City of Champaign News

The process to establish an entry-level Police Officer eligibility list continued this week with oral interviews. Human Resources staff coordinated interviews for approximately 96 candidates on May 1, 2 and 3. Interview panelists included Board of Police and Fire Commissioners and City staff from the Police and Neighborhood Services departments. Interview scores will be combined…
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For the last several months, Information Technologies Department staff has worked with the City’s online video hosting service (TelVue) to make City videos available for on-demand viewing on Apple iOS devices (iPads and iPods). All City-produced videos and all 2012 City meetings are now viewable on iOS devices. The live stream is not yet fully…
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Champaign police are currently searching for a robbery suspect who fled from First Financial Bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police received information that a man entered the bank at approximately 9:06 a.m. today and handed the teller a note which demanded money. Bank employees did not report seeing a gun, but stated that it…
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The 30th episode of “Champaign Connection” runs on CGTV thru the end of June. • Anthony Cobb (Chief of Police) introduces himself to the community and provides viewers a look at the man behind the badge. Learn about his management philosophy and goals for strengthening the bond between the Champaign Police Department and the community….
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Champaign Police have arrested a suspect, JAMONTE R. HILL, in connection with a shooting that occurred near Clock and Bellefontaine Streets on April 24, 2012.    Jamonte R. Hill Age: 17 Charges: Attempt Murder/Intent to Kill/Injure and Aggravated Battery with Firearm Bond: $1,000,000 The shooting occurred on April 24, 2012, at approximately 7:45 p.m., near…
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The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 3731 Harbor Estates Ln. $494,260.00 04/23/12 Aquas Partnership/Multifamily 3721 Harbor Estates Ln. $524,500.00 04/23/12 Aquas Partnership/Multifamily

On April 25, the Planning Department led a live-streaming, interactive meeting to present details of the recently-released Request for Proposals to develop Parking Lot J. City staff from Planning, Building Safety, and Engineering described the elements of the RFP, and then answered questions from the in-person, online, and television audiences. At the conclusion of the…
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