Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Announces Proposed Settlement in Benjamin Mann Case

At their December 15, 2015, meeting, the Champaign City Council will consider approving a settlement to a lawsuit filed by Benjamin Mann against the City of Champaign, the Champaign Police Department, and seven police officers (Case No. 14-cv-2200).  The proposed $225,000 settlement would release all claims against the City and police, but does not admit […]

City of Champaign Responds to Media Inquiries Regarding Police Officer’s Use of Force

  For Immediate Release December 10, 2015   Contact: LaEisha Meaderds, 217-621-4440   A dedicated time of 11 AM – 12 PM and 2 PM – 3PM today have been scheduled for media inquiries regarding this release.  Location:  Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil Street, Council Chambers   City of Champaign Responds to Media Inquiries Regarding […]

Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” Enforcement

  For Immediate Release December 7, 2015                                                          Contact:  Sgt. Geoff Coon 217-403-6934                                  geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Department Thanksgiving “Click It or […]

Police Make Arrest in Recent Commercial Burglaries

  For Immediate Release December 1, 2015                                                          Contact:  Lt. Jim Clark 217-403-7040                                 jim.clark@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Make Arrest in Recent Commercial Burglaries On […]

Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery at First Midwest Bank

  For Immediate Release November 30, 2015                                                          Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-621-4647                                    david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery (First […]

Mayor Feinen to Attend Harvard Conference for Newly Elected Mayors

Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen will join mayors from cities across the country for Harvard Institute of Politics’ (IOP) upcoming Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors in early December.  Every two years, the IOP hosts the country’s preeminent ‎educational and preparatory program for new U.S. mayors. Newly elected mayors from prominent cities […]

2015-12-01 Regular City Council Agenda

The City Council agenda for the December 1, 2015 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 […]

December Parking Promotion in the Hill Street Parking Deck

During the month of December, the City of Champaign will offer free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck as a thank you for patronizing Downtown businesses. People who spend $5.00 or more at any Downtown business or restaurant are eligible for one free visit in the parking deck, up to four hours on the […]

Champaign Fire Department Encourages a Safe Kitchen This Holiday Season

The kitchen is the heart of the home and the hub for excitement during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people in the home. Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.  […]

Champaign Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Investigation

  For Immediate Release November 20, 2015                                                      Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030                                     david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Investigation Champaign […]