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Green Street shooter sentenced to 69 years in prison

Green Street shooter sentenced to 69 years in prison

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 14, 2017


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

Last year’s campustown shooter, Robbie Patton, was sentenced to 69 years in prison for the death of one and the wounding of three others. Patton was convicted by a jury in September on the charges of first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. Champaign County Circuit Judge Roger Webber ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 13

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 13

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Theft was reported at Urban Outfitters, 507 E. Green St., around 7 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown female offender stole an item from the store. An arrest on charges of credit card fraud was reported at Lowes, 1904 N. Prospect Ave., around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. According t...

Caffeine sales expected to increase during finals week

Caffeine sales expected to increase during finals week

By Karan Abrol, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News

Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. As finals week approaches, its consumption on campus skyrockets. Espresso Royale coffee shops at Grainger Library and the Undergraduate Library are responding to the ...

5 quick ways to relax during finals week

5 quick ways to relax during finals week

By Alyssa Pappas, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under News

With finals week approaching, many students face a variety of obstacles including feeling a vast amount of stress and anxiety. “Taking care of you will reduce stress, help you remain calm, keep things in perspective and help you excel” said Jennifer Carson, stress management educator and wellne...

Campus resources help take the stress out of finals week

Campus resources help take the stress out of finals week

By Yasmeen Ragab, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under News

With finals week approaching, mental health and stress resources are being kicked into high gear at the University. The McKinley Health Center, the Counseling Center and other campus organizations are all working to provide students with proper self-care techniques and stress management support to help s...

University libraries extend hours during finals week

University libraries extend hours during finals week

By Jiejie Wang, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under News

To help students study and meet their needs during finals week, some University libraries are extending their hours. The Undergraduate Library’s hours will be extended to 24 hours from Dec. 10 to Dec. 20. Usually the UGL is only open 24 hours Monday to Thursday. David Ward, interim head of the UG...

Fighting stress during finals

Fighting stress during finals

By George Vassilatos, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under News

As the semester ends and stress levels rise, the University is continuing to encourage students to seek out campus resources. There is a range of mindfulness classes offered on campus to equip students with strategies to ground themselves in the present. There’s also a wealth of information online...

Students discuss sleep during finals week

Students discuss sleep during finals week

By Haipei Wu, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News

“I slept 20 hours this week,” Anthony Nader, freshman in DGS, said. “Three times in total.” Normally, Nader would sleep six to eight hours every day, but the upcoming of finals makes it a distant dream. In the three times his head touched the pillow this past week, Nader said he could hardly...

University’s Dial-a-Carol service strives for 15,000 calls

University’s Dial-a-Carol service strives for 15,000 calls

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 13, 2017


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

Starting Dec. 14, students can receive free holiday carols over the phone as part of University Housing’s longest-running tradition. This year marks the 57th anniversary of Dial-a-Carol, which aims to spread holiday cheer around campus. For one week, students can call 217-332-1882 at any tim...

Main Library acquires 14 millionth book

Main Library acquires 14 millionth book

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The University has added its 14 millionth volume to its collection at The University of Illinois Library. The 14 millionth volume is “The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation” by Frederick E. Hoxie, a retired professor of history, law and American Indian studies. Scott Koeneman, assis...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 12

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 12

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 13, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Retail theft was reported at Circle K, 1713 W. John St., around midnight Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown male offender stole merchandise from the gas station. Some or possibly all of the property was returned. Aggravated battery was reported at Circle K, 2315 W. Springfield Ave., ar...

Higher news media literacy, lower chance of conspiracy thinking

Higher news media literacy, lower chance of conspiracy thinking

By Rebecca Wood, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News

Researchers from the University of Illinois, Boise State University and Indiana University Southeast created a system of measurement that can tell the likelihood of if someone will endorse a political conspiracy theory. Stephanie Craft, associate professor of journalism, said the group initially rec...

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