The City continues to expand and enhance efforts to effectively recruit a diverse pool of applicants for City jobs. Deputy Fire Chief Eric Mitchell and Assistant HR Director Lori Bluhm attended a Firefighter Diversity and Recruitment Workshop on October 19. The workshop provided tools and techniques for outreach and partnerships to connect with a broader… (Read the Rest…)
Lt. Dave Shaffer and Officer Shane Standifer attended the Shadow Wood Neighborhood Meeting on Friday, October 19. Improving relationships with the Latino community and concerns over recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement activities in the area were the topics of discussion.
The Community Coalition sponsored a Police and Community Dialogue on October 18 at Columbia School. The speaker, Dr. Michael Schlosser of the Police Training Institute, gave a presentation on citizens’ rights and responsibilities. An open dialogue between local law enforcement and community members followed the presentation. This event which is aimed at improving the relations… (Read the Rest…)
Champaign Police Officer Rob Wills gave a presentation to the citizens of “Strattonville” on October 24. Since February 2012, the focus of students at Stratton Leadership and Microsociety Magnet School has been learning about society and democracy and designing their own. Officer Wills’ presentation informed students about the “Life of a Police Officer.”
On October 16, Champaign Community Coalition and the Champaign Police Department met at Apostolic Faith Church and conducted a “Walk as One” event in the Bristol Park Neighborhood. The coalition canvassed the neighborhood to share important crime prevention and safety information and discussed ways to address neighborhood concerns with neighborhood residents.
Yesterday, at 4:00 PM, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of E. Eureka for a single-car accident with injuries. At the accident scene, officers encountered a male driver who had been involved in a rollover accident. Officers observed a 1998 Chevy Lumina resting in the yard of a residence with the driver trapped underneath… (Read the Rest…)
Champaign Police arrested 24 year old Lyle W. Gallez for Armed Robbery of the Big Lots, 2002 W. Springfield Avenue on October 22, 2012 at approximately 9:00 PM. Gallez entered the store while armed with a knife and demanded money. When the store employee could not open the register, the suspect left the store. Responding… (Read the Rest…)
On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, GIRE Roofing will be temporarily closing one northbound lane of Walnut Street between Clark Street and University Avenue in order to place a crane for roofing at 11 E University. The crane will be removed and the lane will be reopened by the end of Thursday, October 25, 2012. During… (Read the Rest…)
Due to increased traffic for University of Illinois Homecoming this week, the work scheduled for October 24, to replace the damaged pavement in the 2300 S Block of Prospect Ave. is postponed until further notice. The work was scheduled to close two lanes of Prospect Ave. between Windsor Rd. and Harrington Dr. from October 24… (Read the Rest…)
Champaign police have arrested a suspect, BRIAN J. FERRELL, in connection with a shooting that occurred at the Mobile Super Pantry, 1503 N. Neil Street, on October 14, 2012. Champaign Police located BRIAN J. FERRELL while patrolling the area of Bradley Avenue and Chestnut Street. On October 20th at 3:52 PM, officers observed a male… (Read the Rest…)