City of Champaign News

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident which occurred Thursday, May 22 at approximately 7:47 p.m. in the 800 block of N. State Street. Police responded to the area after witnesses reported hearing seven or eight gunshots. Witnesses also reported seeing a red car and a silver car chasing each other while…
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TEMPORARY CHANGES IN PARKING AT UNIVERSITY AND MARKET PARKING LOT (ILLINOIS TERMINAL) DURING RESURFACING Champaign – In order to resurface the University and Market parking lot (Illinois Terminal), sections of the lot will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday, May 27, 2014 for approximately two weeks. Tuesday 5/27/14 through Monday 6/2/14 – The north section of…
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The Champaign Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team would like to notify the public of an upcoming training exercise. WHAT:    SWAT Team officers will be conducting a training exercise involving munitions.  These munitions are strictly controlled and will not pose any threat to the surrounding neighborhood. WHO:      Champaign Police Department Special Weapons…
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The Champaign Police Department remains committed to making Champaign’s roadways safe for all those who travel. An effective method of promoting safe, responsible driving is through driver education and awareness regarding the dangers of both vehicle speed and distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 3,328 people were killed and…
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On May 5, 2014, members of the Church of Christ in St. Joseph watched the film “Rape for Profit” before a panel discussion that included Dana Pfeiffer, Executive Director of the Springfield based Grounds of Grace and Champaign Police Detective Patrick Simons. “Rape for Profit” focuses on human trafficking in Seattle; Grounds of Grace assists…
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Champaign Police Officer Brian Karbach was the guest speaker for the Monticello Rotary Club on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  Officer Karbach spoke about the EOD Unit and law enforcement in general.  A member of the Monticello Rotary Club, Harold Vogelzang, emailed that Brian “. . . epitomizes the emissary of good will and caring that…
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