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CU Gun Buyback

August 4, 2012 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Save a Dream - Secure Tomorrow

The CU Gun Buyback program will take place on August 4, 2012 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, 201 West Kenyon Road in Champaign. 

This event, open only to Champaign County residents, will give out a $50 VISA cash card for every functional gun turned in (limit of two guns per person, no gun dealers).

For more information or to view a list of frequently asked questions, please visit


National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

October 29, 2011 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

In recognition of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 29, two local Walgreens stores will collect expired and unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medications.  Other medical waste such as sharpes containers or syringes will not be accepted.

Walgreens Locations: 1801 S. Philo Rd., Urbana and 1713 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign.

Time: 10 AM - 2 PM

Sponsor: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Contact:  Your local Walgreens store for more information

"Ride For Their Lives" Campaign Making Stop in Urbana

August 26, 2010 - 4:00pm

On Thursday, August 26, 2010, Ed Smart and Ahmad Rivazfar, both parents of child abduction and abuse victims, will travel to Central Illinois by bicycle as part of an awareness and fundraising campaign, Ride For Their Lives, for the Surviving Parents Coalition (SPC) child advocacy initiatives. Rivazfar and Smart will stop at the Lake House at Crystal Lake Park in Urbana at 4 PM to meet guests and share information on how to protect children. From the C-U area, Smart and Rivazfar will ride to Kankakee, IL.

Riders wanting to join Smart and Rivazfar as they come into the C-U area from indianapolis may do so. There will be a meet-up point 60 miles outside the area. Riders may also do the last 10-15 miles with the group - the route is viewable on the ride website.

For more information, contact Mika Moulton at