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Fraudulent GoFundMe email reaches Urbana residents

Fraudulent GoFundMe email reaches Urbana residents

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

The City of Urbana has warned residents of a fraudulent GoFundMe campaign circulating from a fake email account. Email recipients are asked to donate to a fake campaign to raise money for a sick infant. The fake GoFundMe account linked in the email leads the recipient to a PayPal account in which s...

Swastika incidents remain under investigation

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 15, 2019

The University Police Department is continuing to investigate four instances of anti-semitism that occurred on campus last week. Craig Stone, UIPD police chief, released a statement Monday saying each instance is still under investigation, and at this time, there is no reason to believe they are connected. ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 14

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 15, 2019

Champaign Assault was reported in the 2100 block of West White Street around 10 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the offender threatened to kill the victim and her unborn child. The offender then tried to batter the victim but was stopped by someone else. Theft was reported in the 300 block...

Two swastikas found on campus in one week

Two swastikas found on campus in one week

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 14, 2019

By Samantha Boyle News Editor A swastika was reported drawn on a bathroom stall in the Foreign Language Building Monday. In response, Chancellor Robert Jones sent out a Massmail denouncing anti-Semitism and apologizing to the University. One day later on Thursday, another swastika was found drawn o...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 14, 2019

Champaign  Nothing to report. University Vandalism was reported at Taft Hall, 1213 S. Fourth St., around 1 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, a resident adviser at the hall found a swastika drawn on the wall of a bathroom stall. The estimated cost for the University Facilities & Services...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 11, 2019

Champaign Aggravated battery and disorderly conduct was reported at Bottenfield Elementary School, 1801 S. Prospect Ave., around 5 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, police initially responded to reports of a female offender attempting to collect a child she wasn’t supposed to be around. The off...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 8

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 8

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2019

Champaign Theft was reported in the 3300 block of Saratoga Drive around 9 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the victim’s lawnmower was stolen. Criminal damage to property was reported in the 2600 block of West Springfield Avenue around 7 p.m. Monday. According to the report, after engag...

Champaign high school student brought loaded gun to school Tuesday

Champaign high school student brought loaded gun to school Tuesday

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 8, 2019

While a student was being escorted out of Centennial High School around noon Tuesday, a school resource officer found a loaded handgun and ammunition in the student's backpack, according to a Champaign Police press release. The 16-year-old student was identified by the resource officer as allegedly...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 7

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 7

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 8, 2019

Champaign  Theft was reported in the 400 block of East Eureka Street around 1 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, items totaling around $45,000 were stolen over a three-year period from the victim's residence. Cosmetics, food items, a handgun, electronic equipment and keys were among the items...

Police investigate two shootings in CU area

Police investigate two shootings in CU area

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 7, 2019

Two shootings occurred over the weekend on Saturday night in both Champaign and Urbana, of which one shooting resulted in death.  Around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Urbana police were dispatched to the Colorado Ridge apartment complex, 1714 E. Colorado Ave., for an armed subject call, according to a press r...

The Daily Illini police report for Oct. 4

The Daily Illini police report for Oct. 4

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 7, 2019

Champaign Nothing to report. University  Nothing to report. Urbana Theft was reported at Salt and Light Ministries, 1819 S. Philo Road, around 6 a.m. Friday. According to the report, the victim’s bicycle was stolen by an unknown offender outside of the local establishment. Possession of cannabis ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 2

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 2

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 2, 2019

Champaign Theft over $500 was reported in the 2400 block of High View Court around 3 a.m. Sunday. According to the report, the victim returned home to find a number of her items missing. Computers, jewelry and clothing items were all reported stolen. Theft was reported in the 1200 block of Carver ...

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