Category: General Press Releases

2010 Neighborhood Rehabilitation Project

Construction work in the Green Meadow neighborhood bounded by Mattis Avenue, Crescent Drive, Kirby Avenue, and Sangamon Drive will begin Thursday September 9, 2010. Open Road Paving is the City’s contractor for this project. Residents should expect minimal disruption associated with this milling and paving work. Work is scheduled to take about two weeks. Residents…
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Back to School Bike Rodeo

The Church & Hill Neighborhood Watch group hosted a “Back to School Bike Rodeo” on August 31, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., at Salem Baptist Church. Representatives from the City of Champaign’s City Council, Police, and Neighborhood Services departments along with the Safe Routes to School organization were on hand to explain Illinois bicycle laws…
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Public Safety Alert

The Champaign Police Department has received numerous e-mails and inquiries regarding suspicious vehicles approaching school-aged children after school in the area of southwest Champaign. To date, the following incidents have been reported to the Champaign Police Department: On Thursday, August 26, 2010 at approximately 2:15 p.m., two 5th grade students from Kenwood Elementary School were…
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City Releases Draft Community-Police Forum Plan for Review

The draft Community-Police Forum Plan, “A Community’s Pathway to Building Stronger Police-Community Relations and Opportunities for Youth…. A Call to Action: Neighborhood by Neighborhood”, is now being shared with participants for their review and comments at http://ci.champaign.il.us/cfreport. The Community-Police Forum was held on March 15, 2010 at the Hawthorne Suites, Champaign and attended by a…
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Congratulations to Deputy Chief Troy Daniels

Congratulations to Deputy Chief Troy Daniels who has been honored by the IL State Crime Stoppers Association as Coordinator of the Year for 2010. Troy was recognized for exemplary activity, which exhibits motivation and professionalism in the promotion of the Crime Stoppers concept in Illinois. He was instrumental in leading the charge to develop methods…
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City of Champaign Proposes to Share Exam Costs

The City of Champaign proposes a fee of $25.00 for participants in the annual entry-level Police Officer employment exam, to assist with testing costs. Across the nation, the standard employment eligibility process for police officers includes passing a written exam which measures job related skills. Champaign’s police officer candidates first submit an employment application, and…
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Public Safety Alert – Update

SUSPECT LOCATED On July 26, 2010, the Champaign Police Department arrested 21 year-old Oscar Torres-Echeveste for aggravated battery in connection with two reported incidents that occurred on July 15th and 16th. In each report, Torres-Echeveste inappropriately touched two female victims as he rode by on a bicycle. Torres-Echeveste was identified and arrested on June 23,…
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