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Fires, shootings leave two dead, two injured

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 27, 2016

An inmate of the Champaign County jail died at Carle Hospital Sunday morning after collapsing inside the jail.Paul Clifton, 59, was pronounced dead at 10:18 a.m.According to a press release from the Office of the Coroner, an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning. The cause of death is still unknown and the ins...

Champaign and Urbana revise fire response jurisdictions

By Claire Textor

March 8, 2016

After 18 years, the Urbana Fire Department will no longer respond to incidents on private properties in Champaign.On March 1, the Champaign City Council voted unanimously to change the interpretation of an agreement between the Urbana and Champaign fire departments. “There were different interpreta...

Fraternity members in shock after house burns down

Fraternity members in shock after house burns down

By Aaron Navarro

January 31, 2016

As the flashing lights and loud sirens of fire and emergency responders’ trucks contrasted against the dark hours of the early morning, senior Phi Delta Theta member Robert Penicook was in shock. Sitting in a provided bus, Penicook stared at the smoking, blazing shell of his home.“At first I was just ...

House fire affecting students still under investigation

House fire affecting students still under investigation

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 22, 2016

UPDATE: The residence at 908 S. Oak St. that caught fire early on Jan. 22 was confirmed to be a senior house of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. According to a report issued by the Champaign Fire Department, firefighters appeared on the scene at 3:51 a.m. and had the fire under control by 7:06 ...

UIPD to investigate possible arson at Wardall Hall

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 21, 2015

Tweet: Two fires were reported at Wardall Hall since Sept. 14A Campus Safety Notice was issued Monday morning to alert the campus community of a fire at Wardall Hall, 1010 W. Illinois St.According to the notice, papers attached to a cork board on the 8th floor of Wardall Hall were set on fire around ...

UIPD investigates possible arson at Wardall Hall

September 21, 2015

University of Illinois police are investigating two different cases as arson for fires set within one week in Wardall Hall.A Campus Safety Notice was issued Monday morning to alert the campus community of the fire set in the University Housing dorm, located at 1010 West Illinois Street.Police suspect ...

UPDATE: Illini-Alert issued for 600 block of White Street

UPDATE: Illini-Alert issued for 600 block of White Street

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 13, 2015

UPDATE: 11:15 p.m. — According to a press release from John Kroll, Champaign Fire Department fire marshal, fire crews responded to a call about a fire at 604 E. White St. at 8:18 p.m. Upon arrival, crews noticed "heavy fire" from the second story extending to the third story, on the north...

Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival brings pre-Halloween horror to Champaign-Urbana

October 8, 2014

While Halloween may still be a few weeks out, the Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival is bringing the creepy atmosphere to Champaign-Urbana starting Friday with live tattooing, body suspension and celebrity guests. The festival will be visiting Champaign for the first time as the final s...

Fire crews respond to early morning fire on First Street

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 7, 2014

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a large fire at 808 South First St. at around 1 a.m. Friday morning. The fire was located inside the basement of the Roland Realty apartment building, according to a press release from the Champaign Fire Department. No smoke or flames could be seen fr...

Crews respond to late night fire on John Street

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 21, 2014

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in an apartment building at 207 E. John St. at around midnight Monday night. The fire was located in a storage room in a parking garage at the apartment building, according to Champaign Fire Marshal John Koller. The building was evacuated, and the fire w...