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panhandling itself is not illegal in Champaign, but aggressive behavior is

This includes asking for money near an ATM, Bus Stop or blocking your path.

If you feel threatened, immediately call 217-333-8911 for police assistance.

Panhandling is a lose/lose situation. You lose when panhandlers use your money in ways that that are counterproductive. They lose by not seeking real help that is available. The more you give change to panhandlers, the more their lives don't change.