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Criminal history question may be prohibited from admissions process

Criminal history question may be prohibited from admissions process

Leon Li, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State

Public colleges and universities in Illinois may soon be prohibited from considering criminal history during the admissions process. The Criminal History in College Applications Act, HB 3142, has been passed by the Illinois House and is awaiting Senate vote. Many college applications, including the Com...

Police blotter for April 26

Police blotter for April 26

Daily Illini Staff Report
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A case of domestic battery was reported on the 800 block of Sherwood Terminal around noon on Wednesday. According to the report, the victim reported that she was pushed by a man who attempted to get her to fight him. She refused to engage and called the police. A case of theft was re...

Local law enforcement participating in Distracted Driving Awareness Week

Local law enforcement participating in Distracted Driving Awareness Week

The Daily Illini Staff Report
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

The first-ever Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week is underway until Friday. This year, University and Champaign police are joining forces to emphasize the dangers of distracted driving. In an effort to highlight the importance of safe driving, local law enforcement will be conducting city and cam...

Police Blotter for April 24

Police Blotter for April 24

Daily Illini Staff Report
April 25, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign An unlawful use of weapon was reported on the 500 block of West Kirby Avenue around 8 p.m. on Sunday. According to the report, the intoxicated victim reported that an unidentified female had pulled a gun on him at the park. A burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 1100 block ...

Vice President for economic development and innovation chosen

Vice President for economic development and innovation chosen

Jessica Berbey, Assistant Daytime Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State, Top Stories

Edward Seidel has been appointed vice president for economic development and innovation for the University of Illinois System. “It is really an honor to be asked to take on this role for the university system, which includes all three campuses at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield,” Seidel sai...

Understanding Champaign’s response to undocumented immigration

Understanding Champaign’s response to undocumented immigration

Leon Li, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

During the CGTV Champaign Connection interview with community members, Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb stated to the public that his department is not directly involved with the enforcement of immigration law unless it is obligated by a court order. “(Cobb’s statements were) really about educati...

Champaign takes on March for Science

Champaign takes on March for Science

Sabrina Yan, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Over 5,000 people from the Champaign-Urbana community gathered for the March for Science Saturday afternoon, according to Elizabeth Sotiropoulos, the lead organizer of the march. Starting at 5 p.m. at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, participants marched around downtown Champaign before circling ...

Police Blotter for April 19

Police Blotter for April 19

Daily Illini Staff Report
April 20, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign An arrest was made on the grounds of retail theft at Thorntons on the 100 block of South Mattis Avenue around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, the suspect entered the store, selected two liquor items and left without paying. Criminal damage to property was reported at the Alpha Xi Delta on t...

Champaign to host own March for Science

Champaign to host own March for Science

Haipei Wu, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The worldwide March for Science will take place on Saturday, April 22, and the Champaign-Urbana community is joining in by hosting their own march at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum. According to the March for Science’s press webpage, there will be around 400 marches and rallies taking place in 37 ...

Illinois Athletics co-hosts fundraiser to battle cancer

Illinois Athletics co-hosts fundraiser to battle cancer

Daily Illini Staff Report
April 18, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The Fighting Illini Fight Cancer Relay Race event, meant to raise cancer awareness on campus and throughout the community, will take place on April 28 at Eichelberger Field. “Almost everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another,” said event organizer Taylor Hardy, in an email. The even...

Black United Front petitions against professor’s termination

Black United Front petitions against professor’s termination

Daily Illini Staff Report
April 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The Black United Front UIUC has started a petition to retain Lou Turner in his position as curriculum coordinator and adviser in the Department of African-American studies. Turner currently faces termination from his position after the Spring 2017 semester. The petition, which has 214 signatures so ...

Power plant replacing 77-year-old stack due to facility upgrade

Power plant replacing 77-year-old stack due to facility upgrade

Karen Liu, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

After 77 years of operation, the south energy stack at Abbott Power Plant is scheduled to be taken down and replaced with low emission natural gas boilers. The project is a part of the Utilities Production and Distribution Master Plan. Mike Larson, director of utilities production at facilities and s...

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