City of Champaign News

The Champaign Police Department has been dispatched to the Carmike Beverly Cinema for a bomb threat. The theater contacted police after being notified by their corporate office that an unknown caller indicated that nine of the company’s theaters had bombs placed in them. The caller did not specify which theaters were affected, and no information…
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The Community Relations Office and the Public Works Department are continuing efforts to increase the number of female and minority contractors and workforce diversity on City projects. The City departments partnered to host a Minority Contracting Luncheon on Tuesday, August 14th. In attendance were Mayor Don Gerard, Councilman Will Kyles, City staff and local contractors….
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Applications are now being accepted for the firefighter eligibility list process. The HR and Fire Departments are working with Public Safety Recruitment/I.O. Solutions (PSR/IO) to provide firefighter application and testing services. PSR/IO has specialized expertise in firefighter recruitment and assessments. PSR/IO expands Champaign’s targeted outreach to a broad group of diverse, qualified applicants, while streamlining…
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The City generally recruits for firefighters every two years. The recruitment process culminates in the creation of a rank-order eligibility list from which candidates are hired as vacancies occur within the relevant two year period. Effective in 2011, the Illinois Firefighter Hiring Act (P.A. 97-0251 (H.B. 1576)) created substantial changes to the way new full-time…
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Alyssia Winston, a teen who was reported missing on August 14, 2012, has been located! Yesterday evening, Champaign police confirmed that Alyssia had returned home safely after being missing since August 1st. Alyssia’s whereabouts were not disclosed to police at the time of her return. Thank you for your assistance with locating this missing person….
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Missing Child Recovered:  Jamona Collier is no longer listed as missing. She returned home safely yesterday after her story was aired. Thanks for your assistance with locating Jamona. No further information was provided to police on her whereabouts during this time.   Jamona K. Collier  Age: 13 DOB: 11/12/1998 Sex: Female Race: Black Hair: Black Eyes:…
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