Category: General Press Releases

Police Identify and Arrest Suspect Responsible for Recent Armed Robberies

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at approximately 4:30 PM, the US Marshal Service arrested 27-year-old Carmaine R. McBride of Champaign on charges of Armed Robbery. After seeking the public’s help on September 7 to identify an armed robbery suspect, a tip confirmed the identity of the suspect […]

Police Seek Suspect in Multiple Commercial Robberies

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Champaign Police Detectives seek the public’s help in locating a suspect associated with four recent robberies in the Champaign area. Dane M. Williams of Champaign, pictured below, is a suspect in four commercial robberies within the last 24-hours. In all of the incidents, Williams grabbed or […]

Police Seek to Identify Suspect Responsible for Two Armed Robberies

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man responsible for committing two recent armed robberies at area-gas stations.  In both incidents, the subject brandished a handgun to the store clerk and stole cash and cigarettes.  No injuries were reported. Seen in the images below, the suspect is described as […]

Arrest Made in Bank Robbery Investigation

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On August 30, 2016 at approximately 12:22 PM, Champaign Police responded to Central Illinois Bank, located at 302 W. Springfield Ave. for a reported bank robbery. Upon arrival, Police determined that the suspect, later identified as 40-year-old Carlos K. Davis, had entered the bank, inferred he had a weapon and demanded […]

Traffic Control Changes at Main and Chestnut

In response to feedback from citizens and business owners, the City Manager has authorized the addition of traffic control devices at the intersection of Main Street and Chestnut Street. These traffic control devices will make the intersection an all-way stop. Starting Tuesday, September 6, the Public Works Department will add a stop sign and associated […]

September 6, 2016 Regular Council Meeting

The City Council agenda for the September 6, 2016 Regular Council Meeting is 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 encouraged. Click here to download the […]

Public Safety Alert: Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov The Champaign Police Department provides this alert as notice to residents of an increase in crimes involving residential and motor vehicle burglaries.  Citizens are encouraged to be aware of your surroundings and to have security measures in place to help in burglary prevention efforts. Since January 1, 2016 there have been […]

Fall Yard Waste Pickup Scheduled

Fall Yard Waste Collection The City of Champaign 2016 Fall Yard Waste Collection has been scheduled and will start with the Orange Zone on Monday, October 10, 2016. Blue Zone collections will begin on Monday, October 17, 2016. Collections will continue through December 9, 2016 on the dates scheduled below.  The collection is available to […]

Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   UPDATE, 6:50 PM: Police Identify Bank Robbery Suspect Champaign Police Detectives have identified the Central Illinois Bank robbery suspect as Carlos K. Davis, a 40-year-old male formerly of Champaign. An arrest warrant for Davis has been issued for the offense of Aggravated Robbery with bond affixed at $100,000. Police continue […]

Countywide Electronics Recycling Event

Appointment Based Process to Minimize Wait Times at Next Countywide Electronics Recycling Event In order to avoid long lines and alleviate traffic backups, residents of Champaign County can now schedule a time to drop off their recyclables during the Countywide Residential Electronics Recycling Event scheduled on October 15, 2016.  Residents can quickly schedule an appointment […]