Category: General Press Releases

Police Investigate Shooting Incident – 700 Block of N. Neil Street

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-202-7355 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov This morning, at approximately 1:21 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 700 Block of N. Neil Street, after receiving multiple reports of shots fired.  Within minutes, it was also learned that a 23-year-old Urbana man was transported to the hospital for two non-life threatening gunshot wounds. […]

Call for Nominations – 2017 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration Awards

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 16th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration.  Awardees will be honored Friday, January 13, 2017, at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign at 4:00 p.m. Individuals and Organizations can be nominated […]

Halloween Safety Tips

Happy Halloween 2016!    The 2016 trick-or-treat hours for Champaign-Urbana will be observed Monday October 31, from 6PM – 8PM.  The Champaign Police Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer the following Halloween safety tips if your child will participate in trick-or-treating.   Click HERE for a printable Safety Tips Flyer.   Swords, […]

Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Battery Suspects

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov On September 25, 2016, police responded to the area of 306 E. Green St. for a reported shooting.  The on-scene investigation determined that four individuals were injured by gunfire, including 22-year-old George Korchev who was fatally wounded. During this investigation, Champaign Police Detectives determined that just […]

Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations Coming Soon!

Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations Coming Soon! The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration is scheduled for Friday, January 13, 2017 at Parkland College. The theme for the 2017 event is:  “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” Each year, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana […]

CU Fresh Start Holds First Call-In Meeting to Address Local Gun Violence

  The CU Fresh Start initiative held its first “Call-In” meeting on the evening of October 6, 2016.  The Call-In was a powerful face-to-face meeting of law enforcement representatives, community members and social service providers sending a clear message to nine targeted offenders, their street groups, gangs, and associates.  Their message – “The gun violence […]

One Adult and Two Juveniles Arrested for Burglary and Possession of Stolen Vehicles

Media Contact: Lt. Robert Rea | 217-403-6908 | robert.rea@champaignil.gov   Yesterday, at approximately 6:50 AM, Champaign Police apprehended three suspects in the 300 block of Kenwood in connection with area burglaries to motor vehicles (BMVs) and possession of stolen vehicles. Arrested was 19-year-old Malikk H. Dillon of Champaign, along with two juveniles, ages 14 and 15, […]

Citizen Review of Police Complaints Working Group to Hold Community Meetings

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Jon Swenson | 217-403-7010 | jon.swenson@champaignil.gov The Champaign Police Department Citizen Review of Police Complaints Working Group will hold two meetings to gather public feedback into the Champaign Police Department’s complaint processes and in the consideration of citizen review. Formed in June 2016, the focus of the Working Group is to provide […]

Arrest Made in September 25 Shooting Investigation

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-403-6987 | police@champaignil.gov   On September 29, 2016 at approximately 10:15 PM, 18-year-old Robbie M. Patton of Champaign turned himself in to the Champaign County Jail for the offenses of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Arrest warrants were issued for Patton on Tuesday, in connection with […]

30th Annual Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Kicks Off Tonight

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are pleased to welcome attendees to the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) which starts today and lasts through Saturday, October 1, 2016.  More than 310 participants from five states are converging on Champaign for three days of training and information sharing about ways to promote neighborhood wellness and […]