The Daily Illini

Police search for suspect in overnight shooting

Police search for suspect in overnight shooting

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 18, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

After 14-year-old Elijah Booker succumbed to life-threatening injuries from apparent gunshot wounds last week, the Champaign County State’s Attorney filed a petition for the suspect in juvenile court on the charges of manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon. According to a Champaign Police press release, pr...

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 16

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 16

By The Daily Illini staff report

May 17, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Identity theft was reported in the 200 block of East Springfield Avenue around 4 p.m. Saturday. According to the report, unauthorized accounts were opened in the victim’s name. Deceptive practices and forgery were reported in the 100 block of West Church Street around 12:30 p.m. Wed...

Spring Fling presents critical resources to families in need

Spring Fling presents critical resources to families in need

By Ethan Simmon, Staff writer

May 16, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

Champaign organization CommUnity Matters hosted its “Spring Fling” event at Garden Hills Academy this Monday, bringing local resources to families in the form of a neighborhood carnival. The resource fair component took place inside Garden Hills, with wellness, safety and summer camp organizatio...

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 15

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 15

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 16, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Residential burglary was reported in the 900 block of Bellepark Drive around 5 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the unknown offender or offenders broke into the victim’s home and stole several items, including liquor, purses or wallets, drugs or medicine, jewelry and more. Burgla...

Habitat for Humanity, city employees give back to community

Habitat for Humanity, city employees give back to community

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

May 15, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

About 20 City of Champaign employees worked with Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County to help build a home last week as part of National Public Service Recognition Week. The home is located in the 900 block of West Beardsley Avenue in Champaign. Every year as part of the National Public S...

Police investigate two overnight shootings

Police investigate two overnight shootings

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Police responded to two overnight shooting incidents this weekend. Police were on the scene in the 1100 block of North James Street due to reports of gunfire at around 10 p.m. Friday. According to a City of Champaign press release, a 26-year-old male with non-life-threatening injuries w...

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 11

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 13, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter, Uncategorized

Champaign Theft over $500 was reported in the 300 block of East Springfield Avenue around midnight Friday. According to the report, the victim’s cell phone was stolen from the apartment complex’s mailroom. An arrest was made on the charges of possession of controlled substance, controlled subst...

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 10

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 10

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 11, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported in the 500 block of East John Street around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the offenders threw two full gallons of paint and screen windows out of a window in a utility room on the third floor of an apartment building. Criminal da...

Campus cafes set to close

Campus cafes set to close

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 11, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

The next couple of weeks will bring some changes to some popular campus cafes. The Espresso Royale at Daniel and Sixth streets will close on May 17 due to a new development of the block. According to recent reports, the building had some structural issues and issues with flooding in the past and developer...

Construction intensifies along Armory and Wright

Construction intensifies along Armory and Wright

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News

The Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project intensifies this Monday, May 13; two blocks on the Armory Avenue and Wright Street intersection will close for reconstruction. As part of MCORE Project 4, workers will reconstruct Armory Avenue from Sixth Street to Wright Street and Wright from Armory to Ch...

Spring 2019 commencement calendar

Spring 2019 commencement calendar

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

May 9, 2019


Filed under News

With so many ceremonies happening on campus at once and thousands of people trying to attend them, it might be hard to know where you’re going when. Here is a master list of every University of Illinois commencement ceremony happening this weekend. Friday University-wide Doctoral Hooding Ceremony: 11 a.m. at...

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 7

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 7

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 8, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Motor vehicle theft was reported on the 800 block of Scottsdale Drive around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. According to the report, the victim reported her vehicle was missing from her daughter’s driveway. Residential burglary was reported on the 800 block of South First Street around noon Sun...

Next Page »