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Police begin issuing "stop receipts" following searches

By Lily Mashayek

January 20, 2016

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

The Champaign Police Department is searching for a man suspected in a reported armed robbery at the First Midwest Bank, 812 Springfield Ave.

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 30, 2015

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

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By Aaron Navarro

September 22, 2015

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...

UI launches new site in anticipation of 150 year anniversary

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 11, 2015

The University will celebrate its sesquicentennial — or 150 year — anniversary in 2017; but it’s never too early to start planning.In anticipation of the anniversary, the University launched a website surrounding the 150th year. The site’s home page, which can be found at, d...

CPD investigates shooting

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 8, 2015

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...

Night of bar checks brings 45 citations

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 17, 2014

During the late evening of April 5, Illinois State Police, along with the Champaign Police Department, conducted a covert bar check for underage drinkers as part of a regularly occurring Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement patrol. That night, the police agencies issued a total of 45 citations. Of them, 1...