Category: General Press Releases

Champaign Police Address Public Safety Issues, Ask for Citizen Support

Following issues that have been raised of loitering and overcrowding in the City of Champaign’s downtown district, Police are working with a number of City and community officials to address public safety and are asking for citizen support to help tackle these concerns. Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb notes that many of the issues aren’t […]

Death Investigation Reveals No Evidence of Violent Crime

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department after receiving a report that 15-year-old Luke Miller of Champaign was receiving treatment for a serious medical condition. As a result of his condition, Miller was transferred to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO., where he ultimately passed […]

Public Meetings For Stormwater Utility Fee Rate Increase

The City has scheduled four public meetings for the proposed stormwater utility fee rate increase. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 1 p.m. – Council Chambers, City Building, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign. Thursday, June 29, 2017, 5 p.m. – Council Chambers, City Building, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign. Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7 p.m. – Council […]

Area Law Enforcement Hold Scenario Training – June 15, St. Thomas More High School

Champaign County law enforcement agencies will be holding a joint training exercise tomorrow, June 15, starting 7:30 AM at St. Thomas More High School – 3901 N. Mattis Avenue, Champaign. Citizens can expect to see a number of police vehicles and increased police presence in the area on Thursday.  As well, nearby residents and businesses […]

Police Provide Update into Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

Yesterday, Champaign Police provided a preliminary overview involving an officer-involved shooting that took place in Champaign.  This release supplies additional information into the circumstances of that shooting. On Sunday, June 11, 2017, at approximately 10:37 PM, Champaign Police Officer James Hobson initiated a traffic stop in the 400 Block of E. Washington St.  The involved […]

Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Team Conducts Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation 

  The Champaign County Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Team, led by the Illinois State Police, is conducting an investigation into an officer-involved shooting that occurred last night in Champaign. Preliminary information reveals that at approximately 10:37 PM, a patrol officer with the Champaign Police Department initiated a traffic stop in the 400 Block of E. Washington St.  […]

Police Make an Arrest in Murder Investigation (500 Block of E. Eureka)

On June 2, 2017 at approximately 6:14 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 500 Block of E. Eureka St., after receiving multiple reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, police located a 24-year-old male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to a local hospital, but died a short time later that same […]

Champaign City Manager Announces Finance Director Appointment

City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that Kay Nees, currently the City of Champaign’s City Accountant, will be promoted to the Finance Director position effective June 26, 2017. Ms. Nees has worked for the City of Champaign for the last three years and has more than 18 years of experience working in government accounting.  […]

Police Investigate Shooting – 500 Block of E. Eureka

This evening at approximately 6:14 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 500 Block of E. Eureka St., after receiving multiple reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, Police located a 24-year-old male victim suffering from several gunshot wounds.  The victim was immediately transported to an area-hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced […]