City of Champaign News

Citizen Review of Police Complaints Working Group to Hold Community Meetings

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Jon Swenson | 217-403-7010 | The Champaign Police Department Citizen Review of Police Complaints Working Group will hold two meetings to gather public feedback into the Champaign Police Department’s complaint processes and in the consideration of citizen review. Formed in June 2016, the focus of the Working Group is to provide […]

October 4, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session

The City Council agendas for the October 4, 2016 Regular Council Meeting and Post Council Study Session are now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and […]

Arrest Made in September 25 Shooting Investigation

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-403-6987 |   On September 29, 2016 at approximately 10:15 PM, 18-year-old Robbie M. Patton of Champaign turned himself in to the Champaign County Jail for the offenses of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Arrest warrants were issued for Patton on Tuesday, in connection with […]

Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a sewer repair, the Public Works Department has closed one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between Elm Street and Harris Avenue.  This work began on Thursday, September 29 and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5. The City appreciates the cooperation of […]

30th Annual Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Kicks Off Tonight

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are pleased to welcome attendees to the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) which starts today and lasts through Saturday, October 1, 2016.  More than 310 participants from five states are converging on Champaign for three days of training and information sharing about ways to promote neighborhood wellness and […]

Police Arrest Two Suspects in Robbery Investigations

Media Contact: Lt. Robert Rea | 217-403-6908 |   On Wednesday, September 28 at approximately 1:55 AM, Champaign Police apprehended two suspects at Meijer Supermarket in Champaign in connection with two recent robberies.  Arrested was 18-year-old Jaime Travis Varelas of Champaign and a 17-year-old male juvenile, also of Champaign.   Varelas and the juvenile were […]

Traffic Signals on Generators Due to State Farm Electrical Work

Due to electrical work at the State Farm Center on Thursday, September 29, the traffic signals at the intersections of First Street and Fourth Street along Kirby Avenue will be placed on flash from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Temporary stop signs will be placed at the intersections.  The electrical work will also affect street […]

Police Hold Press Conference as Update to September 25 Shooting Investigations

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 |   Today, the Champaign Police Department held a press conference to provide updates into the September 25, 2016 shooting that resulted in multiple gunshot victims and the death of 22-year-old George Korchev. Preliminary results of the investigation identified an individual believed to be responsible for the Green St. […]

Mattis Avenue Lane Closures

In order to repair an asphalt street, the Public Works Department will intermittently close lanes of Mattis Avenue between John Street and Kirby Avenue.  This work will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27 and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7. Residents will have […]