New program for expungement petitions
DECATUR -- The police department swore in the biggest group of recruits they've ever had.
CHAMPAIGN -- Deputy Police Chief Troy Daniels says he's confident people who have the information they need are out there. So it's just a matter of putting the pieces together.
UPDATE: 6:47 PM URBANA -- Body cameras, guns and tasers: those are some of the things on the minds of officers this year. Police in central Illinois say they've learned a lot from this year and are happy to move forward.
CHAMPAIGN - If you see a cop car stopping in your neighborhood this holiday season, it might not be an emergency.
Latest: 11:44 am, 12/17/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Authorities say an escaped inmate, caught on the UI campus, is on his way back to a federal facility in Terre Haute, Indiana.
It's not just schools we need to focus on. The threat of an active shooter can be anywhere.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Bike riders are taking an interesting look at ticketing trends in the area.
RANTOUL -- A man is doing better after police say he was beat up Monday night.
MONTICELLO -- Police are considering getting body cameras. The department is testing them out.
RANTOUL -- Another central Illinois police department is going to have body cameras. Officers have been trying them out for the past few weeks. Now they'll start using them full-time.
URBANA -- More than 20 people came out to the event earlier this month.
NORMAL -- Three police officers are suing the city.
Update: 6:01 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Safe Rides may be one reason why students are staying safer on the UI campus.
URBANA -- Police are investigating a shooting. It happened about 4:30 pm, in the 600-block of North Goodwin.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police and Metcad have investigated why a restaurant employee never got to speak to an officer after calling 911.
Update: 10:06 pm URBANA -- Police are getting closer to using tasers.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- During the past two weeks, a dozen incidents of mob action and robbery have taken place on campus.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area police officer wants to encourage more women to join the force because she believes there are not enough.
DANVILLE -- A police department is a step closer to outfitting officers with body cameras.
EFFINGHAM -- Authorities are trying to identify a women whose body was found almost a year ago.
Update: 10:07 pm, 9/17/14, Wednesday DANVILLE -- Police made an arrest in connection with vandalism at a cemetery.
Latest: 6:43 pm, 9/12/14, Friday SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois residents could be paying for new gear for law enforcement officers.
Update: 4:25 pm, 9/11/14, Thursday UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI Police and campus officials are pushing public safety messages.
CHAMPAIGN -- Many have the holiday off, but not everyone.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police departments are using more than just squad cars and guns in the fight against crime. Now, many are stepping up their game and going military.
Update: 5:05 pm DECATUR -- The police chief is retiring after 28 years on the force.
Update: 10:11 pm DEWITT COUNTY -- Technology has made its way to the police force.
Latest: 6:01 pm, 7/24/14, Thursday DANVILLE -- New charges are on the way for a man accused of shooting three people.
Latest: 4:56 pm CHAMPAIGN -- A police officer was hit while on duty, but didn't even let the accident stop him from doing his job.
CHARLESTON -- Summer's about over and some schools are preparing for the upcoming year with safety drills.
Update: 10:07 pm, 7/21/14, Monday URBANA -- Police are one step closer to getting tasers for officers.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police officers have one of the most dangerous jobs.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police are investigating a battery and possible attempted sexual assault.
Latest: 4:48 pm, 7/11/14, Friday UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Police tracked down a man for exposing himself at least three times this past year.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police officers from around the state received special recognition Friday.
CHAMPAIGN -- Each year, countless children are accidentally injured or killed by guns which should have been properly secured.
Latest: 6:03 pm CHAMPAIGN -- What would you do if a there was an active shooter at the mall?
ILLINOIS -- Police departments will have to look elsewhere to see how officers are doing.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Police are on their toes, ready for anything. One thing taking officers by surprise is the thought federal funding for bulletproof vests could be cut.
The Champaign Police Department is making sure you have your seat belt on.
URBANA -- Quite a few people woke up extra early Thursday morning to stand in a very long line. They were waiting to get one of 100 free bikes.
CHAMPAIGN -- A police officer took the long walk home with a little girl by his side.
Update: 6:05 pm, 4/30/14, Wednesday ILLINOIS -- Downstate mayors are telling lawmakers, if you can fix Chicago's pension system, you can fix ours.
Update: 10:07 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Some of the city's bravest and finest were honored Tuesday night for their ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
ILLINOIS -- The Capitol Police Department has been protecting lawmakers and visitors to the Statehouse.
URBANA -- Tasers have been a controversial topic in the city for years. The police chief wants the city council to approve them for ten of his officers.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Thomasboro village board approved the proposal at a meeting this week.
URBANA -- Most police agencies around Champaign County have tasers. Now Urbana officers are asking for them as well.
URBANA -- Police say a K9 Officer helped them track a FedEx package which led to a drug arrest.