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Autopsy released of inmate who collapsed in custody Sunday

By Aaron Navarro

March 29, 2016


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The coroner released that a Champaign County jail inmate died of natural causes after collapsing Sunday morningmp. The inmate, 59-year-old Paul Clifton of Urbana, had been in custody for less than 36 hours before he was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital. He collapsed around 9:15 a.m. Sunday and was ...

Police Blotter for March 31, 2016

By Aaron Navarro

March 29, 2016


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ChampaignPolice are on the lookout for a man after attempting to arrest him in the 600 block of East Daniel Street around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.According to the report, police stopped a vehicle that was reported stolen. After the driver refused to relinquish keys to the vehicle he continued to push the offi...

UIPD handles increase in DUI’s over Unofficial weekend

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 8, 2016


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This past weekend marked the annual Unofficial celebration on campus, and with it came an influx of visitors from outside of the UIUC community. There was also a notable three arrests for DUI’s over the course of the weekend.“Obviously this weekend we had some visitors in our campus for Unofficial St...

Warmer weather, balconies top list of “Unofficial” concerns for police

Warmer weather, balconies top list of “Unofficial” concerns for police

By Joseph Longo

March 3, 2016


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With 40 degree temperatures expected on Friday, Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day celebrations may pose a problem for local law enforcement.“Unofficial is a completely weather-driven event,” Champaign Police Sgt. Joe Ketchem said. “Weather drives people in from the balconies and the houses.”With seasonab...

Four assaults reported off-campus in past month

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 4, 2016


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Daily Illini Staff ReportFour cases of assault have been reported in Champaign since the beginning of second semester, the Division of Public Safety announced in a Community Safety Notice on Wednesday.On Jan. 31 in the 300 block of East Clark Street, the Champaign Police Department reported that a man wa...

Champaign City Council to consider settlement in Seets case

By Daily Illini Saff Report

February 1, 2016


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The Champaign City Council is faced with a $70,000 payout for the Kisica Seets case at their Council meeting this Tuesday.Seets filed the lawsuit in federal court against the City of Champaign and four police officers. She alleges that a police officer used excessive force against her while she was being...

Police begin issuing "stop receipts" following searches

By Lily Mashayek

January 20, 2016


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Law enforcement agencies are now required to issue “stop receipts”, also known as stop cards, as part of new statewide legislation called the Police and Community Relations Improvement Act, which took effect early this year. The “stop receipts” are issued to pedestrians who are searched or friske...

CPD investigating bank robbery

CPD investigating bank robbery

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 30, 2015


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The Champaign Police Department is investigating a reported armed robbery that occurred at First Midwest Bank, 812 W. Springfield Ave., around 9:30 a.m. Monday.According to a press release from the CPD, the suspect entered the bank, produced a handgun, demanded money, and left the bank heading northbound...

Champaign Police move forward with request for taser implementation

Champaign Police move forward with request for taser implementation

By Aaron Navarro

September 22, 2015


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In 2004, unsteady relations between the Champaign Police Department and the community showed as a proposal from the police for Tasers was met with a hostile reaction and negativity. Eleven years later, the Champaign Police are requesting Tasers once again. This time, things are a little different.Cham...

CPD investigates shooting

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 8, 2015


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Champaign police are investigating the shooting of two males that occurred on Sunday evening.According to a release, police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Hedge Road on Sunday, Sept. 6 at approximately 10:30 p.m.Upon arrival, police were informed that two males, a 24-year-old...

New police force created to stop gun violence

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 3, 2015


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The Champaign Police Department, Urbana Police Department, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office and University of Illinois Police Department are working together as a newly formed task force to address recent gun violence in the Champaign-Urbana community.  The group held a press conference Tuesday to discuss the...

Deborah Feinen sworn in as Champaign Mayor

Deborah Feinen sworn in as Champaign Mayor

By Caeli Cleary

May 10, 2015


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By Caeli clearystaff writerAfter winning the mayoral elections with 41 percent of the votes, Feinen was sworn in last week.Just over than a month after Deborah Feinen won the Champaign mayoral election with 41 percent of the vote, she was sworn into office as the official mayor of the city of Champai...

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