CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Champaign County Crime Stoppers says it will continuing the gun bounty program it started in January.
Volunteers say they came up with the idea after seeing an increase in gun crimes in the area.
Anyone who calls in with a tip on information leading to the arrest of someone who has used a gun in a felony crime gets $1,000; the biggest reward. Leaders say the incentive is working well.
So far, CCCS says it’s acquired 10 handguns, a semi-automatic rifle and two shotguns. The bounty program accepts donations online or by mailing Crime Stoppers a check.
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