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Champaign’s Clark Bar brings family feel to Downtown Champaign

Champaign’s Clark Bar brings family feel to Downtown Champaign

By Elyssa Kaufman, Staff writer

February 18, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

The Clark Bar has been transformed many times from a list of restaurants to rental apartments and even a house. It is located at 207 W. Clark St. in Champaign and has been owned by Lynda Worner for around 17 years. Worner said this ever-changing space is unique and unlike any other bar in town. “It’s not so much like a total bar scene, they feel like they are in someone’s living room,” she said. Clark Bar has been open for nine years. Before Lynda changed...

The Daily Illini wins second place in general excellence at ICPA

The Daily Illini wins second place in general excellence at ICPA

By Karen Liu, Assistant News Editor

February 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Daily Illini won more than 20 awards, including second place in general excellence for daily collegiate newspapers and first place in online news site, at the Illinois College Press Association annual conference in Chicago this weekend. Dozens of Illinois college newspapers attended the conference...

Illinois baseball takes advantage of advanced analytics technology

Illinois baseball takes advantage of advanced analytics technology

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The 2018 season is going to be different for the Illinois baseball team. The Illini struggled last year, finishing at 23-28 (9-15 Big Ten Conference), and they have spent the offseason doing more than just lifting, conditioning and practicing what they can in limited indoor space. They have a new approach...

Marquise Linnear overcomes difficult past to reach success

Marquise Linnear overcomes difficult past to reach success

By Marissa Plescia, Staff writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

When Linnear was 12 years old, his father, Anthony, was murdered at a party on the West Side of Chicago. Anthony got into an argument with a man at the party, who pulled out a handgun and shot him in the chest and leg. He died at the scene. At first, Marquise Linnear, the freshman in LAS couldn’t...

Keeping politics in mind during the Olympics

Keeping politics in mind during the Olympics

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

During the politically divisive time we live in, the Olympics could either serve as a reminder to stay educated about the state of the world, or as a time to distract from politics and focus on unity. Keep politics in mind while you watch the Olympics Every two years, more than 100 countries come togethe...

SafeRides to launch app in the fall

SafeRides to launch app in the fall

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

SafeRides hopes to launch an app in August that streamlines its pickup service, but it has no plan to expand its service boundaries. Jacob Rajlich, sophomore in Engineering and Illinois Student Government transportation representative, said the app would allow drivers to see routes on a GPS and to plan drop...

They, them, theirs: A better housing experience for all

They, them, theirs: A better housing experience for all

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Longform, Showcase, Top Stories

A multicultural advocate’s mission Holiday Tang tries to carry out his role as best as he can. Tang, junior in LAS and former Illini Media Company employee, was the multicultural advocate (MA) for Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall during the fall 2016 semester. He had applied to be a residential advi...

Crisis Nursery, CASA gives safe environment for children in need

Crisis Nursery, CASA gives safe environment for children in need

By Sam Schrage, Staff writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

A flurry of activity fills the room as a group of children play. Two girls, no older than three, play with dolls in the right-hand corner of the room. A woman hums and holds an infant in a rocking chair on the opposite side of the room. The ABCs are cheerfully sung by a group of five- and six-year-o...

Undergraduates affected by possible GEO Strike

Undergraduates affected by possible GEO Strike

By Samantha Boyle, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Undergraduate students may be affected by the potential Graduate Employee Organization strike as classes are cancelled or relocated. Discussion classes taught by teaching or graduate assistants involved in the GEO have the possibility to be canceled starting Feb. 26. Classes held in buildings surrounded ...

University startup to go to Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona

University startup to go to Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

OneSoftdigm, a startup company founded by University students that focuses on healthcare, launched its first product this year. Chang Hun Lee, senior in Business, along with his team, recently launched a product called ONESMARTDIET. The team participated in CES 2018, The International Consumer...

Illinois alums tell their love stories years after graduating together

Illinois alums tell their love stories years after graduating together

By Sam Schrage, Staff writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

College relationships come and go, but for Kate and Shawn Mayernick and Scott and Kathy Christensen, the romance lasted far longer than a night out at KAM’s. For many people, Valentine’s Day is a day to cherish the love between you and to your significant other and reflect on your memories as a coup...

Survey shows undergrad workers are unhappy with work conditions

Survey shows undergrad workers are unhappy with work conditions

By Samantha Boyle, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Some undergraduate workers have shown dissatisfaction with their workplace, according to a recent survey published by the Undergraduate Alliance. From October to November, Nick Goodell and Grant Neal, juniors in LAS and leaders of the UGA, waited outside of dining halls in order to talk to student workers...

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