Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Investigate Bank Robbery (Marine Bank, 1001 S. Neil Street)

Champaign police are currently searching for a robbery suspect who entered Marine Bank, located at 1001 S. Neil Street, at approximately 1:09 PM this afternoon, demanding money. Bank employees reported seeing the suspect enter the bank wearing sunglasses, a hat and possibly a wig. The suspect then asked to speak with staff about bank services….
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Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Join the Champaign Police Department at the Texas Roadhouse in Champaign on Friday, July 27, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser. Customers can stop by Texas Roadhouse for a “free” lunch served by local law enforcement!  The meal features a pulled pork sandwich, corn, fresh baked bread…
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CU Gun Buyback

Join local law enforcement agencies in helping to “Save a Dream and Secure Tomorrow” Turn in a gun, receive a $50 Visa Cash Card! No questions asked. Limit 2 guns per person (No Gun Dealers please). Avaialable only to residents of Champaign County. When:    Saturday, August 4, 2012 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Where:  Champaign-Urbana Public Health District…
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Police Seeking Information on Homicide (Intersection of Thornton and Cruising Lane)

On July 4, 2012 at approximately 10:24 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the intersection of Thornton and Cruising Lane for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, Champaign Police found a 20 year-old Champaign woman lying in that intersection with a gunshot wound. This victim was transported to Carle Emergency Room where she was later…
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Fourth of July Fireworks

Ban on Personal Fireworks The Champaign County Freedom Celebration Committee would like to remind the public that the Champaign Park District and Parkland College prohibit the possession of fireworks on their property. For the safety of everyone attending the Freedom Celebration activities, no fireworks will be allowed at Parkland College, Dodds Park or Heritage Park….
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Law Enforcement Officials and Community Members Stand Together to Address Recent Acts of Gun Violence

This morning, Champaign County Law Enforcement Officials and Concerned Community Members held a news conference to address three (3) recent deaths related to gun violence involving a youth and two young adults. At the news conference, Law Enforcement Officials and community representatives discussed the recent increase in gun violence compared to the same time last…
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