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The Daily Illini police blotter for July 6

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 7, 2020

Champaign Aggravated discharge of a firearm was reported on the 2300 block of West Springfield Avenue around 1:54 p.m. on Saturday. According to the report, shots were fired and used shell casings were located. There were reportedly no victims.  Residential burglary was reported on the 100 block of East D...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 3

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 4, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana Aggravated battery was reported on the 600 block of West University Avenue at Carle Hospital around 2 a.m. on Friday. According to the report, the offender attempted to leave the hospital without being authorized due to his current ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 2

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 3, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University A Champaign resident was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for unlawful possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of a controlled substance near the corner of First and Green streets around 10:50 p.m. on June 17. According to the report, poli...

University waves ACT/SAT requirement for Class of 2025 applicants

A student bubbles in answers on a standardized test.

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

July 3, 2020

As universities around the country continue to react and respond to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the University has made a decision that it never has before: to waive the SAT/ACT test requirement for applicants. The decision was released by the Board of Trustees Executive Committee in an approv...

Mayor issues order to reign in campus bars

A sea of green fills the line at KAM's during Unofficial on March 6, 2020.

By Luis Velazquez, Assistant News Editor

July 2, 2020

Due to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen of Champaign, IL issued the Emergency Order 20-21 that will go into effect on July 2 after 5 p.m. Emergency Order 20-21 allows local enforcement of Phase 4 guidelines with limits and social distancing requirements for bars and restaurants.  The order requires any liquor-licensed establishments to follow the COVID-19 2020 Restaurant and Bar Establishment Safety Guidelines for Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.  Any liquor establishments, with combined indoor and outdoor standing areas, in Champaign’s Campustown area who have 200 or more people will receive enforcement actions. Actions include emergency closures, fines, suspensions or revocation of the establishment’s liquor license, as stated in the order. Starting on July 3, the order requires Campust...

Homicide investigation on State Street

The intersection of University Avenue and State Street sits quietly on Thursday.

By Salem Isaf, Interim Editor in Chief

July 2, 2020

On July 1, around 11:50 p.m., Champaign Police responded to a robbery report at the 100 block of North State Street. As they arrived at the scene, the officers found an unresponsive 56-year-old white male who had been physically battered and didn’t have a pulse.  The officers began lifesaving measures until...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 1

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 2, 2020

Champaign  Criminal damage to property was reported on the 3300 block of block of William Street around 6:54 p.m. on Sunday. According to the report, the suspect caused damage to the victim’s computer and then fled the scene.  University  Nothing to report.  Urbana Residential burglary was...

Students respond to Fall 2020 semester plans with mixed feelings

The main quad remains relatively barren at 1:48 p.m. on April 3 as many students have left campus due to the coronavirus.

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer

July 2, 2020

The University livestreamed a COVID-19 briefing on June 24 on University life, in which subject experts talked about what the student experience will look like this fall.  The University Life Briefing is the fourth video in a series of livestreams by the University in an attempt to answer common...

The Daily Illini police blotter for June 30

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 1, 2020

Champaign Aggravated battery was reported on the 2500 block of West Springfield Ave. just before midnight on Monday. According to the report, the victim was shot by an unknown person. Violation of an order of protection was reported on the 2200 block of North Prospect Ave. around 2:30 p.m. on Monday. Acco...

The Daily Illini police blotter for June 29

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

June 30, 2020

Champaign Aggravated discharge of a firearm and impounded vehicle were reported on the 1500 block of Garden Hills around 12:44 a.m. on Monday. According to the report, the unknown offender released gunfire on the residence. Theft over $500 was reported on the 1000 block of North Randolph Street around 10:16 a...

Protests continue through the end of June

Demonstrators march south on Neil Street during a protest in Champaign, IL on Sunday.

By Salem Isaf, Interim Editor in Chief

June 29, 2020

Around 11 a.m. on Sunday, demonstrators gathered in West Side Park for another march through Champaign streets to protest police brutality and call for other changes in the community. This protest was organized by Champaign All Black Lives Matter (ABLM). After the rain subsided and the weather clea...

Students, community members protest The Red Lion, KAM’s

Students wait to enter Red Lion on March 1, 2019 during Unofficial.

By Salem Isaf, Interim Editor-in-Chief

June 28, 2020

On Thursday evening, June 25, protesters gathered in the intersection of South Third and East Green streets just outside the campus bar, The Red Lion. This group of people met to protest two campus bars, The Red Lion and KAM's, both owned by Scott Cochrane, for what protesters called racist business practice...

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