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Police Blotter for Jan. 23, 2017

Police Blotter for Jan. 23, 2017

Daily Illini Staff Report
January 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign An 18-year-old male was arrested on the charges of disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 100 block of W. Washington St. around 9:30 p.m. Friday. According to the report, the offender was observed waving a BB gun and was then found to be in possession of drug para... Read more »

Campus reacts to presidential inauguration

Campus reacts to presidential inauguration

Daily Illini Staff Report
January 23, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Students filed into the courtyard cafe of the Illini Union on Friday morning to watch the inauguration of 45th President Donald Trump. By 10 a.m., as many as 50 students were present. Trump’s inaugural address began with him thanking former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obam... Read more »

Updated: Champaign Police make arrest in one of two recent bank robberies

Updated: Champaign Police make arrest in one of two recent bank robberies

Joseph Longo and Vivienne Henning
January 19, 2017
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

The Champaign Police Department made an arrest in one of two bank robberies that occurred last week. Thirty-year-old Jeremy Larson of Champaign turned himself in on Saturday. Detectives learned "about Larson’s whereabouts and his desire to turn himself in; and at approximately 7:04 AM arrested Lars... Read more »

Community members to march for women’s rights

Community members to march for women’s rights

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Thousands of people plan to gather on Jan. 21 for women’s marches at local and national levels across the U.S. to defend women’s rights. Some of these marchers include members of the University and Champaign-Urbana community. The Women’s March began as an all-inclusive movement to show solidarity with women, ... Read more »

Police Blotter for January 18

Police Blotter for January 18

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign An armed robbery was reported near John Street and Third Street around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, two unknown offenders robbed the victim at gunpoint and stole a cell phone, backpack and computer. A theft was reported in the 700 block of West Church Street around 9 p.m.... Read more »

RACES searches for hope amid Illinois budget crisis

RACES searches for hope amid Illinois budget crisis

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer
December 27, 2016
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Semester-in-Review, Top Stories

Illinois has gone eighteen months without a long-term budget. A stopgap funding measure gave some reprieve, but the state-centered money runs out on Dec. 31, leaving local social services scrambling to find additional funding. The Rape Advocacy, Counseling, and Education Services, RACES, located in ... Read more »

Semester of crime bursts campus safety bubble

Semester of crime bursts campus safety bubble

Lilly Mashayek, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Semester-in-Review

Throughout the semester, students have been confronted with the difficult truth that the University campus is not a safety bubble. “You’re not getting away from urban situations here, they’re just on a smaller scale,” said Michael La Due, Champaign City Council member. It’s important for... Read more »

Police blotter for December 6, 2016

Police blotter for December 6, 2016

Michael Semaca, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

University A 19-year-old female was arrested on the charge of theft at Wassaja Hall, 1202 S. First St., at 12 a.m. on Monday. According to the report, a student reported that her cellphone was missing. The offender was seen taking the phone from a public area on security camera footage. A 21-ye... Read more »

Dakota Access Pipeline denied; community reacts

Dakota Access Pipeline denied; community reacts

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, State, Top Stories

For months, protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline made headlines across the nation. On Sunday, the Army Corps denied easement and announced that the pipeline will be rerouted; however, the location is to be determined. The pipeline is more than a battle between an oil company and local citizens. For Ther... Read more »

Police Blotter for December 5, 2016

Police Blotter for December 5, 2016

Daily Illini Staff Report
December 5, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A 19-year-old male was arrested on the charge of damaging property and being a minor in possession of alcohol at Ward & Associated Realtors, 8 E. Main St., reported around 10:30 p.m. on Friday. The offender was removed from a bar and also broke a window. An 18-year-old male was ar... Read more »

Police blotter for December 1

Police blotter for December 1

Sabrina Yan, Staff Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A residential burglary was reported in the 900 block of North Randolph Street around 1 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the unknown offender burglarized the victim’s residence and stole several items and damaged two windows. Some of the items stolen include: luggage, ammunition, com... Read more »

Police blotter for November 30, 2016

Police blotter for November 30, 2016

Daily Illini Staff Report
November 30, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Retail theft was reported at Best Buy, 2117 N. Prospect Ave., around 6 p.m. on Friday. According to the report, the offender requested to buy three computers and then left the store without purchasing them. He has yet to be found. Theft was reported in the 900 block of Holiday Drive ... Read more »