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University to offer $40,000 reward in missing scholar case

University to offer $40,000 reward in missing scholar case

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
June 19, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, State, Top Stories

The University and Champaign County Crime Stoppers will announce Monday evening a $40,000 reward for those with information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, involved with Yingying Zhang's apparent kidnapping. Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China, was reported missing on...

UIPD searching for missing visiting scholar

UIPD searching for missing visiting scholar

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
June 11, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

The University of Illinois Police Department is asking for help in their search for Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar from China. The 26-year-old woman, currently residing in Urbana, was last heard from on Friday afternoon, according to a Massmail from Police Chief Jeff Christensen. Her friends...

Champaign Chipotle locations affected by data breach

Champaign Chipotle locations affected by data breach

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
May 31, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Top Stories

Chipotle, a nationwide restaurant chain, reported that two of its Champaign locations were involved in a massive data breach this past March and April. The Chipotle at 903 W. Anthony Dr. was vulnerable to hackers from March 26 to April 18. The location at 528 E. Green St. was breached from March 25 ...

Police blotter for May 8

Police blotter for May 8

May 8, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Trespassing was reported at Wingin Out on 301 E. Green St. around 1:30 a.m. Friday. According to the report, the suspect was arrested for criminal trespass to property. Residential burglary was reported in the 1300 block of Frederick Street around midnight on Friday. According to the report, an unknown ...

Police Blotter for May 3

Police Blotter for May 3

Daily Illini Staff Report
May 4, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Two 20-year-old females were arrested on the account of theft at Meijer on the 2400 block of North Prospect Avenue around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the report,  the two suspects each stole a cellphone accessory. A burglary was reported on the 600 block of West Church Street around 4 p....

Police blotter for May 2

Police blotter for May 2

The Daily Illini Staff Report
May 3, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Criminal sexual assault was reported around 11:30 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, the victim alleges to have been sexually assaulted, but the location and time is unknown. Burglary and criminal damage to property were reported in the 500 block of East Healey Street around 4 p....

Police Blotter for April 30

Police Blotter for April 30

May 1, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign An attempted residential burglary and a case of criminal damage to property was reported in the 2000 block of Moreland Boulevard around 3 a.m. on Saturday. According to the report, an unknown offender caused damage to the lock and door frame of the victim’s residence in an attempt of burglary. ...

Police blotter for Apr. 27

Police blotter for Apr. 27

The Daily Illini Staff Report
April 28, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Theft was reported at Chase Bank, 201 W. University Ave, around 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, an unknown suspect stole the victim’s wallet and used the victim’s debit card. Theft was reported on the intersection of Springfield Ave. and Mathews St. around 8:30 a.m. ...

Police blotter for April 26

Police blotter for April 26

Daily Illini Staff Report
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A case of domestic battery was reported on the 800 block of Sherwood Terminal around noon on Wednesday. According to the report, the victim reported that she was pushed by a man who attempted to get her to fight him. She refused to engage and called the police. A case of theft was re...

Local law enforcement participating in Distracted Driving Awareness Week

Local law enforcement participating in Distracted Driving Awareness Week

The Daily Illini Staff Report
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

The first-ever Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week is underway until Friday. This year, University and Champaign police are joining forces to emphasize the dangers of distracted driving. In an effort to highlight the importance of safe driving, local law enforcement will be conducting city and cam...

Police Blotter for April 25

Police Blotter for April 25

The Daily Illini Staff Report
April 26, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign A 24-year-old female was arrested at Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave., around 1 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, she was arrested and issued a Notice to Appear for possession of heroin, syringes and drug paraphernalia. Domestic battery was reported in the 2400 block o...

Police Blotter for April 24

Police Blotter for April 24

Daily Illini Staff Report
April 25, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign An unlawful use of weapon was reported on the 500 block of West Kirby Avenue around 8 p.m. on Sunday. According to the report, the intoxicated victim reported that an unidentified female had pulled a gun on him at the park. A burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 1100 block ...

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