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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...

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...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 11

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Armed robbery was reported at Circle K, 59 E. Green St., around noon Sunday. According to the report, the suspect stole money and goods from the gas station. Unlawful restraint, domestic battery and interference with domestic battery was reported on the 900 block of Pomona Drive aroun...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 10

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 10

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Domestic battery was reported on the 1300 block of Myrtle Beach Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the offender allegedly battered the victim during an argument. Aggravated battery was reported at Circle K, 59 E. Green St., around 1 p.m. Thursday. According to the...

New study suggests why women may not report sexual harassment

New study suggests why women may not report sexual harassment

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

A University professor's new research is pointing out that “miniature legal systems” might be one of the reasons why women don’t report sexual harassment. Anna-Maria Marshall, sociology professor at the University and author of “Confronting Sexual Harassment: The Law and Politics of Everyday...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 7

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 7

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 2400 block of Heathrow Drive around 9 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the unknown offender stole a bag, a cellular phone and an article of clothing from the victim’s vehicle. Retail theft was reported at Kohl's, 109 Convenience...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 8

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 8

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 9, 2017


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

Champaign Aggravated battery  and theft was reported on the 1100 block of North McKinley Avenue around 6 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the offender choked and battered the mother of his child. The offender fled the residence, stealing the victim’s pistol prior to police arrival. The offe...

Democratic candidate Jon Ebel calls for Senator Franken to step down

Democratic candidate Jon Ebel calls for Senator Franken to step down

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 8, 2017


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

University professor and congressional candidate for the 13th district Jon Ebel joined the ranks of Democrats that called for Senator Al Franken's resignation. Ebel said in a press release that Franken should step down from the Senate in light of Franken's sexual harassment allegations. Franken an...

Local beer company starts construction in efforts to be more sustainable

Local beer company starts construction in efforts to be more sustainable

By Annie Victor, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

Riggs Beer Company, located at 1901 S. High Cross Road in Urbana, is currently installing solar panels in efforts to become more environmentally sustainable. The installation, which began last week, will help the brewery become almost entirely solar powered. Family-owned business was started by two brothers, Matt and Da...

Nobel Prize winner leaves his legacy

Nobel Prize winner leaves his legacy

By Yasmeen Ragab, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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

One early morning in October 2003, Gregory Girolami received a phone call that a close friend and faculty member who lived four houses down from him, Paul C. Lauterbur, was awarded the Nobel Prize. Girolami, then department head of chemistry at the University, recalls driving Lauterbur from appointm...

No criminal charges filed against Champaign police officer following shooting

No criminal charges filed against Champaign police officer following shooting

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 6, 2017


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

A Champaign Police Department internal investigation found there was no basis for criminal charges against Champaign police officer James Hobson after he shot an unarmed man over the summer. On June 11, Hobson initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle Dehari Banks was driving. Banks crashed into a resid...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 5

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 5

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Domestic battery was reported on the 1000 block of Bloomington Road around 11:30 p.m. Monday. According to the report, a witness saw the offender and victim engaged in a physical altercation, and the two gave conflicting statements on how the altercation occurred. Aggravated battery was reported at Villa...

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