Category: General Press Releases

Police Arrest 5 Individuals in Connection with Shooting and Homicide Investigations

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Investigative information following recent shooting incidents in Champaign led law enforcement officials to the 600 Block of W. Beardsley Ave. today, shortly before 11:00 AM.  As Police approached the residence, five individuals fled from the area, resulting in multiple foot pursuits in varying directions.  Police apprehended all five individuals, with […]

Police Investigate Shooting – 1000 Block of N. James St.

On Sunday, May 15, 2016, at approximately 2:18 A.M., Champaign Police Officers responded to the area of the 1000 block of N. James St. after receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting and two victims. The first victim located at the scene was a 23-year-old Champaign […]

Police Arrest Sixth Suspect in Ashley C. Gibson Investigation

Media Contact: Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us On May 13, 2016, at approximately 10:00 AM, Champaign Police Detectives, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested 25-year-old Deundrea Weatherspoon of Champaign—the sixth suspect Police have been looking for in the death investigation of Ashley C. Gibson. Police developed information that Weatherspoon was staying at a residence in […]

MAY 17, 2016 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING & POST COUNCIL STUDY SESSION

The City Council agendas for the May 17, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and […]

City Staff Gives Back, Cleans up Mable Thomas Park

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, approximately 40 City of Champaign employees and their families participated in a Day of Service, volunteering their time to clean up Mable Thomas Park in northern Champaign.  The event was organized by the City’s Neighborhood Services Department as a way for City staff to give back to the community, and […]

City of Champaign Employees Give Back to their Community

Approximately 40 City of Champaign employees and their families participated in a Day of Service on May 7, 2016. They volunteered their time to clean up Mable Thomas Park in northern Champaign. The event was organized by the City’s Neighborhood Services Department as a way for City staff to “give back” and to celebrate the […]

Arrest Made in April 13 Shooting Incident on Hedge Road 

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030  |  david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On April 13, 2016, Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Hedge Road after receiving numerous reports of shots fired.  While on scene, Police located a significant number of shell casings and were notified that a gunshot victim had arrived at a local hospital. On April 14, an arrest warrant was issued […]

Ashley C. Gibson Investigation Update: Police in Columbia, Missouri Make Arrest of Suspect

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030  |  david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On May 2, 2016, at approximately 8:53 PM, the Columbia Police Department in Columbia, Missouri made an arrest of 25-year-old Donte D. Meeks of Champaign. Meeks, who is one of two individuals Police were still seeking in the death investigation of Ashley Chemere Gibson was spotted by police at a […]

Acknowledge a City Employee with a “Champaign TOAST”

In association with Public Service Recognition Week, the City of Champaign today announced a new way for the public to acknowledge the actions of a City employee who has performed above and beyond the call of duty.  Members of the public looking to recognize the exceptional service provided by a City staff member can quickly […]