217 Today: Champaign hired Police Chief Timothy Tyler despite disciplinary past and allegations of misconduct
Monday, January 29, 2024
- The parents of a University of Illinois student who was found dead outside in Urbana during sub-zero weather have filed a complaint against campus police for failing to find him.
- Illinois Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski says lack of progress in Washington on the federal budget is also holding up work on a new Farm Bill.
- The Champaign Urbana branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation hosted a protest in Champaign on Saturday calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn about a new investigation that finds information about Champaign Police Chief Timothy Tyler’s track record was not disclosed to city council members before they recommended hiring him in 2022.
Reporting today contributed by Emily Hays, Jim Meadows, Nour Longi, Madison Holcomb, Farrah Anderson, Sam Stecklow and Isra Rahman.