One arrested after two handguns recovered

URBANA, Illinois – Two loaded handguns were seized and a man was arrested Monday after a University of Illinois Police officer stopped a vehicle for an expired registration. The stop occurred at about 4:29 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and California Street, Urbana. The driver, later identified as Jamario M. Cook, 31, […]

UIPD releases additional details in student death investigation

URBANA, Illinois – University of Illinois Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Jan. 20 death of Akul Dhawan, a student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Information collected so far supports the initial belief that the death was accidental, and no foul play occurred. Mr. Dhawan, 18, was found deceased at about […]

University Police investigating student death

URBANA, Illinois – University of Illinois Police are investigating after an 18-year-old U. of I. student was found deceased Saturday morning in the 1200 block of West Nevada Street, Urbana. Preliminary information suggests that there was no foul play involved, and the death is initially believed to be accidental. The investigation is ongoing, and the […]

Kirby Avenue to close at 2 p.m. Friday

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois — Kirby Avenue between First and Fourth streets in Champaign will close at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 to accommodate activities related to the Fighting Illini football game. The street will reopen as usual following the football game on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. The earlier-than-usual road closure on Friday is required […]

‘Stuff the Squad’ to benefit food bank

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois — Local police, including the University of Illinois Police Department, are holding a friendly competition as the holidays approach to put meals on the tables of local families. Departments are “competing” to see which can bring in the most food donations, all of which will go to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. The University […]