Items tagged: Gun Violence

Champaign Police Arrest Four Individuals for Weapon and Drug Offenses

During the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, the Street Crimes Task Force, with assistance from Champaign Police and the Champaign Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), served a search warrant in the 1200 block of West Bradley Avenue leading to the arrest of four individuals. Several firearms and narcotics were seized during […]


CU Fresh Start Holds First Call-In Meeting to Address Local Gun Violence

  The CU Fresh Start initiative held its first “Call-In” meeting on the evening of October 6, 2016.  The Call-In was a powerful face-to-face meeting of law enforcement representatives, community members and social service providers sending a clear message to nine targeted offenders, their street groups, gangs, and associates.  Their message – “The gun violence […]


Area Law Enforcement and Community Coalition Partners Address Community Gun Violence

Contact:  Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb 217-403-6907, anthony.cobb@ci.champaign.il.us Urbana Police Chief Pat Connolly 217-384-2331, connolpj@urbanaillinois.us Community Coalition Facilitator, Tracy Parsons 217-819-3541, tparsons@access-initiative.org   Area Law Enforcement & Community Coalition Partners Address Community Gun Violence While overall crime in Champaign-Urbana is down, gun violence across our community has increased at a disturbing rate. Area law enforcement and Community […]