Category: Police Department Press Releases

Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Team Conducts Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation 

  The Champaign County Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Team, led by the Illinois State Police, is conducting an investigation into an officer-involved shooting that occurred last night in Champaign. Preliminary information reveals that at approximately 10:37 PM, a patrol officer with the Champaign Police Department initiated a traffic stop in the 400 Block of E. Washington St.  […]

Police Make an Arrest in Murder Investigation (500 Block of E. Eureka)

On June 2, 2017 at approximately 6:14 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 500 Block of E. Eureka St., after receiving multiple reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, police located a 24-year-old male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to a local hospital, but died a short time later that same […]

Police Investigate Shooting – 500 Block of E. Eureka

This evening at approximately 6:14 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 500 Block of E. Eureka St., after receiving multiple reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, Police located a 24-year-old male victim suffering from several gunshot wounds.  The victim was immediately transported to an area-hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident at Market Place Shopping Center

Yesterday, at approximately 9:06 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Market Place Shopping Center, located at 2000 N. Neil St., after receiving reports of gunfire. Preliminary investigations suggest that an argument took place within the mall, leading to one of the parties involved firing at least one gun round.  The individuals involved in the dispute […]

Champaign Police Encourage Seat Belt Safety, May 15 -May 30

As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Champaign Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. The national seat-belt enforcement campaign will take place through May 30, concurrent with Memorial Day celebrations, one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year. Click […]

Police Employees and Citizens Recognized at Champaign Police Awards Ceremony

The Champaign Police Department hosted its annual Employee Awards Ceremony Tuesday night to acknowledge staff’s positive commitments to the community and to highlight the Department’s dedicated pledge of “service through trust, integrity and respect.” Nominated by their peers for their standout acts of service over the previous calendar year, police officers and civilian staff were […]

Champaign Police Kick-Off National Police Week with Historical Display

In honor of National Police Week, the Champaign Police Department has transformed one of its spaces into a history museum, displaying artifacts and documents that showcase the progress of the Department since its establishment in 1860.   Among the antiques on display: the first City Building police blotter desk from 1889; an original police officer’s […]

Police Investigate Stabbing Incident – 1200 Block of N. Walnut

Today, at approximately 12:20 PM, Champaign Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1200 Block of N. Walnut Street after receiving report of an apparent stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 33-year-old female with multiple stab wounds to her hands and torso.  The victim was rushed to an area hospital, where she remains in […]

Police Report on Distracted Driving Awareness Week Campaign

The Champaign Police Department and University of Illinois Police Department joined forces with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Illinois last week to bring attention to the dangers and consequences associated with distracted driving. During the week, police shared educational resources and issued the following enforcement warnings and citations to drivers: Violation Warnings […]

10 Tips for Managing Common Driving Distractions

10 Tips for Managing Some of the Most Common Driving Distractions courtesy, Illinois Association Chiefs of Police Distracted drivers take their eyes off the road an average of 5 out of every 6 seconds. At 55 mph, that means a texting driver travels the length of a football field–including the end zones–without looking at the […]