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Green Street shooting suspect appearing in court today

Green Street shooting suspect appearing in court today

The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Top Stories

Today marks one year since the Green St. shooting on Sept. 25, 2016, in which one man was killed. Robbie Patton, who is charged with the death of George Korchev, is due in court today at 1:30 p.m.  Champaign County Circuit Clerk Katie M. Blakeman said that Patton is facing six charges. Patto...

Weekly Illini: September 25, 2017

Weekly Illini: September 25, 2017

Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Illini Weekly Podcast, News

The Weekly Illini (formerly known as “The Daily Illini Newscast”) is your news podcast to keep up with some of the Daily Illini’s biggest stories. This episode looks at the 125 body cameras used by Champaign Police officers. We also look at Korean-American groups advocating for the DREAM act by...

LAS creates Life and Career Design Lab

LAS creates Life and Career Design Lab

Yasmeen Ragab, Contributing writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

With over 14,000 students and 70 different programs and disciplines, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is set to open a Life and Career Design Lab. The lab is designed for undergraduate students to learn about internships, study abroad programs, undergraduate research and essentially map ou...

Interfraternity Council plans to ‘get Greek life motivated again’

Interfraternity Council plans to ‘get Greek life motivated again’

Jonathin Martin, Contributing writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

In an effort to bring Greek life back to athletics, the Interfraternity Council is hosting a free concert prior to the Friday, Sept. 29 football game, featuring Louis The Child. “We’ve been working very closely with the athletic department the past year as a way to get Greek life motivated again an...

Champaign police continue to roll out body cameras

Champaign police continue to roll out body cameras

Cori Lippert, Contributing writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

This past July, the Champaign Police Department joined the ever growing number of police stations that use body cameras in their day-to-day operations.   “If you are in a police uniform and you are talking to the public and you think there is some form of police investigation (you are required...

Police blotter for Sept. 25

Police blotter for Sept. 25

Daily Illini Staff Report

September 25, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A theft was reported at Taco Bell on the 00 block of East Anthony Drive around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the victim’s bicycle was stolen. A robbery was reported at Corson Music on the 00 block of East University Avenue around 6:15 p.m. Thursday. According to the r...

ISR to expand dining hall, services

ISR to expand dining hall, services

Aaron Brannen, Staff writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The University announced earlier this month the dining hall facility of Illinois Street Residence Halls will be undergoing a two-year period of renovations, beginning in the summer of 2018 and ending in the summer of 2020. According to University Housing Director Alma Sealine, the main reason for these...

University center awarded $15.6 million

University center awarded $15.6 million

Jose Zepeda, Contributing writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The National Science Foundation has awarded $15.6 million to the University’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. “We pride ourselves in our community, and this grant is something that fits really well here,” said Nadya Mason, professor in engineering and director of the project...

CUMTD goes green

CUMTD goes green

Niani Scott, Contributing writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

After partnering with the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) was awarded $1.45 million by the Federal Transit Administration to update city buses. The new buses will replace two of the standard diesel-powered buses that are 16 year...

University addresses campus accessibility

University addresses campus accessibility

Karen Liu, Staff writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

As one of the most disability-friendly campuses in the country, the University is working on bettering the accessible infrastructures through the Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan Supplement. The draft was released in April, following a self-evaluation of primary University sidewalks ...

Rally on campus pushes Davis’ signature of the Dream Act

Rebecca Wood, Staff writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The Hana Center, C-U Immigration Forum, local citizens and students from the University stood on the corners of Wright and Chalmers streets this afternoon, urging passers-by to sign a petition and call Congressman Rodney Davis to push him toward supporting the DREAM Act of 2017. The papers handed ...

Police Blotter for Sept. 22

Police Blotter for Sept. 22

Daily Illini Staff Report

September 22, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 1500 block of North Prospect Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the RP reported that her rental vehicle was damaged while it was parked and unattended. An aggravated battery was reported at Garden Hills on Hedge Road around...

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