Category: General Press Releases

Champaign Police Announce Safe Zone to Exchange Internet Purchases

Now open to the public, CPD encourages use of its Internet Purchase Exchange Location The Champaign Police Department welcomes citizens to use their newly created “Internet Purchase Exchange Location” in support of a more safe and secure venue for residents to exchange goods sold through online sites, such as Craigslist. The designated zone includes two, […]

2018 Immigrant Welcome Award Recipients Announced

The sponsors of the 5th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards are proud to announce the recipients of this year’s awards. The 2018 Immigrant Welcome Award recipients are: Business Leadership Award – Diva Nails Community Impact Award – Carle Community Care Distinguished Leadership Service Awards – Roaa Al-Heeti, Mike Doyle Leadership Awards – Luis Cuza, Luzolo Jean […]

Police Make Arrest in Attempted Aggravated Robbery

Champaign Police arrested 19-year-old Othar Taylor of Chicago with Attempted Aggravated Robbery. On Saturday, Sept. 8, at approximately 3 p.m. near the 1300 block of South Neil Street, Taylor approached a victim and demanded money while implying he was carrying a weapon. A Champaign Police officer in the area observed Taylor and engaged in a […]

City Manager Announces Human Resources Director Appointment

City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that Amanda Farthing, currently the City’s Assistant Human Resources Director, has been promoted to the position of Human Resources Director effective September 17, 2018. Ms. Farthing has worked in Champaign’s Human Resources Department since 2006, when she joined the City as a Human Resources Intern.  She later served […]

Registration for Fall Residential Electronics Collection Event

The online registration for the next Residential Electronics Collection event for residents living in participating communities in Champaign County will open on Monday, September 10, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.  The link to the online registration system is:  The collection event will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley […]

Champaign Police to Reinforce Bicycle Safety Sept. 5

 The Champaign Police Department will be conducting a specialized bicycle safety enforcement day on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to emphasize proper rules of the road for bicyclists. The enforcement zone will be on Green Street between Neil and Wright Street. As more individuals are bicycling to commute, for exercise, or […]

2018 Fall Yard Waste Pickup Dates

2018 Fall Yard Waste Pickup Dates The City of Champaign 2018 Fall Yard Waste Collection has been scheduled and will start with the Orange Zone on Monday, October 1, 2018. Blue Zone collections will begin on Monday, October 8, 2018. Collections will continue through November 27, 2018, on the dates scheduled below.   Bags need […]

Sympathies Extended to Families and Students Impacted by Student’s Tragic Death, Central-Centennial Football Game Rescheduled to Saturday

Champaign Unit 4 School District and the City of Champaign extend their heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and classmates of David Sankey, a READY student and former Central High School student who was fatally shot the evening of August 28, 2018.  Champaign Schools, the City, and the community are coming together to console and […]

Police Respond to Shots Fired Call, Seek Public Assistance

Tonight, at approximately 8:31 p.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to the area of Paula Drive and Larkspur Lane after receiving reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, police found a teenage male suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Carle Hospital and is in critical condition. There are no suspects at this […]

Arrest Warrant Issued for N. Hickory Street Homicide

An arrest warrant has been issued for 48-year-old Shoen Russell (Champaign) for charges of First Degree Murder in connection to the death of 48-year-old Darin Mitchell (Champaign). Bond on the warrant is set at $5 million. On Aug. 23, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 700 Block of N. Hickory Street following reports […]