Category: General Press Releases

Champaign Police and Champaign County Coroner’s Office Conduct Death Investigation

Media Contact: Sgt. Dennis Baltzell, 217-202-5352,   Last night, at approximately 10:36 PM, Champaign Police responded to the “0-100” Block of E. John St. following report that an individual had fallen from an apartment balcony. Upon arrival to the scene, the individual, who was later identified as 23-year-old University of Illinois student Jonathan Morales, was found […]

Champaign Police Detectives Make an Arrest in Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

Media Contact:  Sgt. David Griffet | 217-403-6927 |   On Wednesday March 1, at approximately 6:17 PM, Champaign Police Detectives arrested 56-year-old Duane E. Edwards of Champaign for the offense of Predatory Sexual Assault of a Child and Possession of Child Pornography. Edwards was arrested following a police report that claimed he sexually abused a child […]

Champaign Remains Committed to Fostering a Welcoming Community for All

  During the February 21, 2017, City Council meeting, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen made the following comments: “Over the last several weeks, a number of residents have reached out to my fellow City Council Members and me with concerns about the President’s Executive Orders pertaining to refugee immigration and federal immigration enforcement. While information about […]

2017 STAR Awards Nominations

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the eighth year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy to assist in our neighborhoods and community.  […]

City of Champaign Proposes Settlements in Two Lawsuits

At their meeting on February 21, 2017, the Champaign City Council will consider approving two legal settlements. The first would settle a lawsuit filed by Precious Jackson against the City of Champaign and three police officers.  The proposed $250,000 settlement would release all claims against the City and the officers.  In her suit, Jackson alleged […]

MCORE Work to Start this Spring on Green and White Streets

MCORE Work to Start this Spring on Green and White Streets The transformative $44 Million Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project will start improving mobility in the core of our community when work begins this spring. Project partners (the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), in […]

Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer!

The City of Champaign continues to accept applications for entry-level and experienced police officers to join the ranks of the Champaign Police Department.   Named by MSN as one of the 30 best-paying cities for police officers in the country, the Champaign Police Department is a full-service destination agency dedicated to providing service through trust, integrity and respect.  […]

Champaign Receives Tree City USA Designation for 32nd Year The City of Champaign has been designated as a Tree City USA for 2016. The City has received this designation, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters, annually since 1984. To be designated as […]

Arrest Made in January 19 Bank Robbery

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 |   On January 19, 2017 at approximately 11:05 AM, Champaign Police responded to Busey Bank, located at 3002 W. Windsor Road, for a bank robbery.  The suspect, who was later identified as 30-year-old Jeremy Larson of Champaign had entered the bank, demanded money, and then fled the area on foot. […]

UPDATE: Suspect Identified in January 19 Bank Robbery

On January 19, 2017 at approximately 11:05 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 3002 W. Windsor Road for a reported bank robbery.  Bank staff reported that a suspect entered the bank, jumped onto the counter and announced it was a robbery and demanded money.  An undetermined amount of currency was provided […]