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Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

Senator Scott Bennett, Representative Carol Ammons, and Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten lead a discussion on the future of Automatic Voter Registration(AVS) in Illinois on Mar. 31.
April 3, 2016

A public forum was held at the Illini Union to discuss automatic voter registration last Thursday, March 31. Students at the University and members of the community gathered to express their curiosity...

Champaign County Sheriff puts restrictions on demonstrations

Citizens of the Champaign-Urbana district protest against the non-indictment of Champaign Police Department officer Matt Rush at the Champaign County Courthouse on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.
March 1, 2016

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that citizens will no longer be allowed to protest inside of the Champaign County Courthouse or the Sheriff's Office.According to a press...

Urbana Police Department reports successful bike giveaway

Urbana Police Department reports successful bike giveaway
February 16, 2016

A bike is something that most people consider to be an everyday item. It is a common form of transportation that helps people get from place to place. But for some, a bike isn’t something they may have...

UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations

UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations
February 1, 2016

Update (Monday, 1 p.m.)Presidential campaign donations from Champaign County residents spiked approximately 60 percent to $84,618 in the most recent numbers released from the Federal Election...

Champaign felon last seen in Mahomet

November 30, 2015

UPDATE: Dec. 1, 12:15 p.m.According to the Champaign County Sheriff's website, the standoff in Rantoul "ended via suicide" at 1:00 a.m. early December morning. ***UPDATE: 3:55 Police in Rantoul...

New task force to be implemented

New task force to be implemented
October 27, 2015

A month after a panel on race relations was held featuring Champaign community leaders such as Mayor Deb Feinen and Chief of Police Anthony Cobb, the Champaign County Board approved the creation of a local...

Champaign County encourages more women to join law enforcement

Portrait of police office Kristen Garcia by Flower Yang.
October 13, 2015

University of Illinois police officer Kristen Garcia has always had a desire to help others.“I’ve also always been a problem solver and a peacemaker,” she said. “Those things all go hand in hand...

C-U Pride Fest “bigger and better” than year before

Reca.Sto, a multimedia arts imprint band, performs at Champaign's 2015 Pride Parade on Saturday.
September 20, 2015

People lining Neil Street cheered as members of the Champaign-Urbana for Bernie Sanders group chanted “discrimination has got to go,” while they marched in Saturday’s Pride Fest parade. The sixth...

Christie Clinic to offer walk-in flu shots

September 16, 2015

Christie Clinic will provide walk-in flu vaccinations at its Champaign location, 1801 Windsor Rd., as well as at its satellite clinics in Danville, Mahomet, Rantoul, St. Joseph and Tuscola. Anyone six...

Reginald Scott sentenced 55 years for Mundo murder

Reginald Scott sentenced 55 years for Mundo murder
July 2, 2015

Reginald Scott, 21, was sentenced to 55 years in prison Wednesday, according to the Champaign County Clerk.Scott pleaded guilty to first-degree murder charges of University student Vicente Mundo...

Country Cats gives unwanted pets a second chance

Leslie Smith, professor at Parkland College, prepares for an interview as she holds Hissy, her adopted cat, at the Smith's home on Thursday, April 9.
April 13, 2015

Hissy, a gray-and-orange-striped cat with a white bib and fluffy fur, burrows into thick blankets stacked on a china hutch inside the Smith family’s garage. Somewhere in the building, hiding under old...

Annual Boneyard Arts Festival launches on campus Thursday

Champaign's 40 North kicks off its annual Boneyard Arts Festival, which will be held April 9-12 throughout Champaign-Urbana.
April 8, 2015

Champaign’s 40 North will kick off its annual Boneyard Arts Festival on Thursday, with the University campus as its first stop before visiting the rest of Champaign county. The festival, which is presented...

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