Category: General Press Releases

Police Seize Handgun, Make Armed Robbery Arrest, 400 Blk W. Maple

Media Contact: Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030 | On April 11, 2016 at approximately 2:55 PM, Champaign Police responded to an area hospital to meet with the victim of an armed robbery. According to information provided to officers, the victim reportedly responded to a Craigslist ad and went to an address in the 400 block of W. Maple St. […]

2016 Boneyard Creek Community Day

The Boneyard Creek Community Day will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Scott Park. Events include trash pick-ups, storm drain marking and creek naturalization projects. Anyone interested in volunteering can visit to complete an online registration. EVENT SCHEDULE: 9:00 am CHECK IN 9:00 am to 11:30-12 Clean-up Time […]

Police Make an Arrest in Armed Robbery

Media Contact: Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030 | On April 10, 2016 at approximately 10:33 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of 500 E. Clark St. after receiving a report of an Armed Robbery to a pedestrian in the area.  With assistance from University of Illinois Student Patrol and UI Police, officers were able to locate and apprehend […]

Public Invited to Celebrate Seventh Annual STAR Awards on April 21

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department and Neighborhood Services Advisory Board invite the public to the seventh annual STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Awards ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m. on April 21, 2016. The celebration will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 S Neil St, Champaign) and is free and open to […]

Public Survey to Measure Effectiveness of City Communications

The City of Champaign is committed to achieving excellence communicating with those we serve.  In our ongoing efforts to attain that goal, the City has launched a new public survey to measure the effectiveness of our communications and to learn about areas in which we can improve.  The City encourages residents to take a short […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident at Mattis North Apartments  

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | Champaign Police responded to the 2000 Block of Cynthia Drive early this morning, March 26, at approximately 2:03 AM, after receiving multiple reports of shots fired and receiving notification that a 24-year-old Champaign man was transported to the hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Upon arrival […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident-2100 Block of W. White St.

Contact: Sgt. Dave Griffet | 217-403-6927 | On Tuesday, March 22 at approximately 10:21 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2100 Block of W. White St. for a report of shots fired.  While en route to the scene, officers received report that a gunshot victim had been located in the 200 Block of S. Country Fair Drive.  […]

Ten Residents Apply to Fill District 4 Council Seat

The City of Champaign received ten applications to fill the upcoming vacancy in the District 4 City Council office.  The application deadline was 12:00 p.m. today. In alphabetical order, the applicants are: Amanda E. Bloomfield Jared Fritz Don Gerard Lisa Gundersen Michael Markstahler Kimberley A. Nystrom Joe Petry Mary Shultz Benjamin Daniel Smith Greg Stock […]

Champaign Public Library Director Search Reopened

The Champaign Public Library Board of Trustees announced today they have reopened their search for a new Library Director.  Applications can be completed on the City of Champaign’s website.  Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2016.  “Though our last recruitment didn’t result in filling this critical position, the process and accompanying input from all […]

Keep Champaign Streets Safe This St. Patrick’s Day – Don’t Drink and Drive

Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934, Widely celebrated across the country, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays due to the number of drunk drivers on the road. Drunk driving kills more than 10,000 people each year in our country, and every single one of those deaths is preventable. So today, the Champaign Police Department […]