Champaign County Residents catch a break with Amnesty Week

A new effort by Clerk Katie Blakeman and State’s Attorney Julia Reitz seeks to ease the financial burden many in this County face as a result of past due or unpaid fees and fines. Residents of the county with unpaid traffic tickets or criminal case fines and fees that are past due will get a financial break, and in some cases a return of their driving privileges as county officials host the first ever Amnesty Week. From October 2nd to October 6th, participants in the program will have an opportunity to avoid collection fees and interest if they agree to pay the total of the originally ordered court fines and fees in their case. By law, when defendant in a traffic, DUI, or criminal case doe

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