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Illegal in Illinois, unacceptable on campus

By Greg Caceres, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Crime is ever present on this campus. University massmails routinely indicate the student body’s failure to do what is right. In these emails, a large variety of crimes are listed: from arson to drag racing, sexual and physical assault to murder, and even bomb threats. Granted, the University’s cri...

John Kasich’s insensitive approach to sexual assault

By Minju Park, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich spoke briefly at a town hall in Watertown, New York, where he answered questions including one from a student of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. His response to her question regarding sexual assault on college campuses sparked outrage and criticisms of victim blamin...

Year in Review: Infant death on campus

May 9, 2016

On March 13, Lindsay L. Johnson was found by University Police near the music building after allegedly murdering her infant son in Bousfield hall. Last week, Tuesday, May 3rd, Assistant State's Attorney Tony Ortega issued a subpoena for Johnson’s medical records from her visit to McKinley Health Cent...

Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16

Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16

May 8, 2016

The majority of Illinois student-athletes made headlines for the right reasons in 2015-16, but six arrests stained several Illini athletic programs in the last year. Four members of the Illini men’s basketball team — one third of head coach John Groce’s allotment of scholarship players – w...

Police blotter for April 12, 2016

By Vivienne Henning

April 11, 2016

Champaign- A 19-year-old male was arrested on the charge of armed robbery in the 400 block of East Clark Street around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.According to the report, the offender stole the victim’s cell phone using a firearm. The offender was arrested on the charges of unlawful use of weapons, defacin...

?Police blotter for April 7, 2016

By Vivienne Henning

April 10, 2016

ChampaignA case of disorderly conduct was reported in the 1200 block of North Walnut Street around 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday.agAccording to the report, an unknown offender set a trashcan on fire outside of the victim’s residence.agAn aggravated discharge of a firearm was reported in the 900 block of ...

Police blotter for March 30, 2016

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 29, 2016

Champaign Aggravated battery was reported in the 400 block of West Maple Street around 11:30 p.m. Monday.According to the report, the victim was stabbed by an unknown offender while sitting on the victim’s porch. The wound the victim received is not life-threatening. Attempted robbery and aggrava...

Campus offers many resources for reproductive health

Bousfield Hall located just north of the Activities and Recreation Center in Champaign, IL.

By Vivienne Henning

March 28, 2016

On March 13, a student gave birth in a campus dorm bathroom. The infant was found deceased inside the student’s backpack, who was walking around campus when police located her. The infant’s cause of death is still unknown and is under investigation by the Champaign County coroner and police. Accordin...

Police blotter for March 22, 2016

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 22, 2016

Champaign• A residential burglary took place at Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity Wednesday morning.According to the report, the victim’s laptop was stolen and the culprit is still unidentified.• An unknown suspect recklessly discharged a firearm at 3:40 a.m. Sunday morning from 200 Cynthia Drive.According to...

Warmer weather, balconies top list of “Unofficial” concerns for police

Warmer weather, balconies top list of “Unofficial” concerns for police

By Joseph Longo

March 3, 2016

With 40 degree temperatures expected on Friday, Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day celebrations may pose a problem for local law enforcement.“Unofficial is a completely weather-driven event,” Champaign Police Sgt. Joe Ketchem said. “Weather drives people in from the balconies and the houses.”With seasonab...

Police blotter for Feb. 25, 2016

By Jason Chun

February 25, 2016

Champaign• A 55-year-old male was arrested on the charge of disorderly conduct in the 1500 block of Crescent Drive around 8 a.m. Friday.According to the report, the offender threw a can of liquid at the victim’s vehicle. • Burglary and criminal damage to property was reported in the 600 block of C...

Police blotter for Feb. 15, 2015

February 15, 2016

Champaign• A 18-year-old female was arrested on the charge of retail theft in the 2000 block of North Neil Street around 11:50 a.m. Friday.According to the report, the offender stole several items of clothing from the Macy’s at Marketplace Mall when she tried to hide them in a shopping bag without ...

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