City of Champaign News

Shooting Suspects Wanted

The Champaign Police Department is asking for assistance with locating the suspects pictured below. QWANTRELL L. AYRES and KEVIN I. AKINS, of Champaign, are both wanted for the offense of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in connection with the shooting that occurred on June 7, 2013, in the 1100 block of Mimosa. A warrant was […]

City Computer Network Down for Fiber Implementation

In an effort to enhance City Services, fiber network implementation at the City of Champaign is now underway. This will require our internal network being down for several days while all connections are cut over to our new network. NETWORK DOWNTIME AT ALL FACILITIES 7:00am – Thursday, June 13th through 7:00am – Monday June 17th. […]

Lane Closure on Bradley Avenue (Between Hickory Street and Chestnut Street)

Walden Associated Technologies will be performing routine storm sewer maintenance on Bradley Avenue between Hickory Street and Chestnut Street. In order to complete this work, eastbound and westbound traffic on Bradley Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the work zone. These operations are daytime only and will not impact evening […]

Two Arrests Made in Vine Shooting

On June 10, 2013, Champaign Police officers responded to the area of Fifth & Vine Streets for a report of a drive-by shooting. Reports indicate that suspects, from a silver-colored car, fired shots at a second vehicle. During the gunfire, several rounds struck a house in the 700 block of N. Fifth Street, but no […]

Community Members Address Gun Violence

Concerned Community Members will hold a news conference to address recent acts of gun violence. What: Community Members will address four (4) recent incidents related to gun violence involving youth and young adults. Who: Pastor Lekevie Johnson, Jericho Missionary Baptist Church Herb Burnett, Business Owner Janice Mitchell, Urbana Community Member Will Kyles, Council Member, District […]

Champaign Police Department is asking for Community Assistance to End Gun Violence

In response to the recent shootings, the Champaign Police Department has been engaging community members in an effort to prevent further acts of violence. The Champaign Police Department is continuing to investigate the shootings that have occurred since Friday afternoon. To date, several witnesses have been interviewed, evidence collected and one suspect arrested for Aggravated […]