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Police Seek Information on Vandalism of EIU Chemistry Labs


Police are asking anybody with information about last week's vandalism of the Physical Science Building at Eastern Illinois University to provide tips to assist in the investigation.

The damage to chemistry labs was discovered early Friday afternoon. Anybody who has any information that might assist law enforcement is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-345-8488, text “crimeleads” to 274637, or call the EIU Police Department at 217-581-3212.

The investigation has been assisted by the Charleston Police Department (not the Illinois State Police, as was previously reported).

The damage to laboratory equipment was considerable and is still being assessed by university faculty and administrators, according to William Weber, vice president for business affairs at the university.

The process of recovering the building and returning to normal operations started Friday night and is ongoing. Any hazardous materials in the building remain secure and do not pose any danger to the public.



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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

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Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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