On Wednesday, July 13th, the Champaign County Community Coalition met at the Radisson Hotel in Urbana to discuss new programs within the community as well receive updates on existing programs. Attendees received law enforcement updates from Champaign, Urbana, the U of I, and the Sheriff’s Dept. Additional information was shared about Unit 4 Youth Employment Services (YES) program and crisis co-responder models in the City of Urbana and at the University of Illinois.
$300,000 Donated at Victory Over Violence-Spotlight on Solutions Event
On Wednesday, July 13, staff from across City departments supported WCIA’s Victory Over Violence Spotlight on Solutions event at Hedge Pop Park in Champaign. Community members gathered to enjoy music, games, and food provided by local vendors. $300,000 was donated to United Way of Champaign County to be put back into the community through both immediate and long-term solutions to solving violent crime. The donation is comprised of $50,000 donations from the University of Illinois, Busey Bank, Christie Clinic, Carle Health, OSF Healthcare and the United Way of Champaign County.