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Campustown comes alive again with sidewalk sales

Campustown comes alive again with sidewalk sales

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
August 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

Each Thursday this past summer Campustown has seemed a bit more lively as local businesses participated in the Champaign Center Partnership's 13 Thursdays, an event in which shops offer deals to target those who normally avoid campus. The goal is for C-U residents to support local businesses and realize "it...

Finding fun in August at Allerton Park

Finding fun in August at Allerton Park

Samantha Jones Toal, Brand Manager
August 8, 2017
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

University of Illinois’ Robert Allerton Park is set to hold a variety of events, such as the Prairie Sky Music Festival, for the remainder of August. Located in Monticello, Allerton Park is a 1,517-acre park located about 27 miles from the Illini Union on the Sangamon River. Upcoming events...

Celebrating the 8th annual CU Pride Fest

Celebrating the 8th annual CU Pride Fest

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
August 4, 2017
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The 8th annual CU Pride Fest, hosted by the Uniting Pride Center, or UP Center, is set for September 15 to 17. According to Josh Laskowski, who has been the CU Pride and Parade Chair for three years, 2016 was the best Pride yet. “We had more community support than ever before, more sponsors, ...

Urbana First Fridays celebrates full year of festivals

Urbana First Fridays celebrates full year of festivals

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
August 3, 2017
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Urbana's First Fridays is back again with the theme of "EmpowerMonth." Located downtown Urbana this Friday from 4 to 11 p.m., is the city's 12th installment of the free series, hosted by Imbibe Urbana. "We learned so much about the community and what people like to do in different seasons and how...

Illinois ousted on list of top 10 party schools

Illinois ousted on list of top 10 party schools

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
August 2, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

It's been two years since the Princeton Review named the University as the top party school in the nation, and the spot isn't getting any closer. For the 2018 year, the University placed No. 14 on the list out of 20. Last year the school was No. 3. The Princeton Review published their rankings ...

Two puppies recruited as Illini Service Dogs

Two puppies recruited as Illini Service Dogs

Taylor Wegner, Staff Writer
July 27, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Illini Service Dogs recently welcomed two new additions to their team. The puppies, both of which are ten week old Labrador Retrievers, are named Alma and Newman. These puppies will undergo a 1.5 to 2 year training period in which they will learn over 50 commands, including turning on and off l...

Big Ten Media Days: Day Two Roundup

Big Ten Media Days: Day Two Roundup

Jacob Diaz, Staff writer
July 26, 2017
Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

To nobody's surprise, Jim Harbaugh wore khakis. The Michigan head coach was the big draw on day two of Big Ten Media Days, as evidenced by the massive crowd that followed him out of the room as he left the podium. However, while he gave some interesting quotes, talking about his team's trip to Rome...

Roger Ebert to be inducted into Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Roger Ebert to be inducted into Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 22, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase

Pulizter Prize-winning film critic and alumnus Roger Ebert is to be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame on Aug. 19. Ebert's widow, Chaz, will be in attendance at the Chicago event to accept the statue and honor. Ebert, an Urbana native, was a journalism student at the University and...

Governor appoints new trustee, first local representative in years

Governor appoints new trustee, first local representative in years

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 21, 2017
Filed under Administration, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Gov. Bruce Rauner appointed a new member to the Board of Trustees on Friday, the first local representative in over a decade. Stuart King, an alumnus and past University employee, lives in Champaign and is a practicing physician at the Christie Clinic. King has a long history with the University,...

University names interim Chief Financial Officer

University names interim Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 21, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

University President Timothy Killeen named Avijit Ghosh as the University's interim chief financial officer, according to a press release on Thursday. Ghosh, a long-time University employee, begins his new role on Sept. 1, but the decision is pending formal approval from the Board of Trustees. Their...

BrewLab offers chance to ‘espresso yo’ self’

BrewLab offers chance to ‘espresso yo’ self’

Taylor Wegner, Staff Writer
July 20, 2017
Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

Fans of espresso, craft soda and modern decor can come together at BrewLab, a recently opened specialty coffee shop. Located at 630 S Fifth St in Champaign, BrewLab is currently operating on Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Two years in the works, it’s clear upon entrance that a signif...

Illinois Athletics to host free movie night at Memorial Stadium

Illinois Athletics to host free movie night at Memorial Stadium

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 19, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Illinois Athletics is hosting a free screening of the Disney film Moana and an autograph signing at Memorial Stadium on Sunday, July 30. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the Fighting Illini Football team will be signing autographs at 5:15 p.m. The film starts an hour later at 6:15 p.m. Participants...

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