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Profiting at the pump: Low gas prices lead to consumer spending

Profiting at the pump: Low gas prices lead to consumer spending

By Declan Harty

March 9, 2016

Bob Sinclair doesn’t keep his eyes on the gas meter as he fills up his Lexus RX350. In seconds, a click signals that the retired dentist’s SUV is filled back up; the pump reads $10.14.“It’s just nice to have to pay a little less,” Sinclair said. In the recent past, he paid “$200 to $300 a ...

Police blotter for Nov. 3, 2015

By Charlotte Collins

November 3, 2015

Champaignn Criminal sexual assault was reported Friday around 1:45 p.m. in the 900 block of South Second Street.n Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported Saturday around 2:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Mattis Avenue.According to the report, currency was stolen from the vehicle and there were no suspects.Univ...

Two Urbana residents arrested for armed robbery of a pizza

By Marijo Enderle

November 1, 2015

Two Urbana residents were arrested Saturday on the charges of armed robbery after robbing a victim of a pizza, according to an Urbana Police report.Urbana police were dispatched to the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Birch Street in Urbana around 7:30 p.m. after receiving a report of the robbery. A...

Quinn to celebrate the University's Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 30, 2015

Former Gov. Pat Quinn will celebrate the creation of the University’s Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at a luncheon Thursday.According to a press release, the luncheon will be held at 12:15 p.m. at the Champaign Country Club, 1211 S. Prospect Ave. The new center opened at the beginn...

Police blotter for July 20, 2015

By Daily Illini Staff Report

July 19, 2015

Champaign— Credit card fraud was reported on the 500 block of North Mattis Avenue at 10 a.m. Friday. According to the report, the victim's credit card was taken and used without permission. — Armed robbery was reported on the 100 block of East Green Street at 6 p.m. Friday.Ac...

Police blotter for July 13, 2015

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 12, 2015

Champaign — Criminal damage to property was reported on the 00 block of East Healey Street  at 2 p.m. Saturday.According to the report, multiple cars in the parking lot were damaged overnight. — Armed robbery and battery were reported near the intersection of Oak Street and ...

Police blotter for July 6, 2015

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 5, 2015

Champaign — Criminal damage to property was reported at the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity house, 301 E. Armory Ave., at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.According to the report, an unknown person vandalized the interior of the frat house. — Theft of a motor vehicle was reported on the 2600 block of West Jo...

Police blotter for June 25, 2015

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 25, 2015

Champaign-- Criminal damage to property was reported on the 200 block of Chalmers Street at 10 a.m. Wednesday.According to the report, materials were burned at a construction site.-- Theft was reported at Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave., at 4 p.m. Saturday.According to the report, a cell phone was...

Champaign police officer arrested on sexual assault charges

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 24, 2015

Following an investigation by the Illinois State Police, Jerad B. Gale, a Champaign police officer, was arrested on charges of criminal sexual assault on Tuesday, June 23.The 31-year-old was hired by the Champaign Police Department on August 27, 2012. There is currently no sign that any of the allegations...

Police blotter for June 23, 2015

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

June 24, 2015

Champaign— Criminal damage to property was reported near the intersection of First and Daniel streets at 11 p.m. Sunday.According to the report, a suspect broke the victim's car window.—Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 1200 block of West Healey Street at 12:30 a.m. Monday.A...

UPD, Champaign County Sherrif offering free bikes Wednesday

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 23, 2015

A free bicycle giveaway will take place in Urbana on Wednesday. The event is hosted by the Urbana Police Department and the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. Bikes will be free for Champaign County residents and are limited to one per-person. Each bike will be offered in its current condition. The giveaway will ...

That's Rentertainment to close this summer

That's Rentertainment to close this summer

By Ben Lash

June 7, 2015

After 30 years of business, locally-owned video rental store That’s Rentertainment has announced it will be closing this summer. The store opened in June 1985 in the back of Johnstowne Center on campus as a video and record rental store. It specializes in independent films and is located today at 51...

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