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Champaign County Sheriff puts restrictions on demonstrations

Champaign County Sheriff puts restrictions on demonstrations

By Daily Illini Staff Report

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 release from the office, the decision was made "in order to maintain integrity, order and decorum a...

Champaign to consider new mental health program

By Stephen Nye

October 7, 2015

Members of the Champaign community are trying to change how the community treats mentally ill people whose illnesses may drive them to commit crimes.This change will hopeefully come in the form of a new program.The program, proposed by Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh and Champaign County Mental Health Executive ...

Rauner vetoes bill to decriminalize marijuana

By David Stage

August 19, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana on Aug. 14. He amended the bill to make the legal amount smaller and increase fines for possession. The Illinois General Assembly can either pass the bill as amended by the governor or the bill will die. The ori...