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Antonio’s employees serve up new details on closing

Antonio’s employees serve up new details on closing

Bianca Reyes, Staff writer
February 9
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

This past winter break, Cracked, a breakfast food truck, announced it would be opening its first storefront location in what formerly housed Antonio’s Pizza by the Slice. The news first broke when Daniel Krause, owner of Cracked, shared a photo on his personal Facebook page announcing his “new resta...

Sesquicentennial honored with book of snapshots

Sesquicentennial honored with book of snapshots

Melissa Wagner, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

The MRI, the LED light and even the internet all have one thing in common — they originated at the University. John Milton Gregory knew C-U was the right place for a university to be built, but there was no way he could have known that the end of the bidding war meant the beginning of an era. Th...

ThinkChicago, Rahm Emanuel encourage student entrepreneurship

ThinkChicago, Rahm Emanuel encourage student entrepreneurship

Camille Baer, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

It’s 4 p.m., and every seat in the Siebel Center is completely filled. There's the growing number of people who are standing in the back of the lecture room. Students and faculty anxiously await as the panel members file to the front stage – last, but certainly not least, to enter is the Mayor of...

That Burger Joint to open in former location of Atlanta Bread Company

That Burger Joint to open in former location of Atlanta Bread Company

Melissa Wagner, Staff Writer
January 23
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Adding to the seemingly never-ending development of Neil Street as a restaurant corridor, Oberweis Dairy plans to open a new branch of their Illinois-based chain That Burger Joint in the former location of Atlanta Bread Company. That Burger Joint offers standard American fare like hot dogs and fries, but ...

Giordano’s helps bring a taste of Chicago to Champaign

Giordano’s helps bring a taste of Chicago to Champaign

Olivia Bienvenue, Staff Writer
January 19
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

After 42 years of business and with over 50 locations, Giordano’s has finally opened a restaurant in Champaign. The restaurant opened Jan. 10 in Market Place Mall, located at 2000 N. Neil St. in Champaign.  It is the first of two famous Chicago restaurant chains opening in Champaign in 2017: Portillo’s restauran...

Facebook partners with the University on research

Facebook partners with the University on research

Sam Schrage, Staff writer
January 17
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Facebook has become the most popular social media site in the world, with 1.79 billion monthly active users in 2016. Facebook’s high demand has led members of the Facebook team to invest in ways to find new revenue streams in virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Building 8 is where hardware...

Wildfire app speeds up emergency awareness

Wildfire app speeds up emergency awareness

Annabeth Carlson, Managing Editor for Online
January 17
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

On a warm Saturday night in September, Renee Pond went to The Red Lion, expecting to have a fun night out with friends. Instead, she found herself in a confusing emergency situation when gunshots were heard and patrons were told to stay inside. “I was really confused. We didn’t know what w...

Portillo’s announces new Champaign location

Portillo’s announces new Champaign location

Ashni Gandhi, Staff Writer
December 8
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

The rumors and speculation are true — the Portillo’s food empire is officially expanding to Champaign, Illinois. The Portillo’s will be located at 2306 N. Prospect Ave., near the Binny’s Beverage Depot. They expect to start demolition of the existing building in the next 10 days and are projected t...

C-U welcomes Lyft: The ride-sharing battle begins

C-U welcomes Lyft: The ride-sharing battle begins

Melissa Wagner, Staff writer
December 8
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

With temperatures below freezing and limited bus services during the holidays, getting around becomes more difficult. Ride-hailing services are a convenient alternative. For David Gutierrez, senior in ACES, ride-hailing services are beneficial in the colder months when he needs to get to the Illino...

Slice Factory set to open on campus, potential rivalry with Antonio’s

Slice Factory set to open on campus, potential rivalry with Antonio’s

Bianca Reyes, Staff Writer
December 7
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Slice Factory, a Chicago-based pizza franchise, is expecting to open on Green Street in January of next year. This grand opening will mark Slice Factory’s first location outside of Chicago and its first ever college campus location. Dom DiDiana, founder and president of Slice Factory, said open...

With coffee shop, students fight hunger

With coffee shop, students fight hunger

Emma Palatnik, Staff writer
November 28
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Etc. Coffeehouse opened in 1964 as a place where students could gather to study, drink coffee and chat with one another. Since then, it has transformed into a space where students can also fight hunger. The coffeeshop, located at the corner of Green Street and Goodwin Avenue, is different from a typical s...

Students find strength in numbers with new app Klique

Students find strength in numbers with new app Klique

Melissa Wagner, Contributing writer
November 17
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Think Tinder, but for friends. Klique is a new app designed to make the experience of meeting new friends safer for everyone involved. The app was created by a Miami-based team and went live in September. Klique allows users to form a group with their current friends and connects them to other g...

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