Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Welcomes Public Input on Council Goal Setting

The Champaign City Council will meet in September to discuss their goals for 2017-2019, and the public is encouraged to share its thoughts and ideas to help guide the discussion.  Every two years the City Council identifies a set of goals, which the City Manager and Executive Staff use to set priorities, direct work activities, […]


Police Ask for Witness Support in August 3 Homicide Investigation

On August 3, 2017 at approximately 8:10 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the area of Elm St. & Beardsley St. after receiving a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found 53-year-old Gus Edwards who suffered from a gunshot wound.  Edwards would later succumb to his injuries hours later at Carle Hospital. Champaign Police […]


Online Registration for the Residential Electronics Collection

The online registration for the next Residential Electronics Collection event for participating communities in Champaign County will open on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 8 a.m. The link to the online registration system is: http://ecycle.simplybook.me/. The collection event takes place on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, […]


Police Encourage Safety this Labor Day with Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, often celebrated through picnics, pool parties and other gatherings. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday also can be one of the deadliest due to drunk and drug-impaired motor vehicle crashes. The Champaign Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation to help stop […]


Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards to be Included in Immigrant Welcome Award Ceremony

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are excited to announce a new collaboration with the CU Immigration Forum to co-sponsor the Immigrant Welcome Award Ceremony and Celebration. The event will be held September 23, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Muslim American Society Center (2011 Brownfield Rd, Urbana). This event is free and open to […]


Update – Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting – 300 block of N. Walnut St.

On August 20, 2017 at approximately 3:59 AM, Champaign Police responded to a public parking lot in the 300 Block of N. Walnut St., after receiving multiple reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found a 30-year-old male victim suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.  Officers on scene provided medical aid, and the victim was […]


Police Investigate Fatal Shooting – 300 block of N. Walnut St.

On August 20, 2017 at approximately 3:59 AM, Champaign Police responded to a public parking lot in the 300 Block of N. Walnut St., after receiving multiple reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found a 30-year-old male victim suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.  Officers on scene provided medical aid, and the victim was […]


Now Airing on CGTV: Great Authors at the Library, An Evening with Peter McCarty

CGTV and the Champaign Public Library worked together to produce a new video for their “Great Authors at the Library” series. On April 12, author and illustrator Peter McCarty talked about what inspires him and how he creates the many beloved characters in his books such as Hondo & Fabian, Moon Plane, and others. The […]


Emergency Tree Work – Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue

Public Works staff will stabilize a large, potentially dangerous tree near the intersection of Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue. The work has begun and is expected to last into the night.  Partial lane closures will be required in order to facilitate access to the tree by the crews.  The City appreciates the cooperation of travelers […]


Champaign Police Provide Update into Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

This news release comes as an update to the community regarding the June 11, 2017 shooting incident in which Champaign Police Officer James Hobson reported an accidental discharge of his duty weapon during apprehension of a fleeing subject.  The single bullet discharge resulted in the subject, 22-year-old Dehari Banks, being struck in the shoulder and […]