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Man charged with felony for menorah vandalism

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 9, 2015

Max W. Kristy, 20, who was arrested on Aug. 25 on the charge of criminal damage to property for damaging a menorah outside of the University’s Chabad Jewish Center, was charged with a Class 4 felony Tuesday.Kristy, a 20 year-old Parkland College student, was originally arrested after Champaign Pol...

Chabad menorah knocked over, UIPD seek public help

By Daily Illini Staff Report

August 21, 2015

The University police department asked for the public’s help on Wednesday after a man was recorded knocking over the menorah displayed outside the Chabad Jewish Center at 509 S. Fourth St., Champaign. In the security camera footage, the man approached the menorah around 6 a.m. Wednesday. He pushes the menorah until it breaks ...