City of Champaign News

Police Identify and Arrest Suspect Responsible for Recent Armed Robberies

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at approximately 4:30 PM, the US Marshal Service arrested 27-year-old Carmaine R. McBride of Champaign on charges of Armed Robbery. After seeking the public’s help on September 7 to identify an armed robbery suspect, a tip confirmed the identity of the suspect […]

Police Seek Suspect in Multiple Commercial Robberies

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | Champaign Police Detectives seek the public’s help in locating a suspect associated with four recent robberies in the Champaign area. Dane M. Williams of Champaign, pictured below, is a suspect in four commercial robberies within the last 24-hours. In all of the incidents, Williams grabbed or […]

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Neighborhood Services Coordination staff facilitated the final local planning committee meeting for the upcoming Regional Neighbor Network Conference (RNNC).  The 2016 RNNC will be hosted here in Champaign-Urbana on September 29-October 1.  Registration for the conference is being conducted via the conference web page and to date 243 people have […]

Code Compliance – Beardsley Ave

Code Compliance – 300 block W. Beardsley During a routine inspection, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete notice severe damage to the porch area of a single family residential structure. As a result, Peete issued a housing violation notice to address the structural deficiencies. After receiving the housing violation notice, the property owner contacted Peete to inform him a vehicle accidently ran into the porch and he was currently working with his insurance […]

Springfield Avenue Lane Closure

In order to facilitate tree work, the Public Works Department will close the westbound lane of Springfield Avenue between Kenwood Road and Duncan Road.  Westbound traffic will be routed through the center turn lane.  The closure will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 15.  Access to driveways will be maintained throughout the […]

Downtown Road Closures

Downtown Road Closures To accommodate the Pygmalion Food Festival being held in Downtown this weekend, the following roads and parking lots will be closed beginning at 5:00 a.m. Friday, September 16 and will reopen at 3:00 a.m. Sunday, September 18. Through traffic will not be allowed during the closure. – Main Street between Walnut Street […]

Champaign Police Labor Day Safety Campaign – Ticket Mobilization Results

Media Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon | 217-403-6934 | Over the Labor Day holiday, the Champaign Police Department participated in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and the Click It or Ticket traffic safety campaigns.  The local effort was part of a nationwide campaign in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois […]