Items tagged: Champaign

Champaign Police Department Warns of Heroin Overdoses

The Champaign Police Department remains concerned over a series of drug overdoses that have occurred over the past week. Since February 16th, over 10 individuals have required medical treatment and hospitalization regarding a drug overdose.  Of those incidents, two fatalities have resulted. It appears that the drug overdoses may be a result of a deadly form…
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Local Author Festival at Champaign Public Library

Published writers from Champaign County are invited to participate. Champaign Public Library is celebrating local writing talent with a Local Author Festival to be held on Saturday, April 11 from 11 am to 3 pm. This is a free event open to the public. Local authors will have an opportunity to meet readers and other…
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Area Police Collaborate in Response to Recent Shootings

Community Members Urged to Assist in Providing Information Local law enforcement agencies are working together to investigate seven incidents related to the aggravated discharge of a firearm that have occurred in the Urbana-Champaign area since late Friday evening. Police agencies have identified these incidents as being related to two feuding groups, who have fired numerous…
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Homeless Education and Awareness

The annual One Winter Night fundraising event in downtown Champaign, sponsored by CU at Home, was held from 5:30 – 9:00 pm on Friday, February 6. This year’s event included a new an educational component regarding homelessness. The Champaign City Building served as the educational space with several vendors set up in the atrium while various…
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Housing Authority of Champaign County To Utilize Local Codes

The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) will be utilizing local municipal code requirements for tenant based voucher units in the Housing Choice Voucher Program effective July 1, 2015. This will be applicable to the City of Champaign, City of Urbana and Village of Rantoul. For the unincorporated areas, HACC will utilize the property maintenance codes…
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City of Champaign Ban on Running Bamboo

Champaign City Council adopted an ordinance to ban running bamboo within the City limits effective February 3, 2015. Running bamboo can become an invasive nuisance through the aggressive spread of underground rhizomes resulting in the emergence of new bamboo culms far from the plant. Running bamboo can also grow to a height in excess of…
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Champaign Fire Department Ice Rescue Training

The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting Ice Rescue Training January 20-22, 2015 at Mattis Park on Devonshire Drive in Champaign. Crews will respond to a report of a victim that has fallen through the ice and will perform a rescue of the victim (s). There will be two sessions daily at 8:30 and 10:00am…
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Champaign Police Arrest Subjects with Stolen Firearms

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at approximately 7:38 P.M., the Champaign Police Department executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Kenwood Road, Champaign, IL. The search warrant was part of an on-going residential burglary investigation involving stolen electronics and firearms. In October of 2014, a burglary occurred at a private residence in Champaign,…
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Champaign Park District – Block Party Discussions

Neighborhood Coordinator, John Ruffin met with Jameel Jones, Outreach Director from the Champaign Park District, to discuss a series of upcoming block parties that will be conducted throughout the City.  The block parties are focused on making program services equitable throughout the community and will be focused in neighborhoods we have targeted for Neighborhood Action…
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