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  • Automated License Plate Readers and Crime in Our Community

    Posted by · November 29, 2021 4:42 PM

    Voices: What you need to know about Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) and our Community Safety.

    By Dean Hazen

    I’ve been in law enforcement for 28 years collectively. Fifteen of those years were spent serving the city of Urbana. I also served on the Urbana City Council for three years. I have lived in Urbana for the past 21 years where I have raised my family.  I am currently a Police Chief at a college located in Macon County.

    I’m writing this article because I feel compelled to do something about the absolutely unacceptable homicide rate in Champaign and Urbana, specifically gun violence. During my 15 years at Urbana, it was a bad year when we experienced one or two homicides per year. We are currently at eight! More alarming is the confirmed 98 shots fired calls!

    Champaign is at 16 homicides and 15 were from gun fire.  Note that I said “confirmed” which means there are really many more. “Confirmed” means we found the shell casings etc. so we know that it happened; we know it wasn’t fireworks.

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  • We Need You!

    Posted by · November 29, 2021 4:39 PM

    We Need You! For Fair Elections

    By Kathy Young

    Have you been thinking about ways to volunteer for the good of your community? The Champaign County GOP (CCGOP) is looking to fill positions for Election Judges and Pollwatchers for the General Primary election which takes place on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. We want to be sure that we have fully trained individuals for this and future elections.

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  • YRs, RWCC & Active Senior Republican Groups Update

    Posted by · November 09, 2021 1:32 PM

    Local groups for Young Republicans, Active Senior Republicans and Republican Women of Champaign County continue to grow and stay active and involved in the community. The groups meet most months and often have guest speakers. We'd love to see you at one of  our group meetings!

     

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  • Voices: Republican’s Generosity Uplifts Our Community

    Posted by · November 09, 2021 1:26 PM

    At the October 21, 2021 Champaign County Board meeting, a discussion about ARPA funding (the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021) led to questions about best practices for programs requesting funding, and a suggestion that an effective grant application process be required to ensure that programs are fully staffed and able to implement use of funds.

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  • “An Evening with the Candidates” event postponed:

    Posted by · November 09, 2021 1:25 PM

    Due to input from the community we will be postponing "An Evening with the Candidates" - originally scheduled for December 1, 2021, with the goal to better align the timing with the 2022 election cycle.

    The new date will bypass the busy holiday season and allow for greater community participation and increased visibility for the candidates.

    We will be announcing a new date and event details soon.  We hope that you will be able to attend and support your local candidates.

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  • You can make a positive difference in our community!

    Posted by · November 09, 2021 1:23 PM

    There are lots of ways you can be a part of the local Republican party and make a difference in our community and help us win upcoming elections. You don't have to make a huge commitment to make a difference! Here are some ways to get involved:

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  • Senator Rose Unveils "Fund the Police Act"

    Posted by · October 13, 2021 4:00 PM

    State Sen. Chapin Rose is pushing The Fund the Police Act in the face of what he sees as rising violent crime rates across the downstate area.

    "Downstate communities, including Champaign and Decatur, are experiencing unprecedented levels of violent crime,” Rose said in a post to his website. “The Fund the Police Act will put resources where they are needed most: getting more boots on the ground to fight violent crime, funding police training, incentivizing the hiring and retention of police officers, helping to offset local governments’ police overtime costs and helping to tackle mental health issues, which contribute to the overall problem.”

     

     

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  • Join In! Local GOP Groups offer networking, education and volunteer opportunities.

    Posted by · October 13, 2021 3:54 PM

    The CCGOP has several sub groups who meet monthly to discuss issues, plan activities and enjoy fellowship with like-minded individuals. These include the Republican Women’s Group (RWCC), the Active Senior Republicans (ASR) and the Young Republicans (YR). Look here for meeting and event dates.

     

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  • Support Your County Board and Make a Difference!

    Posted by · October 13, 2021 3:50 PM

    The Republican members of the County Board members are working hard for our community. While they are outnumbered 14 to 8, they are a strong, dedicated group who care deeply about the many issues facing our county.

     

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  • Gubernatorial Candidate Gary Rabine Visits Champaign County

    Posted by · September 29, 2021 3:57 PM

    Gary Rabine visited Rantoul for breakfast on September 24th at the Red Wheel Restaurant. Gary is a Conservative businessman from Schaumburg, IL running for Governor in 2022. Gary's campaign slogan is #PavingTheWayToStay

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