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The Script to perform at the State Farm Center

The Script to perform at the State Farm Center

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 24, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

While on tour for their new album, Irish rock band The Script is making a stop at the State Farm Center on Saturday, Oct. 7. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased on the State Farm Center's website, in person at the west lobby of the Center, or ...

Roger Ebert to be inducted into Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Roger Ebert to be inducted into Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 22, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase

Pulizter Prize-winning film critic and alumnus Roger Ebert is to be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame on Aug. 19. Ebert's widow, Chaz, will be in attendance at the Chicago event to accept the statue and honor. Ebert, an Urbana native, was a journalism student at the University and...

Governor appoints new trustee, first local representative in years

Governor appoints new trustee, first local representative in years

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 21, 2017
Filed under Administration, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Gov. Bruce Rauner appointed a new member to the Board of Trustees on Friday, the first local representative in over a decade. Stuart King, an alumnus and past University employee, lives in Champaign and is a practicing physician at the Christie Clinic. King has a long history with the University,...

University names interim Chief Financial Officer

University names interim Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 21, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

University President Timothy Killeen named Avijit Ghosh as the University's interim chief financial officer, according to a press release on Thursday. Ghosh, a long-time University employee, begins his new role on Sept. 1, but the decision is pending formal approval from the Board of Trustees. Their...

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, ...

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