An employee at U. of I. Willard Airport, 3 Airport Road, Savoy, Illinois, reported that someone had caused about $1,000 in damage to a chain-link gate that provides access to the tarmac at 8:08 p.m. Thursday. Upon reviewing security camera footage, it was determined that the offender had attempted to ram the gate with his vehicle. The gate remained closed and the driver did not gain access to the tarmac.
A U. of I. student reported that he had been the victim of an exploitation scam. An unknown offender contacted the student April 11 through a messaging app and demanded money or the offender would post a nude photo of the student on the internet. The photo had been taken consensually, but it was unknown how the offender had come into possession of it. The student did not pay, and the photo was posted to social media Saturday.