Community Safety Notice
June 14, 2020 2:16 PM

Campus community member,

Early this morning, you received an Illini-Alert emergency notification regarding an incident in the area of Third and John streets in Champaign. We wanted to make you aware of additional information issued today by the Champaign Police Department:

There were no reports of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students injured. The incident remains under investigation.

Although this event occurred off campus, we know that the affected area has a significant student population. The University of Illinois Police Department routinely patrols the area and will continue to do so to provide for the safety of our community members.

Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to contact the Champaign Police Department at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can be made for information to be shared privately. You can remain anonymous by contacting Champaign County Crime Stoppers by phone at 217-373-8477, online at, or by downloading the P3 Tips mobile app. Messages to Crime Stoppers are electronically stripped of identifying information before they are forwarded to police.

Additionally, please remember that you can sign up to receive Illini-Alert text messages if you have not already done so by visiting

We work hard to keep you safe, but our community members will always be our greatest crime prevention asset. Please report suspicious activity when you become aware of it, and take a moment to review safety tips and other resources at Thank you for being an active participant in taking these steps to keep yourself and others safe.


Matt Myrick
Interim Chief of Police
University of Illinois Police Department

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