Category: General Press Releases

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 […]

Champaign Police Ask for Your Support in Promoting Safe Driving with “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day Safety Campaign

Media Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon | 217-403-6934 | geoffrey.coon@champaignil.gov Labor Day marks the end of summer celebrations for many families.  Unfortunately, it is also a time that many alcohol and drug-impaired drivers get behind the wheel.  As part of a national effort to eliminate drunk driving, the Champaign Police Department, partnered with the Illinois Department of […]

City of Champaign Elections

Petitions for the Office of City Council Member Districts (Districts 1-5), Township Supervisor, Township Assessor and other campaign materials will be available in the Office of the City of Champaign City Clerk, 102 N Neil Street, beginning Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. Petition information and forms will also be available on the City’s […]

Police Arrest Three Suspects in Connection with Burglaries to Motor Vehicles

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On Monday, August 22 at approximately 11:06PM, Champaign Police apprehended three suspects in the 900 block of Waterview Way in connection with recent area burglaries to motor vehicles (BMVs).  Arrested were 21-year-old Darion Edwards of Urbana and two juvenile males—15 and 16 years old, of Champaign. Police who were patrolling the […]

Champaign Fire Department Receives Coveted ISO Class 1 Rating

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that the Champaign Fire Department was awarded a Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating today by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). ISO is an organization that independently evaluates fire-protection efforts in communities across the United States. An ISO Class 1 rating is the highest rating possible […]

City Offers Convenient New Way to Pay for City Ordinance Violations

The City of Champaign is pleased to now offer a convenient, online payment option for those ticketed for violating the City of Champaign Municipal Code.  This new service allows those receiving ordinance violation tickets to easily pay online at citycourtpayments.champaignil.gov.  Online payment options include credit and debit cards, online bank accounts, PayPal, and PayPal Credit.  […]