Category: General Press Releases

Police Encourage Safety this St. Patrick’s Day with “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

The Champaign Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation this St. Patrick’s Day to help stop drunk and drug-impaired drivers through its high-visibility enforcement campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Widely celebrated across the country, very unfortunately, St. Patrick’s Day has traditionally been one of the deadliest holidays due to the number […]

City of Champaign’s Excellent AAA Debt Rating is Affirmed

The City of Champaign has once again received the highest rating possible from two financial industry leaders.  In its most recent report, Fitch Ratings affirmed the City’s AAA bond rating, with a stable outlook.  The City’s debt also carries a triple-A rating with a stable outlook from Moody’s Investors Services.  This is the fifth consecutive […]

Police Investigate Shooting – 700 Block of N. Hickory Street

This morning, at approximately 1:22 AM, Champaign Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 700 Block of N. Hickory St., near the area of a local club. The preliminary investigation reveals that a verbal argument could be heard in the area immediately prior to an unknown suspect(s) firing numerous gun shots. Four […]

UPDATE: Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Incident – 1300 Block of Sunset Drive

On Wednesday, March 7, at approximately 12:26 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1300 block of Sunset Drive for a report of gunfire. Upon arrival, police located 26-year-old Micheal White of Chicago, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound. Continued police investigation into this incident has resulted in the identification of a suspect and issuance of […]

Police Ask for Assistance in Homicide Investigation – 1300 Block of Sunset Drive

This afternoon, at approximately 12:26 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Sunset Dr., after receiving a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located an unknown Black male, approximately 25-35 years old, with a life-threatening gunshot wound.  The victim was immediately transported to an area hospital, where he would later succumb to his injuries. Champaign […]

City of Champaign and Champaign Park District Announce New Community Award Program

The City of Champaign and the Champaign Park District are proud to announce a new partnership to honor those working tirelessly to improve our neighborhoods, parks, and community. The Champaign STAR Awards is an exciting new merger of the City’s STAR Awards and the Park District’s Champaign Park Honors programs.  STAR stands for “Service Together […]

Police Investigate Shooting in 800 Block of N. Willis, Seek Community Assistance

Last night, at approximately 8:58 PM, Champaign Police were dispatched to Harvard & McKinley Ave., in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, police were directed to an 18-year-old female victim who was suffering from a serious gunshot wound. Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim had gone to a nearby residence in the 800 Block of […]

Market Street Lane Width Reduction

In order to construct storm sewer repairs, the City of Champaign will narrow one northbound lane of Market Street at the intersection of Bellefontaine Street.  Market Street and Bellefontaine Street traffic will both remain open through a short construction work zone.  Work is planned to begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25 and be […]

Champaign Police Provide Safety Alert for Report of Attempted Abduction

This morning, at approximately 7:09 AM, Champaign Police received a report of an attempted child abduction in the 1200 Block of W. Harrington Drive, near Morrissey Park in Champaign. A 13-year-old male juvenile reported that a vehicle pulled up to him as he walked to his bus stop, demanding that he get into the vehicle while implying, but not […]