Category: General Press Releases

Building Permits Issued

Building Permits Issued The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use  3302 Mission Dr. $5,550,261 11/5/18 New Multi-Family/Retail 3202 Apollo Dr. $1,294,791 11/5/18 New Warehouse         2018 Overall […]


708 S Sixth Street Project Commences at Green and Sixth Streets

708 S Sixth Street Project Commences at Green and Sixth Streets On Monday, November 5, 2018 CORE Spaces and general contractor Findorff will begin implementation of traffic control measures in preparation for demolition of existing buildings at 601, 603, 605 E Green and 704, 706, 708, 710 S Sixth Street and construction of a 17-story […]


UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Oct. 30 Shooting Investigation

On Nov. 1, at approximately 7:25 p.m., Champaign Police and officers from the Street Crimes Task Force arrested Jaliqwon Robertson in the 1000 block of West Maple Street in Champaign after a Crime Stoppers tip led police to his location. Robertson was arrested without incident. Robertson was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for Aggravated […]


UPDATE: Suspect Identified, Warrant Issued in Oct. 30 Shooting Investigation

Champaign Police have identified Jaliqwon Robertson (pictured) as the suspect in yesterday’s shooting investigation that occurred in the 900 block of North 3rd Street. A warrant has been issued for Robertson’s arrest for the charge of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Bond on the warrant was set at $500,000. On Oct. 30, 2018, at approximately […]


Police Seek Assistance in Homicide Investigation, 400 Block of West Vine Street

This evening, at approximately 8:44 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 400 block of West Vine Street after receiving reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located a 38-year-old male victim with life-threatening injuries. The victim succumbed to his injuries a short time later at a local hospital. Champaign Police are processing evidence from the […]


Police Investigate Shooting in the 900 Block of North 3rd Street

Today, at approximately 1:17 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 900 block of North 3rd Street for a report of shots fired. Responding officers located a male victim inside a car in the 1100 block of North 4th Street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. […]


Champaign Police Arrest Eric D. Kirk

Today, at approximately 12:47 p.m., Champaign Police with assistance from the United States Marshals Service arrested 32-year-old Eric D. Kirk of Champaign in the 1500 block of Winston Drive following a brief foot pursuit. After the arrest, police located and recovered a firearm believed to have been possessed by Kirk. Kirk was apprehended for an […]


Police Investigate Shooting in the 400 Block of E. Vine Street

On Oct. 24, 2018, at approximately 10:02 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 400 Block of E Vine St. after receiving reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, police discovered a 12-year-old female inside a private residence who had sustained a minor injury to her leg. She was treated at an area hospital. The preliminary investigation revealed […]


UPDATE: Police Seek Motorist and Pedestrian Assistance in Homicide Investigation

The Champaign Police Department continues to ask for the public’s assistance in the homicide investigation of 35-year-old Arnold F. Hopkins of Champaign. On Oct. 14, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Hopkins was found inside a private residence in the 2600 block of Lawndale Drive with a fatal gunshot wound. Police are now urging anyone who […]


Immigrant Welcome Awards Celebration Airing on CGTV

CGTV and UPTV (Urbana) co-produced a video of the 5th Annual Welcome Awards Ceremony & Celebration that was held on September 22, at the Urbana Free Library.  The video highlights recipients who have exemplified excellence in leadership and community impact in supporting our local immigrants.  Entertainment was provided by Ballet Folklorico Mitotiani. There are many […]