The entry-level Police Officer recruitment efforts by the Human Resources and Champaign Police departments culminated on September 3rd with 406 total applications received, including 115 minorities (28.32%) and 81 female applicants (19.95%). New this year, a $25 testing fee or waiver was implemented. The intent of the testing fee was to reduce the number of… (Read the Rest…)
School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield conducted a “Bullying, Cyber Bullying, and Sexting” presentation to over 50 youth and parents at the Champaign Public Library on October 13, 2010. The event is one of five held in honor of Crime Prevention Month.
On October 13, 2010, the Administration staff of Unit 4 Schools hosted a Gold Card Club breakfast in which School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield presented information on the School Resource Officer program. The group highlighted success of the program and the partnership between school staff and the Champaign Police Department.
On October 4th at 607 E Beardsley, Habitat for Humanity, City of Champaign and the University of Illinois Habitat Student Chapter hosted a ground breaking on a new home for the Towanda Frazier family. This is a truly collaborative effort as the land and funds are being provided by the City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Stabilization… (Read the Rest…)
The City of Champaign has received a copy of the Complaint filed by Jeshaun Manning-Carter and Laura Manning, his mother, concerning an incident that occurred October 9, 2009 – the accidental shooting death of Kiwane Carrington and the arrest of Manning-Carter at 906 W. Vine Street. The Complaint alleges that Carrington was shot by Police… (Read the Rest…)
Champaign police have arrested a suspect in connection with an Aggravated Battery case that occurred on September 14, 2010, in the 400 block of East John Street. Today, twenty-one year old Tyren L. Scott of Champaign was interviewed by Champaign Detectives and subsequently arrested for his involvement in the aforementioned case. After conducting a month-long… (Read the Rest…)
Today at approximately 9:59 a.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to First Midwest Bank, 812 W. Springfield, for a reported robbery. Police received information that a man entered the bank and handed the teller a note while demanding money. The suspect implied having a gun, though witnesses report never actually seeing one displayed. The suspect… (Read the Rest…)
Champaign Police Department Crime Prevention Month Activities In 1984, the National Crime Prevention Council designated October as Crime Prevention Month. Since then, government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses and youth organizations have reached out to educate the public and explore new partnerships during this special month. Throughout October, the Champaign Police Department will conduct a… (Read the Rest…)
Installation of 8 ft by 6 ft concrete box culverts continued today. The work required intermittent closure of north bound Walnut Street and lane reductions on both Walnut and Neil Street. Construction flaggers and detour signage were utilized to manage the traffic. Weather permitting, the work is anticipated to be completed in about three weeks…. (Read the Rest…)
At the end of September, Meadow Gold Demolition contractor Homrich, Inc. was 80% finished with the concrete removal work. Removal work remaining included 11 concrete caissons. A caisson is defined as a shaft of concrete placed under a building column or wall and extending down to hardpan or rock. A caisson is also known as… (Read the Rest…)