217 Today: Champaign Police Department revitalizes engagement program after halting for pandemic
Thursday, June 29, 2023
- Wildfire smoke from Canada continues to worsen Illinois’ air quality.
- A panel of Cook County commissioners green lit a proposal Wednesday to provide fully paid parental leave for up to 12 weeks for their nearly 20,000 employees.
- Braver Angels Illinois brought Democrats and Republicans together last night for a bipartisan conversation in Rantoul.
- The Rantoul Police Department has released body-cam footage of June 7, when an officer shot and killed an 18-year-old.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about how the Champaign Police Department is trying to revitalize a former engagement program that ended when the pandemic began.
Reporting today contributed by Kristen Schorsch, Tim Shelley, Emily Hays and Mae Antar.