Items tagged: Gun Violence

NSD Hosts Virtual Neighborhood Leaders Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Division hosted its monthly virtual leaders meeting on Wednesday, August 5th.  The meeting provided an opportunity for the Champaign Police Department to share information regarding gun violence within the Champaign community.  It also provided an opportunity to share how neighborhood groups could assist in addressing this issue in a proactive […]


City of Champaign Holds Press Conference to Address Rise in Gun Violence

Today, the City of Champaign held a press conference to provide an update to the community on the recent increase in gun-related crime. Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, Police Chief Anthony Cobb, Champaign County Community Coalition Facilitator Tracy Parsons, Rev. Willie Comer of Berean Covenant Church and community member Yvonne Johnson came together to reaffirm and […]


Champaign Police Arrest Four Individuals for Weapon and Drug Offenses

During the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, the Street Crimes Task Force, with assistance from Champaign Police and the Champaign Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), served a search warrant in the 1200 block of West Bradley Avenue leading to the arrest of four individuals. Several firearms and narcotics were seized during […]


CU Fresh Start Holds First Call-In Meeting to Address Local Gun Violence

  The CU Fresh Start initiative held its first “Call-In” meeting on the evening of October 6, 2016.  The Call-In was a powerful face-to-face meeting of law enforcement representatives, community members and social service providers sending a clear message to nine targeted offenders, their street groups, gangs, and associates.  Their message – “The gun violence […]


Area Law Enforcement and Community Coalition Partners Address Community Gun Violence

Contact:  Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb 217-403-6907, anthony.cobb@ci.champaign.il.us Urbana Police Chief Pat Connolly 217-384-2331, connolpj@urbanaillinois.us Community Coalition Facilitator, Tracy Parsons 217-819-3541, tparsons@access-initiative.org   Area Law Enforcement & Community Coalition Partners Address Community Gun Violence While overall crime in Champaign-Urbana is down, gun violence across our community has increased at a disturbing rate. Area law enforcement and Community […]