In this Jan. 15, 2014 file photo, a Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration in Los Angeles.
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Champaign Council Unanimously Backs Body Cams For Police

Champaign Police expect to be wearing body cameras by January. The Champaign City Council unanimously approved purchasing them for all 125 its officers Tuesday.  Champaign Police say the plan will increase transparency and accountability, and protect both the public and officers against false accusations.

Harness racing.
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July 26, 2016

Despite Statewide Decline, Harness Racing Continues At Champaign County Fair

Harness racing --- horses racing at a trot or gait while pulling a driver in a two-wheeled cart --- is a longtime feature of the Champaign County Fair in Urbana. But races that were held every weekday at the fair a decade ago are now reduced to a single session set for Tuesday evening at 7 PM.


Champaign Swarm player Jonathan Mills, who was shot and killed in Chicago Monday.
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July 26, 2016

Champaign Swarm Player Shot And Killed In Chicago

Jonathan Mills, a member of the 2016 team from Chicago, died Monday afternoon after being shot outside a store on the city's west side.  A Chicago Sun-Times report indicates Mills was shot multiple times in the 4100 block of West Roosevelt, and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was also a standout player for North Lawndale High School and Southern Miss.


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