City of Champaign News

Officer Jonathan Westfield also served as a panelist for the TALK Foundation’s community forum on anti-bullying held at the Champaign Public Library on February 20th. The TALK Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the safety and well-being of children in East Central Illinois and throughout the world.

Last week, Champaign Police officers Jonathan Westfield, Andre Davis, and Jeffrey Pickett attended two internship and career fairs at Eastern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS). At the UIS fair, Officer Westfield took the time to visit with Homer Simpson and the Mel-O-Cream team.

The Human Resources Department and Police Department administered promotional testing for the rank of Police Sergeant on February 13 and 14. Eighteen police officers participated in the testing process. Step one was a written examination covering leadership and supervision, legal guidelines and City/Police Department policy and procedure. Step two involved completion of three assessment center…
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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 903 W. Anthony Dr. (Bldg. 1) $564,968.00 02/14/12 Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon/New Vanilla Box 901 W. Anthony Dr. (Bldg. 2) $434,754.00 02/14/12 Lone…
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In an effort to increase awareness about the entry-level police officer application process, Champaign Police Department recruiters are attending area career fairs. This week, recruiters are onsite at Eastern Illinois University’s “Career Network Day”, internship and career fair (Wednesday) and the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Career Fair (Thursday) to provide information on internship and…
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Last July, Champaign police officers responded to South Second Street on a report that a man had made suicidal threats. The information was confirmed and he was transported for an involuntary evaluation at Provena. Officers seized his legally-owned Glock .40 caliber pistol. Since no action was taken on his Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card, the…
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The Human Resources Department coordinated the annual Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair, held on February 9, 2012. Approximately 120 City employees and retirees attended. At the Fair, Provena Covenant Medical Center, Carle Foundation Hospital, and Christie Clinic were on hand to conduct biometric screenings, including cholesterol and triglyceride screens. Various vendors participated to provide valuable…
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