Category: General Press Releases

Police Investigate Pedestrian and Motor Vehicle Accident

Last night, at approximately 8:28 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded near the intersection of W. Bradley and N. Willis Ave. in Champaign after receiving a report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers identified that a pedestrian had been struck while walking across the street.  The victim, a 67-year-old male from Champaign, was transported […]

Trick or Treat hours for Halloween 2017

Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting aside trick-or-treat hours. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held on October 31, regardless of what day of the week it […]

Champaign Police Homicide Investigations Brought to Conclusion

This week, Champaign saw two major homicide investigations brought to a conclusion—one involving the arrest and prosecution of 19-year-old Robbie M. Patton of Champaign, and the second involving 20-year-old Josh’uah K. Young of Urbana. Both cases were major undertakings by Police staff, who are grateful to have helped bring closure to the Vineyard, Korchev and […]

Low-Income Housing Tax Credits Awarded to Bristol Place Redevelopment

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that earlier today the Illinois Housing Development Authority awarded Oak Grove Development Corporation (an affiliate of the Housing Authority of Champaign County), in partnership with the City of Champaign and AHDVS, LLC, low-income housing tax credits for the Bristol Place redevelopment project.  The tax credits were awarded […]

Police Continue to Seek Suspect in September 12 Bank Robbery – Regions Bank

Champaign Police have received a number of tips associated with the September 12 bank robbery of Regions Bank (111 S. State St.) and request additional support to locate the suspect, 38-year-old Derek L. Watson of Champaign. A more recent photo of Watson is being provided to aid in citizen identification. According to reports, Watson entered […]

Downtown Road Closures this Weekend – Pygmalion Festival

Champaign Police provides this notice of street closures and parking limitations this weekend, from 6:00AM Friday, September 22 – 5:00 AM Sunday, September 24: Main St. will be closed between Chestnut and Walnut. The circle drive and business parking off Chestnut and Main will be open. The intersection of Taylor St. & Market St. will be […]

Police Investigate Overnight Shooting – 900 Block of Pomona Drive

This morning, at approximately 2:57AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 900 Block of Pomona Dr. after receiving multiple reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, police identified a 25-year-old female victim who had been shot during an argument with a nearby resident. The victim was transported to an area hospital for what appears to be […]

UPDATE: Suspect Identified in September 12 Bank Robbery

Champaign Police have identified 38-year-old Derek L. Watson of Champaign as the primary suspect in a robbery that took place yesterday at Regions Bank (111 S. State St). Bank staff reported that a suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money.  An undetermined amount of currency was given before the suspect […]

2017 Immigrant Welcome Award Recipients Announced

As co-sponsors of the 4th Annual Immigrant Welcome Award Ceremony, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, the CU Immigration Forum, and the Urbana Free Library are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Immigrant Welcome Awards.  The award recipients will be honored during the Immigrant Welcome Award Ceremony and Celebration on September 23, 2017, at […]

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

Today at approximately 3:12PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Regions Bank, located at 111 S. State Street for a reported bank robbery. According to bank staff, 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 in […]