Category: General Press Releases

Police Investigate Overnight Shooting at the 1600 Block of Sheffield Road

Last night, at approximately 8 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Sheffield Road for reports of gunfire. Upon arrival to the scene, police discovered multiple rounds had been fired into a house containing several individuals, including children. No serious injury was reported, and no emergency medical intervention was needed. Following a preliminary […]


Update: Police Make Arrest in March 7 Homicide Investigation

Today, at approximately 12:05 PM, the United States Marshals Service arrested 39-year-old Cornelius Freeman of Champaign, Illinois in Mayfield, Kentucky in connection with the death of 26-year-old Micheal White of Chicago.  An arrest warrant was previously issued for Freeman on March 8, 2018 for the offense of First Degree Murder. Bond on the warrant was […]


IDOT I-74 Nighttime Ramp Closures Set July 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that nighttime closures of the Neil Street and Cunningham Avenue offramps from Interstate 74 will begin July 12. The closures are necessary for crews to perform skid-proofing operations. Work on I-74 will begin at 9 p.m. July 12 on the westbound offramp at Neil Street and the eastbound offramp […]


Police Make Arrest, Seek to Identify Additional Victims in Aggravated Battery Investigation

On July 10, 2018, at approximately 10:15 AM, Champaign Police, with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, arrested 26-year-old Carlos Draine of Champaign on charges of Aggravated Battery and Mob Action. Draine was arrested for a July 8, 2018 battery that took place near the intersection of Second St. and […]


Police to Hold SWAT Training July 12 at Franklin Middle School

The Champaign Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and School Resource Officers will be holding training exercises at Franklin Middle School during the afternoon of July 12. Citizens can expect to see an increased police presence in the area. Nearby residents and businesses are advised that training devices may on occasion produce noise […]


Police Seek the Public’s Help to Identify Bank Robbery Suspect

Today at approximately 5:01 PM, Champaign Police responded to Chase Bank, located at 201 W. University Ave., for a reported bank robbery. The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. An undetermined amount of currency was given to the suspect before he fled on foot.  […]


Police Make Arrest in June 15 Shooting Investigation

Today, at approximately 6:51 AM, Champaign Police arrested 19-year-old Reonte R. Williams of Champaign as the suspect in a June 15, 2018 shooting that left an 18-year-old male injured with multiple gunshot wounds. Based on police investigation, the victim and Williams, who were a part of an ongoing dispute, were in the 300 block of […]


Special Community Coalition Meeting  – Identifying Solutions to Combat Community Gun Violence

As part of its continued focus on strategies to reduce gun violence in Champaign-Urbana, the Champaign Community Coalition is hosting a Special Community Meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2018.  The meeting will be held at the Douglass Branch Library (504 East Grove Street, Champaign) from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Community Coalition invites everyone in our community to […]


Champaign Human Resources Director Announces Resignation

Jason Hood, Human Resources Director for the City of Champaign, has announced his resignation effective June 29, 2018. Hood will be leaving to assume a new position in the private sector. Hood was appointed the City’s Human Resources Director on September 18, 2014. Prior to that he worked as the City’s Community Relations Manager and […]


Police Investigate Two Overnight Shootings

Last night, at approximately 7:54 PM, Champaign Police were on patrol near the intersection of N. Third and E. Washington St., when an officer was flagged down by an individual with apparent gunshot wounds.  The victim, an 18-year-old male from Champaign, was provided on-scene medical care and transported to an area hospital where he is being treated […]