Category: General Press Releases

Suspects Identified, Warrants Issued in Nov. 18 N. Hickory Street Shooting Investigation

Champaign Police have identified three suspects in connection to the Nov. 18 N. Hickory Street shooting investigation that hospitalized a 25-year-old female victim with serious gunshot wounds. Arrest warrants for the following individuals have been issued for the offense of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Bond on the warrant for each was set at $500,000. […]


Holiday Tree Collection

The City of Champaign’s Holiday Tree Collection Program collection date has been set as Monday, January 7, 2019. This free collection program is available to all residential properties within the City’s corporate limits. City residents must place their tree within four feet of the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019, for collection. […]


Police to Hold SWAT Training Thursday, Dec. 6.

Thursday, Dec. 6, the Champaign Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team will be holding training exercises in and around the 1200 block of West Park Street. The training, which will begin in the morning and potentially carry over into the afternoon, will be conducted using abandoned residences awaiting demolition in the area, including […]


City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter weather arriving early this year, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2-inches or greater. […]


New Online Tool Provides Convenient, Online Access to Champaign’s Financial Data

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the launch of the Financial Transparency Portal, a new online resource which provides expanded and convenient access to the City’s financial information.  This new tool is now available for the public to explore via the City’s website at champaignil.gov/FinancialTransparency. The Financial Transparency Portal provides residents with easy, […]


With Financial Closing Complete, Bristol Place Construction Ramping Up. Announcing Contracting and Employment Opportunities

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that the financial closing of the Bristol Place Residences finished on November 8, 2018.  With the time-consuming work related to the closing completed, construction is now on track for an early 2020 completion.  The City is now focused on the significant economic impact this project will provide […]


SWAT Deployed to an Armed Subject Barricaded in a Private Residence

On Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue for a report of domestic battery by an armed male subject, who is identified as 25-year-old Jerry O’Neal, of Champaign. Upon arrival, officers learned O’Neal threatened a female with a firearm inside a private residence. […]


Champaign Police Report Significant Decrease in Property Crimes

The Champaign Police Department has reduced property crimes after making it a priority a little more than one year ago. On Oct. 1, 2017, at the direction of City Council, the department dedicated additional detectives to the investigations unit to combat and decrease the reports of residential and motorized burglaries. From Oct. 1, 2017 to […]


Police Seek Assistance in Shooting Investigation

On Saturday, November 24, 2018, at approximately 8:07 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1700 block of West John Street after receiving reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting.  A short time later, a 25-year-old male arrived at a local hospital with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.  […]


Police Seek Assistance in Shooting Investigations

This evening, at approximately 6:29 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 800 block of South State Street after receiving reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, police found a residence in the 800 block of South State Street that had been struck multiple times by gunfire. No injuries were reported at this location. A […]