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Illinois Athletics to host free movie night at Memorial Stadium

Illinois Athletics to host free movie night at Memorial Stadium

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 19, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Illinois Athletics is hosting a free screening of the Disney film Moana and an autograph signing at Memorial Stadium on Sunday, July 30. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the Fighting Illini Football team will be signing autographs at 5:15 p.m. The film starts an hour later at 6:15 p.m. Participants...

PygHack added to Pygmalion Festival

PygHack added to Pygmalion Festival

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

This year’s Pygmalion Festival will include PygHack, a free hackathon that is open to professionals and students alike. PygHack will be taking place at EnterpriseWorks, located in Research Park.  “PygHack is our inaugural hackathon that we've dreamed up this year to implement into the TECH p...

SMOKED joins ranks of local food trucks

SMOKED joins ranks of local food trucks

Taylor Wegner, Staff Writer
July 17, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

A new food truck recently joined the C-U food scene. It’s called SMOKED and will be serving an assortment of sandwiches and tacos. Adam Shallenberger, owner, was raised in the Champaign-Urbana area. He has been a part of this community’s food scene for over half of his career as a chef, making...

Women’s Resource Center assistant director accepts new position with Urbana

Women’s Resource Center assistant director accepts new position with Urbana

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 15, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Rachel Storm, currently the assistant director at the Women’s Resources Center, will soon become Urbana's Public Arts Coordinator, effective August 7. The Public Arts Coordinator is responsible for sustaining multiple programs that are already well-established within the community, Storm said. Th...

Community resource center opens in University YMCA

Community resource center opens in University YMCA

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 14, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Last month, the non-profit corporation Three Spinners Inc. opened a community resource center at University YMCA as a part of the YMCA’s New American Welcome Center’s effort to build a more inclusive and welcoming community. “It’s a central location where people can come and access the things that th...

Mobile grocery shopping comes to campus

Mobile grocery shopping comes to campus

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 13, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Beginning today, it will be possible for residents of Champaign County to do all of their grocery shopping online when the grocery-delivery service Instacart expands into the area. Instacart is an American company that allows people to order their groceries from various retailers using their app. T...

Local foundations receive donation from Yahoo

Local foundations receive donation from Yahoo

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 13, 2017
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Three local not-for-profits received grants from the Yahoo Employee Foundation June 12 for a total of nearly $1 million dollars. Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County, Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank individually received $320,000. The Yahoo Employee Foundation...

Christensen indicted by grand jury for kidnapping

Christensen indicted by grand jury for kidnapping

Daily Illini Staff Report
July 12, 2017
Filed under Crime, News, Showcase, Top Stories

A federal grand jury has indicted Brendt Christensen for the kidnapping of visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang, who went missing from campus June 9. On Wednesday, the U.S. attorney's office charged Christensen. The indictment stated he "willfully and unlawfully seized, confined, inveigled, ...

Big Church Night Out tour to stop in Champaign

Big Church Night Out tour to stop in Champaign

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 12, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Several Christian music artists will come together for the Big Church Night Out tour, making an Oct. 15 stop at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Headlining the tour is the Newsboys. In addition, Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Derek Minor and several others will be joining the stage for performances. Tickets...

Get some produce and donate blood while you’re at it

Get some produce and donate blood while you’re at it

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 12, 2017
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

This Saturday's Urbana's Market at the Square is offering a new chance for people to give back to the community. Aside from purchasing locally-sourced food, people can donate blood that goes toward Carle Foundation Hospital and Presence Covenant Medical Center. The Community Blood Service of Illinois...

University alumni launch ‘smart oven’

University alumni launch ‘smart oven’

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

A team of 13 people, including five University graduates, have created a smart oven that makes it possible to balance convenience, health and taste perfectly in every meal. The Tovala Smart Oven, which launched on Tuesday for $369 on the company’s website, can cook Tovala’s pre-prepared meal...

MCORE resumes, Illini Union restaurants close temporarily

MCORE resumes, Illini Union restaurants close temporarily

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 7, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

After Illinois secured state funding on Thursday, the Illinois Department of Transportation confirmed that all MCORE projects will be able to resume, according to a press release sent out Friday morning. As construction resumes, all Illini Union food vendors will temporarily close from July 8 to 14 due to an inability to...

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