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Police blotter for Sept. 28, 2016

Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Aggravated battery was reported in the 300 block of East Green Street around 12:00 a.m. Sunday. According to the report, multiple attackers beat and stomped the victim until he became unresponsive. The victim was then taken to the hospital. The suspects have not been located. A 22-year... Read more »

Campus safety notice details Trelease Hall robberies

Campus safety notice details Trelease Hall robberies

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime News Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

A campus safety notification was sent out Monday evening informing University students of a burglary that had taken place at Trelease Hall, 901 W. College Ct., around 2:00 p.m. that day. Students of the residence hall entered by swiping their student IDs, and several unidentified offenders ent... Read more »

Vigil strives to honor George Korchev, unify community after gun violence

Madeleine Hubbard, Contributing Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, ISS, News

Candles lit up the University's Main Quad Tuesday night as about 250 students and community members quietly gathered.  Illinois Student Senate held a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Sept. 25 shooting on Green Street. “The campus community has done a good job of being really supportive,” said Jalisa Smith-Jord... Read more »

Alpha Kappa Alpha rallies against police brutality

Alpha Kappa Alpha rallies against police brutality

Angelica LaVito, Staff writer
September 27, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, News

When Sydney Mann went to church with her family at DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle, Illinois one Sunday in July of 2015, she sat next to Sandra Bland. The next day, Bland left for Texas. Mann, a sophomore in business, had known Bland her whole life. Bland died in police cust... Read more »

Six University campus faculty members named University Scholars

Six University campus faculty members named University Scholars

Daily Illini Staff Report
September 27, 2016
Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is honoring six of its faculty members by naming them University Scholars for their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service in their respected fields. The recipients, including Professors Nicole Allen, Paul Scott Carney, Ioannis Chasiotis, Wail S.... Read more »

Illinois Student Senate to hold candlelight vigil in response to campus shooting

Illinois Student Senate to hold candlelight vigil in response to campus shooting

Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

UPDATE (9/27 1:25 p.m.): Erik Lasaine, a UI graduate student and one of the two UI survivors of Sunday morning's shooting, said he will be speaking at the vigil tonight. A candlelight vigil for the victims of the Sunday morning shooting on Green Street will be held on the Main Quad Tuesday nig... Read more »

Police Blotter for September 26, 2016

Police Blotter for September 26, 2016

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A first degree murder was reported in the 300 block of East Green Street around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. According to the report, police officers responded to several reports of shots having been fired. When they arrived at the scene, there were four gunshot victims. A 41-year-o... Read more »

The Daily Illini sat down with Robert Jones on his first day as chancellor

The Daily Illini sat down with Robert Jones on his first day as chancellor

Megan Jones and Angelica LaVito
September 27, 2016
Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Chancellor Robert Jones' office was not unpacked when he started his new job on Monday, but he already has ideas for the University. Jones replaced Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson and is filling the vacancy left by Chancellor Phyllis Wise after she resigned amid controversy in August 2015. Since... Read more »

Police seek information regarding robberies in Champaign County

Police seek information regarding robberies in Champaign County

Daily Illini Staff Report
September 26, 2016
Filed under Crime, News

The Champaign Police Department is seeking information relating to several robberies that occurred in the Champaign vicinity between Sept. 14 and Sept. 15. The suspect of the four commercial robberies is said to be Dane M. Williams, a 40-year-old African-American male, 6-foot-1 and weighing approximately... Read more »

In remembrance of George Korchev

In remembrance of George Korchev

Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor
September 26, 2016
Filed under Campus, News

by Joseph Longo assistant news editor In high school, he was the class clown. Known for his signature high-pitched laugh, George Korchev always made his classmates laugh in homeroom. “Once he got someone to laugh, he would burst out laughing and get a bunch of other people to laugh,” Jorgen Juul, his... Read more »

It happened here: Student witnesses reflect on a night of violence

It happened here: Student witnesses reflect on a night of violence

Claire Hettinger, Joseph Longo and Samantha Jones Toal, News Editors
September 26, 2016
Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

Editor’s note: Camille Baer is an Illini Media Company employee. Her testimony was included because she was an eyewitness in the events that follow.    Camille Baer and a friend lagged behind their group walking back to Campustown. But not by too much. “We wanted to be safe,” the U... Read more »

Local homeless shelters hit hard by state budget cuts

Local homeless shelters hit hard by state budget cuts

Michael Semaca, Staff Writer
September 26, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

With Campustown’s constant presence of homeless individuals, Rohan Prabhakar, a freshman in Engineering, believes the community must take notice. “Considering the amount of resources available in Champaign itself, I think the city must be doing more to relocate these people,” Prabhakar said... Read more »