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Champaign police officer arrested on sexual assault charges

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 24, 2015

Following an investigation by the Illinois State Police, Jerad B. Gale, a Champaign police officer, was arrested on charges of criminal sexual assault on Tuesday, June 23.The 31-year-old was hired by the Champaign Police Department on August 27, 2012. There is currently no sign that any of the allegations...

January bar checks bring 48 citations

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 3, 2015

The Illinois State Police in conjunction with the Champaign Police Department issued 48 citations during an Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) covert Friday, Jan. 23 at campustown bars. A total of 37 citations were issued for possession or purchase of alcohol by minors, 18-20 years old. Two citations...

Accident on I-57 closes road, causes evacuations

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 2, 2015

A tanker carrying a substance used in manufacturing shampoo overturned on I-57 in Champaign Saturday, causing area homes to be evacuated. The crash, which happened around 7 a.m., is causing reroutes going both northbound and southbound on I-57, according to a press release from the Illinois State Police. B...

Truck rolls over on interstate

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 25, 2014

The Illinois State Police are investigating a rollover at the intersection of Interstates 57 and 72 that occurred around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The 60-year-old driver, Francisco Zamora, was driving a semi-truck on the ramp from eastbound I-72 to I-57 southbound, according to a press release from the Il...

ACE detail yields 28 citations

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 24, 2014

The Illinois State Police released the results of its Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) covert detail on Sept. 19. The purpose of the ACE program is to reduce and deter underage drinking, according to the press release from the Illinois State Police. It also hopes to increase police presence in...

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...

February bar checks results in more than 60 citations

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 7, 2014

Illinois State Police, along with the Champaign Police Department, conducted two Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement covert details in February. On Feb. 21, 35 citations were issued by the ISP and the Champaign Police. Of the 35 citations, 11 were issued at Joe’s Brewery, seven at It’s Brothers, six at...

‘Limited visibility’ on C-U area roads

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 5, 2014

Illinois State Police is urging people to use caution if traveling through Tuesday’s winter storm. District 10 officials also encouraged motorists to travel cautiously due to slippery and snow covered roads and limited visibility. Winter road conditions on Interstate 74, I-57 and I-72 in Champaign County are being reported as snow or ice covered by ...

Illinois restaurant owners faced with concealed carry decisions

By Brittney Nadler

January 16, 2014

More than 4,500 Illinoisans applied for concealed carry permits on Jan. 5, the first day of public access, as Illinois joined the nation in legalizing concealed carry, according to the Illinois State Police. Similarly, Illinois businesses now have the chance to respond to the new legislation. Restaurant...