Category: General Press Releases

Low-Income Housing Tax Credits Awarded to Bristol Place Redevelopment

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that earlier today the Illinois Housing Development Authority awarded Oak Grove Development Corporation (an affiliate of the Housing Authority of Champaign County), in partnership with the City of Champaign and AHDVS, LLC, low-income housing tax credits for the Bristol Place redevelopment project.  The tax credits were awarded […]

Police Continue to Seek Suspect in September 12 Bank Robbery – Regions Bank

Champaign Police have received a number of tips associated with the September 12 bank robbery of Regions Bank (111 S. State St.) and request additional support to locate the suspect, 38-year-old Derek L. Watson of Champaign. A more recent photo of Watson is being provided to aid in citizen identification. According to reports, Watson entered […]

Now on CGTV: Improved Pedestrian Safety at Downtown Crosswalks

Recently, staff from CGTV and Public Works teamed up to produce the first in a series of short videos about the improved pedestrian crosswalks throughout the City of Champaign. The first video in the series takes us downtown to the intersections of S. Walnut St. and Logan St. where the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon traffic […]

Downtown Road Closures this Weekend – Pygmalion Festival

Champaign Police provides this notice of street closures and parking limitations this weekend, from 6:00AM Friday, September 22 – 5:00 AM Sunday, September 24: Main St. will be closed between Chestnut and Walnut. The circle drive and business parking off Chestnut and Main will be open. The intersection of Taylor St. & Market St. will be […]

Police Investigate Overnight Shooting – 900 Block of Pomona Drive

This morning, at approximately 2:57AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 900 Block of Pomona Dr. after receiving multiple reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, police identified a 25-year-old female victim who had been shot during an argument with a nearby resident. The victim was transported to an area hospital for what appears to be […]

UPDATE: Suspect Identified in September 12 Bank Robbery

Champaign Police have identified 38-year-old Derek L. Watson of Champaign as the primary suspect in a robbery that took place yesterday at Regions Bank (111 S. State St). Bank staff reported that a suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money.  An undetermined amount of currency was given before the suspect […]

2017 Immigrant Welcome Award Recipients Announced

As co-sponsors of the 4th Annual Immigrant Welcome Award Ceremony, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, the CU Immigration Forum, and the Urbana Free Library are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Immigrant Welcome Awards.  The award recipients will be honored during the Immigrant Welcome Award Ceremony and Celebration on September 23, 2017, at […]

Police Seek the Public’s Help to Identify Bank Robbery Suspect 

Today at approximately 3:12PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Regions Bank, located at 111 S. State Street for a reported bank robbery. According to bank staff, the suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money.  An undetermined amount of currency was given to the suspect before he fled on foot in […]

Arrest Made in Fatal September 1 Shooting – 1200 Block of N. McKinley Ave.

Today at approximately 11:50 AM, Jaki Pearson of Champaign surrendered without incident to detectives of the Champaign Police Department for the offense of Murder. An arrest warrant was issued for 20-year-old Pearson on September 4, in connection with the September 1, 2017 shooting of 19-year-old Brandon J. Smith in the 1200 Block of N. McKinley […]

Police Identify Suspect in September 1 Fatal Shooting – 1200 Block of N. McKinley Ave.

On September 1, 2017 at approximately 12:44 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 1200 Block of N. McKinley Ave. after nearby officers heard multiple gunshots in the immediate area. Officers located 19-year-old Brandon J. Smith in critical condition. He was transported to Carle Hospital, but would succumb to his injuries a short time later. Since […]