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Police Blotter for Mar. 21

Police Blotter for Mar. 21

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 21
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported at the 900 block of Francis Dr around 10:00 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, two suspects broke a window inside a bowling alley. Forgery was reported at the 200 block of Broadmoor Dr around 1 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, an...

University reacts to Trump’s “fake news” tweets

University reacts to Trump’s “fake news” tweets

Andrea Flores, Staff Reporter
March 16
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State

Since Inauguration Day, U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted about the news media almost 30 times. “Fake news” has become a common phrase, especially when referring to outlets like CNN and The New York Times. Scott Althaus, political science professor and director for the Cline Center for...

Police blotter for Mar. 16

Police blotter for Mar. 16

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 16
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Criminal sexual assault was reported in the 00 block of East Green Street around 9:30 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the victim reported the 22-year-old male suspect touched her in a sexual manner. Reckless discharge of a firearm was reported in the 500 block of South Staley Road around 3:3...

Police blotter for Mar. 15, 2017

Police blotter for Mar. 15, 2017

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 15
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Theft was reported at Dollar General, 817 Bloomington Road, around 7 p.m. Sunday. According to the report, the offender attempted to take over 20 items without paying. The offender fled the scene when confronted. A 19-year-old male was arrested on the charges of motor vehicle theft, obstru...

Garth Brooks ticket portal crashes, to re-open Thursday

Garth Brooks ticket portal crashes, to re-open Thursday

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 14
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Garth Brooks tickets are in hot demand and on Friday, the State Farm Center suspended the online ticket sales due to a high demand on the ticketing system. The new sale date is set for Thursday at 10 a.m. Tickets that were purchased before the suspension are still valid. Brad Swanson, assista...

Police blotter for March 14

Police blotter for March 14

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 14
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Multiple charges were reported in the 800 block of North State Street around 11 p.m. Friday. According to the report, after the police stopped the driver of a vehicle for improper lane use, the driver then backed into a driveway and struck another vehicle. The driver and passenger then...

UPDATE: Centennial High School student died Saturday

UPDATE: Centennial High School student died Saturday

March 13
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

A Centennial High School student died Saturday night at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Luke Miller, of Champaign, was pronounced dead at at 9:53 p.m. Over an hour earlier, Champaign police responded to a report by the Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Department that Miller, 15, was receiving...

Police blotter for Mar. 13, 2017

Police blotter for Mar. 13, 2017

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 13
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Disorderly conduct was reported in the 1900 block of Moreland Boulevard around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. According to the report, the offender was attempting to make unwanted contact with the victim. A burglary from a motor vehicle was reported in the 900 block of North Walnut Street around 6...

KAM’s violates Champaign liquor laws, resulting in suspension of license

KAM’s violates Champaign liquor laws, resulting in suspension of license

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Campustown bar KAM’s is facing legal repercussions after admitting to four Champaign liquor law violations in late 2016. The penalties, approved by Mayor and Liquor Commissioner Deborah Frank Feinen, include a six day suspension of KAM’s liquor license, which was approved for Feb. 26 to 28 and ...

Police blotter for Mar. 8, 2017

Police blotter for Mar. 8, 2017

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 9
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A residential burglary was reported in the 1200 block of West University Avenue around 11 a.m. Monday. According to the report, several items of clothing were stolen by an unknown offender from the victim’s front porch. A 22-year-old male was arrested on the charge of retail theft at Schnuc...

Police blotter for March 8

Police blotter for March 8

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 8
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A 70-year-old male was arrested on the charges of trespassing and criminal damage to property in the 00 block of East Main Street around 4:30 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the victim was alerted by his vehicle alarm going off. He checked his car and saw the offender shaking door han...

Police blotter for March 7

Police blotter for March 7

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 7
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A residential burglary was reported in the 600 block of East Green Street around 10 p.m. Sunday. According to the report, an unknown offender stole the victim’s wallet, which contained several credit cards and identification items. A 60-year-old female was arrested on the charges of...

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