Items tagged: Champaign

West Park Neighborhood Association

The newly formed group met on Saturday, July 19 despite the rainstorm and many of the residents having to deal with flooded basements. Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin met with about twenty residents who turned out for the neighborhood group kickoff meeting. The residents were excited about the opportunity to organize and reaffirmed that the priorities…
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Look Up! Program

Deputy Fire Marshals Janet Maupin and Randy Smith, Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear, and Summer Youth Employment Interns Tylon Turner and Olivia Dew met with representatives from the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The representatives from the OSFM will be attending the Fire Factor academy on September 27, 2014 to deliver two…
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Third Suspect in Redding Homicide Arrested – Investigation Continues

A third suspect, Micah J. Hopkins, 30, of Champaign, has been arrested in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding. According the Blytheville Police Department, their agency assisted the U.S. Marshal’s Service with the capture of Micah Hopkins. Hopkins was taken into custody yesterday afternoon at 1608 Chickasawba Street in Blytheville, Arkansas. Two other…
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“Own the Night, Own your Community” National Night Out 2014

The City of Champaign will recognize National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. National Night Out (NNO) is a designated evening when communities across America come together to take a stand against crime. To celebrate the nationwide event, residents are encouraged to lock their doors, turn on their porch lights and…
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North Neil Sidewalk and School Crossing Improvements

Starting Thursday, July 31, 2014, weather permitting, Duce Construction is anticipating the start of construction activities related to new sidewalk and pedestrian crossing improvements as part of a Federally funded Safe Routes to School Project. The project includes improvements to the school crossing of Neil Street at Eureka, consisting of a new crossing sidewalk ramps on…
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Three Arrested for Intimidation of a Witness in Redding Homicide

On July 29, 2014, the Champaign Police obtained three arrest warrants for individuals suspected of intimidating a witness in the investigation of the Allen Redding homicide. Markeeta McFarland (38), Paul Craig (39), and Devon Craig (37), all of Champaign, are being charged with Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness, a Class 2 felony for which the…
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West Washington Street Road Closure

Stark Excavating Inc. will be installing a new manhole and storm sewer alongside the north public right of way of West Washington Street. In order to complete the work, West  Washington Street will be temporarily closed to through traffic from North Russell to North Garfield during the day. This work is part of the West…
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Correction to Traffic Crash Investigation (Bradley Avenue and Walnut Street)

The Champaign Police Department inadvertently erred yesterday evening in releasing information that the driver of the suspect vehicle was deceased after fleeing from police and getting into an accident at Bradley and Walnut. The driver is alive and still receiving treatment at Carle Hospital. The Police Department regrets releasing incorrect information. The Police Department is…
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Update: Fire at 1102 Centennial Drive

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded yesterday to a report of a working fire at 1102 Centennial Dr. in Champaign. Upon arrival, fire crews found fire venting through a window on the second floor at the front of the building. Champaign fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. All occupants were out of the residence…
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Chase Bank Robbery

On July 25, 2014 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to Chase Bank, 201 W. University Ave, for a reported robbery. Police received information that a man entered the bank and handed the teller a threatening note while demanding money. The suspect then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency…
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