- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The director of a Jewish center on the University of Illinois campus says a 9-foot menorah that was knocked over will be temporarily raised. But he hopes to soon have a larger, sturdier replacement.

Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel told The News-Gazette in Champaign (https://bit.ly/1Eac6yb ) that the damaged menorah will be re-erected Sunday morning at the Illini Chabad Jewish Center. He says the center has raised more than $7,500 toward the cost of a new menorah since the existing one was vandalized Wednesday.

Campus police spokesman Patrick Wade says that so far investigators don’t have any suspects.

Security-camera video shows a young man knocking it over before 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

It was the second time this year someone has knocked down the menorah.

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Information from: The News-Gazette, https://www.news-gazette.com


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