Items tagged: Statement

Mayor Feinen Issues Statement Regarding Passing of State Senator Scott Bennett

Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen released the following statement today regarding the passing of State Senator Scott Bennett: “I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of State Senator Scott Bennett, a man who truly made a difference in the lives of so many people across Central Illinois. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife […]

Chief of Police Anthony Cobb Issues Statement on Fallen Officer

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart I announce Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim, 44, badge number 703, passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty. Officer Oberheim was struck by gunfire while responding to a domestic disturbance. His only intention was to serve, protect and help provide care before he was senselessly […]

Mayor Feinen Issues Statement Regarding Verdict in Chauvin Murder Trial

Today justice was served as a Minneapolis jury held former police officer Derek Chauvin accountable for the murder of George Floyd. This is an important first step in the healing process for our country, but we must realize that actions to eliminate systemic racism and rebuild trust in community-police relationships must continue locally and at […]