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Trump-ed up costumes dominate Halloween

Trump-ed up costumes dominate Halloween

Ariel Majewski, Contributing Writer
October 31, 2016
Filed under Business & Tech, Election Guide, Life & Culture, Special Sections

Polls show former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton at the forefront of the election —as of Oct. 30, she leads 45 percent to 41.6 percent — but Donald Trump is leading in a different way: Masks, costumes and wigs. The political election season has greatly affected the costume business —...

The Daily Illini Editorial Board endorses Tammy Duckworth for U.S. Senate

The Daily Illini Editorial Board endorses Tammy Duckworth for U.S. Senate

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
October 31, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Election Guide, Opinions, Special Sections

The endorsements below reflect the views of The Daily Illini Editorial Board, and not necessarily those of the Illini Media Company or The Daily Illini staff as a whole. On Nov. 2, 2010, Mark Kirk stood in front of a cheering crowd in Wheeling, Ill., with a smile on his face. The then-U.S. senator-...

Students support third-party candidates Johnson, Stein

Students support third-party candidates Johnson, Stein

Rachel Melancon, Contributing Writer
October 31, 2016
Filed under Election Guide, Special Sections

  Though the press is flooding the American public with a sea of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, many voters are turning to support third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. Throughout the history of the U. S., politics have been heavily influenced by the Democratic and Rep...

The Daily Illini Editorial Board endorses Hillary Clinton for president

The Daily Illini Editorial Board endorses Hillary Clinton for president

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
October 31, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Election Guide, Opinions, Showcase, Special Sections

Just a week from Election Day, it still seems like the seminal moment of the 2016 presidential campaign for most Illinois students happened all the way back in March, when Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders visited campus. Sanders’ arrival was met with complete pandemonium; students began a line outsi...

Two perfect drinking games for Election Day

Two perfect drinking games for Election Day

Saketh Vasamsetti, Columnist
October 31, 2016
Filed under Election Guide, Special Sections

This election cycle has been the most uncomfortable and frustrating in our lives, and to get through the final lap, we’re going to need some ways to blow off some steam. When you and your friends inevitably get together on Election Day to drown your sorrows, you can make things interesting with politi...

Students voice opinions on voting

Students voice opinions on voting

Daily Ilini Staff Report
October 31, 2016
Filed under Election Guide, Special Sections

Who do you support? What was the tipping point for your choice? Gracie Reinecke Senior in LAS “I did publicly support Bernie Sanders and now Hillary Clinton.” “I typically am a Democrat. I usually don’t fall specifically into a party line, but I would say I’m a Democrat. I’m not voting ...

Interactive: Predict the winner of the presidential election

Interactive: Predict the winner of the presidential election

Tribune News Service
October 31, 2016
Filed under Election Guide, Special Sections

Curious about what votes are needed to win the election? Use this interactive map from Tribune News Service to find out. Simply click on different states to make them red, blue or undecided. Watch the tallies for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump change according to your predictions.   #wrapper { widt...

Local elected offices up for a vote, what the positions include

Local elected offices up for a vote, what the positions include

Daily Illini Staff Report
October 31, 2016
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Election Guide, News, Special Sections

The high profile elections are the presidential and senate candidates. But the ballot will be much longer than just those two races. The other candidates may be obscure and unknown but their decisions may impact the day-to-day lives of Champaign-Urbana residents and University students more than the...

Why Election Day should be a national holiday

Why Election Day should be a national holiday

Jessie Webster, Columnist
October 31, 2016
Filed under Election Guide, Special Sections

Considering how unpredictable the 2016 presidential election has become, it seems fitting that John Oliver, a British citizen and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, would offer some of this year’s most relevant commentary on the importance of voting. Voting, Oliver said in a segment of his show...

Informed voters shouldn’t neglect to research state-level candidates, issues

Informed voters shouldn’t neglect to research state-level candidates, issues

Isabella Winkler, Columnist
October 31, 2016
Filed under Election Guide, Special Sections

Many students on campus will be fulfilling the ultimate civic duty for the first time this week. But as you make your way to the polls, some of you may realize the ballot is not what you expect. As a first-time voter, I wasted no time in casting my vote. But once I got to the Illini Union’s Federal...

Early voting locations open until the election

Early voting locations open until the election

Daily Illini Staff Report
October 31, 2016
Filed under Campus, Election Guide, News, Special Sections

The following are locations for early voting throughout Champaign County until Election Day on Nov. 8. Office of the Champaign County Clerk 1776 E. Washington St., Urbana Map Weekdays through Nov. 4: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. UI Campus: Illini Union, Federal Room (basement) 1401 W. Green St., Urbana ...

Move outside your ideological bubble on social media

Move outside your ideological bubble on social media

Krystyna Serhijchuk, Columnist
October 31, 2016
Filed under Election Guide, Special Sections

We’ve all seen the political memes and long-winded Facebook statuses this election cycle. There’s a good chance you’ve contributed to this dynamic as well, whether you’ve aggressively live-tweeted the debates or quietly up-voted an acquaintance’s political comment. Although political...

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