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Free speech supported after President’s Day chalking

Free speech supported after President’s Day chalking

Vivienne Henning and Masaki Sugimoto
February 24
Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Multiple chalking incidents around campus prompted a response from the University administration. Monday night, students chalked messages in support of President Donald Trump in front of the Alma Mater as well as the Anniversary Plaza south of the Illini Union. Students contacted staff of the Illin...

Police Blotter for Feb. 23, 2017

Police Blotter for Feb. 23, 2017

Daily Illini Staff Report
February 23
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign An 18-year-old male was arrested on multiple charges in the 700 block of Harvard Street around 5 p.m. Sunday. According to the report, during a traffic stop for disobeying a stop sign, the driver was found to be in possession of cannabis. The offender was charged with possession of cannabis and ...

KAM’s, C Street fail health inspections for more than grimy floors

KAM’s, C Street fail health inspections for more than grimy floors

Kevin Delgado, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

KAM's failed its most recent health inspection due to mold, a soiled ice machine and drain flies too numerous to count. Chester Street Bar, also known as C Street, failed a recent health inspection in part due to lack of sanitizer in sinks and soiled floors. Because the bars failed to surpass ...

Bar bathroom cleanliness is in the toilet

Bar bathroom cleanliness is in the toilet

Andrea Flores, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

By 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, Danny Moore and other staff at The Red Lion get to work cleaning the bar. Saturday is a busy day for Red Lion employees. Doors open at 11 a.m. for block, a student tradition of spending all day at the bars, and stay open until 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Although Red Lion ...

State Farm Center increasing security protocols

State Farm Center increasing security protocols

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Reporter
February 22
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

The State Farm Center will be adding new security restrictions for upcoming events, with regulations beginning at the Florida Georgia Line concert on Thursday. Upon entry, security will now be using hand-held security wands on all guests. In addition, guests will be required to remove their hats a...

New ARC, New You: CRCE, ARC upgrade facilities to accommodate increase in visitors

New ARC, New You: CRCE, ARC upgrade facilities to accommodate increase in visitors

Kevin Delgado, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

There are many machines and equipment at the Activities and Recreation Center and Campus Recreation Center East, but that doesn’t mean there will be any available. Overall, there’s a decrease in visitors as the semester goes on, but a much more significant decrease in the fall. “After the...

WWE Live is returning to the State Farm Center

WWE Live is returning to the State Farm Center

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Reporter
February 21
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Professional entertainment wrestling company, WWE Live, is coming to the State Farm Center on Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. The lineup includes Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Rusev & Lana, Braun Strowman, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, Enzo & Big Cass, Charlotte, Bayley and others. Ticket...

Warm temperatures won’t last, but continue to break records

Warm temperatures won’t last, but continue to break records

Daily Illini Staff Report
February 21
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State, Top Stories

This February has featured unseasonably warm weather, especially in recent days. Monday will be the fourth day in a row the temperature either set or tied a record high, said Jeffery Frame, assistant professor in atmospheric sciences.    Monday's high temperature was 71 degrees in Champaign, which...

Police blotter for Feb. 21, 2017

Police blotter for Feb. 21, 2017

Daily Illini Staff Report
February 21
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A sexual assault was reported at the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house, 611 E. Daniel St., around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. According to the report, the 20-year-old female victim reported she was sexually assaulted by the suspect. A sexual assault was reported on the 400 block of East Green St...

Professional partiers: student event planners diversifies UI nightlife    

Professional partiers: student event planners diversifies UI nightlife    

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

When Chang Hun Lee visited The Canopy Club in 2011, he rarely saw other Asian students at the concerts. It bothered him, but he wasn’t surprised. “We kind of understood the party scene at the University,” said Lee, a junior in Business. “There are some parties that international students ...

A place for students to call home: 75 years of history at the Illini Union

A place for students to call home: 75 years of history at the Illini Union

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase

During the Illini Union’s 75th anniversary celebration on Friday, Earl Finder, 93, sat in the Pine Room before pictures of the building throughout the decades. To one side of him were pictures from the Union’s past and to the other were renditions of what architects hope to build one day. It was...

Police Blotter for Feb. 16, 2017

Police Blotter for Feb. 16, 2017

Daily Illini Staff Report
February 16
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Urbana A 35-year-old male and a 37-year-old female were arrested on the charge of aggravated assault at Lincoln Square Mall, 201 Lincoln Square, around 8 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the suspects placed the victims under reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery outside of the shopping mall. T...

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