Category: General Press Releases

City Manager Makes Decision Regarding Employee Discipline in Vine Street Incident

City of Champaign City Manager Steve Carter has issued a 30 day suspension without pay to Police Officer Daniel Norbits as a result of his actions in the fatal shooting of Kiwane Carrington on October 9, 2009 (906 W. Vine Street). In considering the matter of employee discipline, City Manager Steve Carter reviewed all available…
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National Telecommunications Week

METCAD 9-1-1 is joining other 9-1-1 centers around the world in celebrating April 11-17 as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International, and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment and render life saving…
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2010 Neighborhood Leaders Meeting / First Annual S.T.A.R. Awards Ceremony

The Neighborhood Services Department is excited to announce the 2010 Neighborhood Leaders Meeting as an upcoming opportunity for Champaign residents to be informed, get involved or stay connected. The Neighborhood Services Advisory Board will host the Annual Neighborhood Leaders Meeting on Wednesday, April 14th, at the Champaign Public Library, in Robeson Pavilion Rooms A, B…
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City Releases Responses to Community Forum Focus Questions

More than three hundred area citizens participated in a Community-Police Forum on March 15, 2010 at Hawthorne Suites, Champaign. Students, parents, educators and local law enforcement members answered focus questions designed to identify police-community relations and youth issues, and workable solutions. The responses to the questions were collected by City staff and are now available…
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Champaign 150th Historical Exhibit Closes Next Week

“Wonderful testimony to Champaign’s history” Since opening on March 19, over 900 people have visited the first signature event celebrating Champaign’s 150th anniversary–A Walk Through Time: An Historical Tribute. “It’s a great display—wonderful testimony to Champaign’s history,” wrote Mary Ann & Bob Espeseth in the exhibit’s guest book. Over the next week, nearly 400 local…
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Campus Crime Reduced Over 15 Years

The University of Illinois Police Department recently began using the emergency alert system to notify students of reported serious crime on campus, including reports in the City of Champaign. The Champaign Police Department is getting feedback from some receiving those emergency alerts that it appears that serious crime is increasing substantially, when in fact, reported…
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