Neighborhood group honored w/crime-fighting award


CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign County Crime Stoppers announced its winner of the 5th annual Dave Benton Crime Fighter of the Year Award. It went to the West Urbana Neighborhood Association.

The award is given to those in the county who show a crime-fighting spirit. The group has created a sense of community and has helped keep an eye out for porch pirates and missing pets.

The award was named after Dave Benton, who was an anchor on the WCIA-3 News and a Crime Stoppers board member. He died in May 2015 from cancer.

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