Category: General Press Releases

National Night Out Celebration

The City of Champaign welcomes the community to join us in celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. The public is invited to join in a community-wide celebration at Beardsley Park (1006 N Walnut Street, Champaign) from 4-8 p.m. This free event is sponsored by the Champaign Park District in partnership with the […]

Champaign Police Make Arrests in Armed Robbery Investigation

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On July 28, 2016, at approximately 7:46 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the Sprint Store located at 2706 N. Prospect Ave. for a reported armed robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers found that several customers and employees inside of the business had been tied up and restrained during […]

 Donna Pittman Appointed Director of the Champaign Public Library

Today the Library Board of Trustees proudly announced that Donna Pittman has been appointed the new Director of the Champaign Public Library.  Pittman’s first official day as Director will be August 8, 2016. Ms. Pittman has worked in several different positions at the Champaign Public Library over the last 27 years, serving most recently as […]

“Back to School” Traffic Safety Reminders

Media Contact:   Lt. Bob Rea | 217-403-6908 | robert.rea@champaignil.gov 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, on average, 17 school-aged children die in school transportation-related crashes each year.  To help ensure […]

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 […]

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 […]