent residential burglaries in the campus area. Surveillance video below shows the suspect wearing a black hooded sweater, long dark shorts, black shoes, and carrying a maroon backpack.  In the surveillance, the suspect can […]

Police Arrest Two Subjects Connected to Multiple Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 |   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 | 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 | 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 […]