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Shots fired at Urbana house party

Shots fired at Urbana house party

By Jessica Bursztynsky, News Editor

January 21, 2018


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

Two people suffered gunshot wounds after multiple shots were fired at a house party on the 800 block of West Springfield Avenue this morning. Officers received calls about a shooting around 2:04 a.m., according to an Urbana Police Department press release, and arrived at the location shortly after. A...

Campus reflects on Trump’s first year in office

Campus reflects on Trump’s first year in office

By Aaron Navarro, Assistant News Editor

January 20, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News

Junior in LAS and Business Ben Larsen was in a dining hall during President Donald Trump’s inauguration last year. Alongside him were about 200 to 300 people crammed in, fixated on the television. “It was during exams, everyone took a break from their studies to go watch this happen. I had never s...

Increased police presence to target illegal parking on Green Street

Increased police presence to target illegal parking on Green Street

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime News Editor

January 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign police and UIPD are teaming up and increasing additional enforcement of vehicles parking in the middle of a roadway, according to a news release sent out Friday morning. This effort is a response to more vehicles using the center turn lanes or the middle of the roadway as a fast parking o...

University researchers maximize sugarcane harvest with new blade

University researchers maximize sugarcane harvest with new blade

By Rebecca Wood, News Reporter

January 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Uncategorized

University researchers conducted a study to maximize sugarcane harvest that tested four different blades to check the quality of the cut and the quality of the blade after the cut. “The main advantage that we found is that the machine can operate much faster, while yielding a high quality of cut...

New Einstein Bros. Bagels grab-and-go kiosk opens in the Armory

New Einstein Bros. Bagels grab-and-go kiosk opens in the Armory

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Einstein Bros. Bagels opened up a new “grab-and-go” kiosk in the Armory. It is the fifth on-campus location as part of the partnership between the franchise and the University. The new location opened on the first day of classes this semester, adding to a series of new additions to the Armory. M...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 19

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 19

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Residential burglary was reported on the 600 block of West Green Street around 7 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, an unknown offender broke into the victim’s residence. Criminal sexual assault was reported near the intersection of Green and First streets around 1:30 a.m Thurs...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to seek death penalty against alleged kidnapper Brendt Christensen

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to seek death penalty against alleged kidnapper Brendt Christensen

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime News Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is to seek the death penalty against Brendt Christensen, according to a news release sent out Friday afternoon, which included the court filing. Christensen is charged with the kidnapping resulting in death of visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang on June 9, 2017. ...

Graduate Employees’ Organization rallies against Campus Wage Program

Graduate Employees’ Organization rallies against Campus Wage Program

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The Graduate Employees’ Organization rallied Thursday in front of Alma Mater to protest the University administration’s bargaining team’s failure to advance negotiations and the administration's proposal of the Campus Wage Program. Patrick Kimutis, member of the GEO bargaining team and graduate ...

University system board members approve longest tuition freeze since 1974

University system board members approve longest tuition freeze since 1974

By The Daily Illini staff report

January 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, State

University of Illinois system board members approved the proposed tuition freeze for in-state freshmen for the fall 2018 semester. The tuition freeze applies to all University of Illinois campuses: Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield. Tuition rates for some graduate and professional programs will increase in Urbana-C...

University faculty members receive humanities fellowships

University faculty members receive humanities fellowships

By Madelyn Foster, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News

The 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships have been awarded to six University faculty members to support their authoring of books on a variety of topics. This year’s recipients include Craig Williams, D Fairchild Ruggles, Paul Kapp, Donna Buchanan, Elizabeth Hoiem and Candice Jenk...

Secretary of State mobile unit to continue monthly appearance on campus

Secretary of State mobile unit to continue monthly appearance on campus

By Haipei Wu, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


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

For over a decade, the mobile unit of the Secretary of State facility has made it possible for University students and faculty to renew their driver’s licenses at a walking distance from their classrooms. In the spring semester, the unit will again visit campus, setting its booth up at the Illini U...

Police Blotter for Jan. 17

Police Blotter for Jan. 17

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Armed robbery was reported at Red Fox on the 2000 block of N Market around 9 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, the suspect pointed a pistol at the victim, but fled prior to officers arriving and has not yet been located. Theft was reported on the 200 block of East Green Street around 5:30 p....

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