Category: General Press Releases

Law Enforcement Agencies Release “Unofficial” 2017 Statistics

Area law enforcement agencies and University of Illinois officials urged safety and responsibility for the annual “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day, held in the campus area of the University of Illinois on March 3, 2017. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the precautions officials took on the day […]

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale – One Day Only

Take advantage of one-day only bulk pricing for rain barrels and compost bins.  City of Urbana and City of Champaign residents that pay a Stormwater Utility Fee are eligible for a $25.00 rebate for rain barrels.  Proof of residency and payment of the Stormwater Utility Bill required.  Pre-order now at: Rain Barrel Pre-Order Event Information: […]

Arrest Made in April 3 Bank Robbery Investigation

Yesterday, at approximately 5:10 PM, Champaign Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Champaign Police SWAT Team, served a court authorized search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of N. Neil Street. After the residence was secured, Detectives placed Eric T. Motton, a 50-year-old male from Champaign, under arrest for the offense of Aggravated Robbery. During […]

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov | 217-403-7030 This morning, at approximately 9:17 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 2011 W. Springfield Avenue for a reported bank robbery. According to bank staff, a suspect entered the bank and demanded money; implying but not displaying a weapon. The suspect was handed […]

Residential Electronics Collection Event Scheduled

Residential Electronics Collection Event Scheduled A residential electronics collection event is scheduled for May 20 at Parkland College in Champaign (2400 W. Bradley Avenue). In order to participate in the event, residents of participating communities must first register online at www.ecycle.simplybook.me. Only residents of Bondville, Broadlands, Champaign, Gifford, Homer, Ivesdale, Ludlow, Mahomet, Ogden, Royal, Sadorus, […]

CU Fresh Start Holds Second Call-In to Address Gun Violence

CU Fresh Start held its second Call-In meeting on March 9, 2017. At the Call-In, law enforcement representatives, community members and social service providers met face-to-face with eleven individuals who are known to be involved in local gun-related incidents and shootings. The message was clear and direct – “The gun violence in our community must […]

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

Media Contact: Sgt. Dennis Baltzell, 217-202-5352, dennis.baltzell@champaignil.gov   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 | david.griffet@champaignil.gov   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.  […]