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U of I Police are preparing to take over patrols in Campustown

URBANA – The University of Illinois Police Department said it has hired all of the officers needed to help Champaign Police patrol Campustown, the southeastern section of the city. The seven new uniformed officers will begin their patrols on October 1 in place of Champaign officers. Faced with a shortage of officers, the city of […]

Bailey courts ‘parental rights’ voters with activist group that called Pritzker a ‘groomer’

SPRINGFIELD — Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey on Tuesday said he’d prioritize eliminating “critical race theory” and “egregious” sex education standards from Illinois schools if elected to replace Gov. JB Pritzker in November, courting a relatively new coalition of voters radicalized during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bailey made those comments to a small rally outside the […]