Category: General Press Releases

Public Safety Alert – Update

SUSPECT LOCATED On July 26, 2010, the Champaign Police Department arrested 21 year-old Oscar Torres-Echeveste for aggravated battery in connection with two reported incidents that occurred on July 15th and 16th. In each report, Torres-Echeveste inappropriately touched two female victims as he rode by on a bicycle. Torres-Echeveste was identified and arrested on June 23,…
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Public Art League Invitation

Here is a formal invitation to the initial membership meeting for the Public Art League at Luna in Champaign IL Tuesday July 6th. The Public Art League (PAL) is a new not for profit organization in Champaign-Urbana. The purpose of this organization is improve the awareness and creative climate in our community by promoting Public…
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Honorary Street Ceremony

The City of Champaign will honor George Blackburn by dedicating a portion of Maple Street, from Prospect Avenue to Harris Avenue, as George Blackburn Street. The honorary street signs will be unveiled on Monday, June 28, at 1:30 p.m. during a ceremony at the corner of Maple Street and Harris Avenue in Champaign. Mr. Blackburn…
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Cable Commission Launches Community TV Website

Access to a wide range of information on local television programming is now available at, a new web site created by the Champaign-Urbana Cable Television and Telecommunications Commission. The site focuses on programs and services offered by Champaign-Urbana’s four PEG (public, education and government access) channels — CGTV (Champaign government), UPTV (Urbana government and…
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City Cable Channel Now Streaming Live on the Web

Viewers of Champaign Government Television (CGTV) can now watch City of Champaign programming streamed live on the Internet, including live coverage of City meetings. Viewers can view the live stream by visiting the City of Champaign’s website at and clicking on the “Live Stream” icon. Archived video files are also available at this same…
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Employees Recognized at Champaign Police Awards Ceremony

Yesterday, the Champaign Police Dept. held its annual awards ceremony to honor a number of its employees who earned recognition over the past year. Chief R.T. Finney recognized employees for various accomplishments ranging from great investigative work to diffusing a potentially deadly situation. Many of these employees have worked closely with the citizens in resolving…
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