U.of I. employee James D. Dorris, 63, of Champaign, was arrested Thursday at U. of I. parking garage B-4, 1201 W. University Ave., Urbana, for theft. Police received an anonymous tip in March that Dorris had been exhibiting suspicious behavior during his work as a parking meter mechanic. An investigation determined that Dorris had been stealing coins from campus parking meters for an extended period of time. The total amount of money stolen is unknown.
A U. of I. employee reported at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday that Illinois Public Media had received a threatening letter mailed to Campbell Hall, 300 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The letter, copies of which also were sent to state legislators, threatened violence against recipients of state pensions, state lawmakers and labor union officials.