City of Champaign News

Police Hold Press Conference for Update into Ashley C. Gibson Death Investigation

PRESS CONFERENCE – Ashley Chemere Gibson Death Investigation Arrest warrants have been issued for six individuals in the Ashley Gibson case, for the offense of Dismembering a Human Body, a Class X Felony [click here for photos] [Updated April 28, 3:45 PM]   Timeline and progress of the current investigation Ms. Ashley Gibson was last seen alive on […]



Residential Fire – 810 S. Duncan Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 810 S. Duncan Road, Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 2:42 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the front of the structure.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]


City of Champaign to Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 1-7

 The City of Champaign will proudly celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 1-7 in a number of exciting ways.  A national event, Public Service Recognition Week honors the men and women who serve our country at the local, county, state, and federal level. The City of Champaign will use this opportunity to engage with the […]




Police Conduct Investigation at Clinton Lake

  Following recent information developed in the missing person case of 24-year-old Ashley C. Gibson, Champaign Police Detectives directed an exploratory search of evidence at Clinton Lake in DeWitt, IL. The efforts of this search led to the recovery of human remains that were extracted from the lake at approximately 1:30 PM today. An autopsy […]




Police Continue Investigations into Missing Person Ashley Chemere Gibson

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds  | 217-621-4440 | laeisha.meaderds@ci.champaign.il.us Reported as missing on April 19, 2016, Police continue investigations into the disappearance of 24-year-old Ashley Chemere Gibson of Champaign. Last seen on Sunday, April 17, (with an updated time) at approximately 10:00PM, Ashley was reported as being in the area of Northwest Champaign visiting friends. Police Investigators have […]