Area deemed safe after Illini-Alert

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois — An off-campus emergency which prompted an Illini-Alert notification to students, faculty and staff Friday morning has been resolved. At 5:54 a.m. Friday, a 911 caller reported an individual was acting erratically, unclothed, and possibly in need of medical attention near the area of Second and Green streets, Champaign. Police and medical responders […]

Charleston man arrested for sexual abuse, unlawful restraint

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – A 23-year-old Charleston, Illinois, man was arrested Friday after he allegedly invited an Illinois student into his vehicle and then engaged her in nonconsensual touching and kissing. Security camera footage and automated license plate readers helped investigators quickly identify the offender. As of Tuesday, Hatammyrat Hudaynazarov was being held at the Champaign […]

Campus Safety Notice – Attempted Sexual Assault

Dear campus community member: We would like to inform you of a crime that has recently occurred in the campus area so you have the information you need to take the appropriate precautions. We are issuing this Campus Safety Notice in accordance with a federal law requiring universities to disclose information about certain crimes on […]

False threats

A U. of I. student reported that he received several phone calls and text messages from an unknown person who was threatening to harm the student’s family members unless the student sent money. The student used Zelle to send $3,000 in two transactions to an unknown person. The scammer demanded even more money to “cancel […]