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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...

University launches website for undocumented, DACA students

University launches website for undocumented, DACA students

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

While no arrests or threats seem imminent on campus, the University is responding to increased deportation rhetoric by providing information for undocumented students. “I can’t recall one time we asked about the immigration status of a student,” UIPD Police Chief Jeff Christensen said at a Janua...

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 ...

Student government proposes culturally inclusive town hall meetings

Student government proposes culturally inclusive town hall meetings

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Administration, Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Government continues its pursuit to increase diversity and inclusion. So far this year, they’ve passed resolutions focusing on indigenous people, diversity training and issues of the student body. A town hall meeting was proposed as a way to encourage diversity. The meeting...

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 ...

Student struck by MTD bus sustains non-life threatening injuries

Student struck by MTD bus sustains non-life threatening injuries

Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor
February 22
Filed under Campus, Crime, ISS, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

A University student was struck by a bus early Wednesday morning in the crosswalk at First Street and Gregory Street. Joshua Reed, a student in Business, was walking west on First Street when a bus turning south on First hit him at 1:30 a.m., said Pat Wade UIPD Spokesman. Reed was taken to Carle ...

U.S. Navy Band to perform at Foellinger Great Hall

U.S. Navy Band to perform at Foellinger Great Hall

Daily Illini Staff Report
February 22
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Concert Band of the United States Navy Band, from Washington D.C., is set to play a free performance in Foellinger Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. on April 3. The concert band is connected locally through Captain Kenneth C. Collins, who received a Master of Music from the University. Collins is responsible...

UIPD encourages women to take self-defense training into their own hands

UIPD encourages women to take self-defense training into their own hands

Lauren Scafidi, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

With frequent assaults occurring on campus, the UIPD encourages female students to learn self-defense. One easy and free way for them to do so is through the Rape Aggression Defense System class. The waitlist to sign up for the University class is now available for the spring. The semesterly Rape...

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...

Police Blotter for Feb. 21

Police Blotter for Feb. 21

February 22
Filed under Crime, News

University A bicycle theft was reported at the Undergraduate Library, 1402 W. Gregory Drive, between the hours of 9 and 11 p.m. Sunday. According to the report, a bike had been locked to a rack and is valued at $600. A theft was reported at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., sometime overnig...

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...

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