Items tagged: University of Illinois

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 […]


Community Coalition News

The University of Illinois Campus Recreation wrapped up the 2016 C3 (Community, Campus, Connections) Program on July 22nd with a tailgate event that brought nearly 200+ youth (aged 8-14) together from the community. The C3 program aims to build a safe and peaceful community among the youth that reside in the Champaign-Urbana and University of […]


MCORE Project Work to Resume

On July 6, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) informed the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) partner agencies that the recent State of Illinois budget approval provided appropriations for work to resume on “state-let” projects. MCORE is a “state-let” project because the federal TIGER grant funding is directed to IDOT, who then becomes the contracting […]


Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations Coming Soon!

Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations Coming Soon! The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration is scheduled for Friday, January 13, 2017 at Parkland College. The theme for the 2017 event is:  “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” Each year, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana […]


Operation HOPE – University of Illinois Visit Day

Neighborhood Services Department staff attended the University of Illinois’ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) visit day with 60 high school students who participate in the Operation HOPE program at Central and Centennial High Schools. The visit included a tour of campus, meetings with admissions and career programming deans in the College of Liberal Arts and […]


Final MCORE Project Designs Selected

FINAL MCORE PROJECT DESIGNS SELECTED & AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING AT OPEN HOUSE A transit boarding island on Green Street, reconfigured Illini Union vehicle entrance and parking, all-way pedestrian crossing, and protected bicycle lanes are some of the new features to be developed by the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project starting in 2016.   The […]


MCORE Project Partner Agencies to Host Open House

The partner agencies in the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project (www.mcoreproject.com) will hold an open house on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Illini Union Ballroom C (1401 W Green St., Urbana). The open house will be held between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The purpose of […]


Area Police Collaborate in Response to Recent Shootings

Community Members Urged to Assist in Providing Information Local law enforcement agencies are working together to investigate seven incidents related to the aggravated discharge of a firearm that have occurred in the Urbana-Champaign area since late Friday evening. Police agencies have identified these incidents as being related to two feuding groups, who have fired numerous […]


The Champaign Police Department and the University of Illinois Police Department Address Recent Crimes on Campus

“Citizens Are Encouraged to Remain Alert and Travel in Pairs” The Champaign Police Department and the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD) are working closely to implement effective crime prevention strategies on campus. Over the past two weeks, 12 incidents of mob action and robbery have occurred in the U of IL campus area. In […]


Champaign Police Investigate Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault

309 E. Green Street The Champaign Police Department is continuing its investigation into two separate incidents that occurred between 3:00 a.m. and 4:40 a.m. on October 11, 2014 at the apartment building located at 309 E. Green Street. At this time, it appears these two incidents are related. The first incident occurred at approximately 3:00 […]