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217 Today: New investigation looks at Urbana’s civil police review board and its effectiveness

July 5, 2023 Today’s headlines: Former Illinois State Senator and Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey is running for Congress. Champaign-Urbana residents lined Lincoln Avenue to watch floats and classic cars in Fourth of July parade. Illinois is helping low-income people recover their groceries after power outages caused food to spoil. State lawmakers have more gun control bills […]

A “Pattern of Problematic Conduct”: Urbana Officer Tests Police Accountability

This story is part of a partnership focusing on police misconduct in Champaign County between the Champaign-Urbana Civic Police Data Project of the Invisible Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit public accountability journalism organization, and Illinois Newsroom, which provides news about Illinois & in-depth reporting on Agriculture, Education, the Environment, Health, and Politics, powered by Illinois Public […]