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I-Connect meeting “Zoombombed” by swastika-bearing hijackers

I-Connect meeting “Zoombombed” by swastika-bearing hijackers

By Heather Robinson, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 4, 2020

On Monday night, during three prescheduled I-Connect meetings held over the Zoom teleconferencing software, multiple individuals bombarded the groups in a seemingly coordinated virtual hijack, bearing swastikas and shouting racial slurs.  It’s the first high-profile instance of “Zoombombing” the ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 3

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 3

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 4, 2020

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 1500 block of North Mattis Avenue at around 12:06 a.m. on Friday. According to the report, the suspect caused damage to the victim’s residence. University Nothing to report.  Urbana Nothing to report....

University of Illinois Laboratory High School teacher arrested on child pornography charges

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

April 3, 2020

A physical education teacher at University of Illinois Laboratory High School was arrested on child pornography charges Friday afternoon. According to a release from U.S. Attorney John Milhiser’s office, Doug Mynatt, age 56, of Savoy appeared in federal court via video conference on Friday. He waived...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 2

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 2

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 3, 2020

Champaign Theft under $500 was reported at Eden Supportive Living on the 200 block of North State Street around 8:30 p.m. According to the report, the director reported a resident’s medication had gone missing. Eight different medications were stolen. University Several individuals were reported to have entered a campus virtual workshop ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 1

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 1

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 2, 2020

Champaign An arrest was made on the charge of violation of a bail bond on the 4800 block of W. Windsor Road around 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, the offender was arrested after violating the conditions of his bail bond.  University Nothing to report. Urbana Nothing to report. ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 31

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 31

By Salem Isaf, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 1, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana Reckless discharge of a firearm was reported at the corner of Coler Avenue and Fairview Avenue after midnight on Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown offender shot a firearm in the victim’s direction, striking the victim...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 30

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 30

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 31, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report.  Urbana A theft of more than $500 was reported on the 1100 block of West Anthony Drive at around 6:17 a.m. on Monday. According to the report, the unknown offender stole ten copper wire reels from the back of an Ameren Illinois truck. ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 27

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 27

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 28, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 1300 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, the unknown offender stole credit and debit cards, a driver’s license and money from the victim’s...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 26

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 26

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 27, 2020

Champaign Theft of a motor vehicle was reported on the 200 block of East Hill Street around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, the victim’s adult son stole her keys and took her gold Toyota Avalon. University Nothing to report. Urbana Nothing to report....

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 24

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 24

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 25, 2020

Champaign An arrest was made on the charge of armed robbery at America’s Best Value Inn on the 1000 block of Bloomington Road around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the offender entered the victim’s hotel room and took the victim’s purse while pointing a gun at the victim. The purse c...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 23

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 23

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 24, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Theft was reported at 905 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana on Wednesday. According to the report, the stolen object, which belonged to a University employee, was a bicycle of around a $300 value. The bicycle was locked to a rack in front of Bevier Hall at the time o...

Police make arrest, investigate gunshots in Champaign

Police make arrest, investigate gunshots in Champaign

By Heather Robinson, Assistant Daytime News Editor

March 23, 2020

Gunshots were heard at around 12:29 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Paula Drive and Joanne Lane.  Champaign Police arrived at the scene after hearing multiple gunshots fired. One of the responding officers witnessed the offender fleeing the scene with possession of a gun before discarding ...

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