Items tagged: Champaign

Library Again Receives 4-Star Status

In the 2014 ratings, released this month, Champaign Public Library was among 258 public libraries to earn “star library” status, placing it among the top 3% of public libraries nationwide. The library has won this prestigious designation each year since the program launched in 2008, earning a 4-star rating for the last four years. The…
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Public Safety Announcement – Holiday Shopping Tips

Since June 30, 2014, the Champaign Police Department has taken nine theft reports involving wallets and other personal items, having been stolen from the purses of restaurant patrons. Reports indicate that items were stolen from purses hanging on the back of patrons’ chairs, or from purses left unattended and unzipped. The Champaign Police Department is…
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CFD Fire Information Report – 109 Roper Street

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of smoke & flames seen coming from a house at 109 Roper St. on October 31, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found a small amount of fire at a back window of the structure. Fire crews deployed a portable fire extinguisher to the back of the structure…
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Champaign Police Investigate Two Shootings

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating two shootings that occurred early Saturday morning. The first shooting occurred On October 25, 2014, in the 900 block of W. Bradley Avenue at approximately 2:14 AM. Officers responded to the area and located a 35 year-old male gunshot victim, who was found lying unresponsive on the ground….
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Keep Champaign Beautiful – Litter Index Survey

As part of the Keep America Beautiful certification process, Keep Champaign Beautiful committee members conducted a Litter Index survey on Friday, October 17, 2014. The survey is designed to provide a baseline which affiliates can use to monitor educational efforts and determine if littering behavior is changing in the community. The Litter Index is an…
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The Champaign Police Department and the University of Illinois Police Department Address Recent Crimes on Campus

“Citizens Are Encouraged to Remain Alert and Travel in Pairs” The Champaign Police Department and the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD) are working closely to implement effective crime prevention strategies on campus. Over the past two weeks, 12 incidents of mob action and robbery have occurred in the U of IL campus area. In…
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S.W.AT. Deployed to Domestic Incident: One Arrest Made (400 block of N. Prospect Avenue)

On October 18, 2014, the Champaign Police Department arrested Joseph Lee Harris, 31, of Champaign, after an arrest warrant for a parole violation was issued. Harris was arrested during a domestic incident involving a female who reported being threatened and battered by Harris. The female was able to flee from the home to a safe…
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Police Arrest Suspect in Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Cases

309 E. Green Street The Champaign Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with two separate sexual abuse and sexual assault incidents that occurred between 3:00 a.m. and 4:40 a.m. on October 11, 2014 at the apartment building located at 309 E. Green Street. Paul Andrew Rouse, 29, of Schaumberg, was arrested on October…
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