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Update on Homicide Investigation: One Arrest Made, Homicide Investigation Continues

One suspect, Devon D. Craig, 37, of Champaign, has been arrested in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding. Craig was arrested in Chicago on June 28, 2014, by the Chicago Police and US Marshals on a Champaign County warrant for Armed Habitual Career Criminal. The bond was set at $500,000. On Tuesday, June…
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Police Department Conducts Basic Youth Police Academy

The Champaign Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit hosted a Basic Youth Police Academy June 9-12, 2014. This summer program is designed to provide youth in the Champaign County area, between 12-18 years of age, a clearer understanding of law enforcement practices. The Basic Academy provides an opportunity for youth and police officers to build stronger,…
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Text-to-911 is not yet available in Champaign County

Text-to-911 is not yet available in Champaign County. If you have an emergency, please place a voice call to 9-1-1. Confusion exists over the announcement that as of today (May 15, 2014) text to 9-1-1 is available nationwide. In an agreement with the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the Association of Public-Safety Communication Officials…
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Visit Champaign County Toast to Tourism Event

Visit Champaign County (formerly the Champaign County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau) held their second annual Toast to Tourism event on Wednesday, May 7th at the Spurlock Museum.  The event features an overview of the impact of tourism on the local economy and recognizes community members with Tourism Impact Awards.  A new VCC promotional video was…
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Bristol Place Master Plan Presentation to the Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC)

The draft Bristol Place Master Plan was presented to the Housing Authority of Champaign County board members and the public on April 24, 2014 during the regular HACC Board of Commissioners meeting.  Rob Kowalski and Kerri Spear led the discussion.  The neighborhood design with the variety of housing styles, park enhancements, and street layout were…
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