Category: General Press Releases

Police Make Arrest in June 15 Shooting Investigation

Today, at approximately 6:51 AM, Champaign Police arrested 19-year-old Reonte R. Williams of Champaign as the suspect in a June 15, 2018 shooting that left an 18-year-old male injured with multiple gunshot wounds. Based on police investigation, the victim and Williams, who were a part of an ongoing dispute, were in the 300 block of […]


Special Community Coalition Meeting  – Identifying Solutions to Combat Community Gun Violence

As part of its continued focus on strategies to reduce gun violence in Champaign-Urbana, the Champaign Community Coalition is hosting a Special Community Meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2018.  The meeting will be held at the Douglass Branch Library (504 East Grove Street, Champaign) from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Community Coalition invites everyone in our community to […]


Champaign Human Resources Director Announces Resignation

Jason Hood, Human Resources Director for the City of Champaign, has announced his resignation effective June 29, 2018. Hood will be leaving to assume a new position in the private sector. Hood was appointed the City’s Human Resources Director on September 18, 2014. Prior to that he worked as the City’s Community Relations Manager and […]


Police Investigate Two Overnight Shootings

Last night, at approximately 7:54 PM, Champaign Police were on patrol near the intersection of N. Third and E. Washington St., when an officer was flagged down by an individual with apparent gunshot wounds.  The victim, an 18-year-old male from Champaign, was provided on-scene medical care and transported to an area hospital where he is being treated […]


Spring 2018 Electronics Collection Wrap-Up

Spring 2018 Electronics Collection Wrap-Up The spring Residential Electronics Collection Event was on Saturday, May 19 at Parkland College. The bi-annual event is co-sponsored by City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, and Champaign County Probation and Court Services. The sponsors contracted with A-Team Recyclers, LLC, out of […]


City of Champaign Response for Storm Damage Tree/Natural Debris

The City of Champaign Public Works Department has mobilized resources to respond to Sunday’s storm, that left behind damaged trees, bushes, and other natural debris. Much of this damage was in the area bordered by Windsor Rd., Rising Rd., Kirby Ave., Staley Rd. City-owned and private tree debris is being picked up and will continue […]


Storm Damage – 4500 and 4600 Blocks of Copper Ridge Road

The Champaign Fire, Police, and Public Works Departments have responded to damage from this afternoon’s severe storm.  Just after 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, strong straight-line winds damaged approximately 24 homes in the 4500 and 4600 blocks of Copper Ridge Road. Responders remain on Copper Ridge Road assessing the damage found there.  Strong winds caused damage […]


City of Champaign Responds to FOIA Request Regarding Alton Corey Lawsuit

On October 17, 2017, at approximately 10:41 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1500 block of Kiler Dr., Champaign for the report of a battery, resulting in the arrest of Alton Corey. On May 23, 2018, a lawsuit was served by Corey (plaintiff) against the City of Champaign and Police Officers William Killin and Dillon Holloway […]


Champaign Police Respond to Media Inquiries Regarding Employee Separation

  On May 14, 2018, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested former Champaign Police Officer Justus Clinton on charges of Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglary.   Following Clinton’s arrest, the Champaign Police Department has received a number of FOIA requests related to his separation agreement, which was executed prior to the incident for unrelated violations […]


Champaign Police Memorial: Honoring and Remembering our Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

The Champaign Police Department invites the community to join us again this year to honor and remember law enforcement officers from across the country who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind. The Champaign Police Memorial will take place tomorrow, Friday May 18, 11:15 AM […]