The causes to which you can donate by checking certain boxes on your tax return now include Crime Stoppers. That’s the program which pays cash for information which leads police to solving a case.
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“You don’t have to go to court, you do not have to testify, you do not have to get caught up in the red tape,” says Champaign police chief Anthony Cobb, who is helping to promote the checkoff. “It’s kind of a win-win situation for all sides involved, except for bad guys, but, hey, crime doesn’t pay, as they say.” The check-off is on the Illinois income tax form. The postmark deadline is Tuesday (April 17).