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Champaign sheriff releases bodycam footage from shooting involving UI student

Champaign sheriff releases bodycam footage from shooting involving UI student

By Karen Liu, Summer Editor-In-Chief

July 24, 2018


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

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office released bodycam footage from the July 12 shooting near First and Armory Streets. University student, Samuel Applebaum, was shot in the leg by the police after refusing to drop what was thought to be a gun and pointing it at the officers. It was later determined...

Police shoot allegedly armed student in Campustown

Police shoot allegedly armed student in Campustown

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

July 12, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase, Top Stories

A University student was shot in the leg by police near Locust and John Streets Thursday evening after officers responded to a call regarding a person loading a semi-automatic handgun. The 23-year-old male’s name has not been released at the time of publication. He is described as white with bro...

Professor files gender-based wage discrimination lawsuit against University

Professor files gender-based wage discrimination lawsuit against University

By Karen Liu, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 11, 2018


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

Industrial design professor Deana McDonagh is filing a lawsuit against the University for gender-based wage discrimination. McDonagh is one of the four tenured full-time professors in the program and the only female in that position. According to the lawsuit, despite McDonagh "is expected to perform...

Donors give Illinois Football Performance Center project cash injection

Donors give Illinois Football Performance Center project cash injection

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

July 2, 2018


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

Illinois announced its secured a major set of donations for the football program’s Football Performance Center on Wednesday. Twelve donors pooled together to add $2.725 million to the project’s financing, which brings the total amount of money donated toward the project to $8.975 million. The ...

Pygmalion festival announces lineup, ticket sales

Pygmalion festival announces lineup, ticket sales

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

June 28, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Arts & Entertainment, Champaign-Urbana, Life & Culture, News, Top Stories

The lineup for the 14th annual Pygmalion festival was announced Thursday afternoon and tickets are to go on sale Friday. The four-day festival is bringing in headliners like rapper Playboi Carti, Chicago-based Post Animal and indie artist Clairo to perform around Champaign-Urbana from Sept. 26 t...

Turchin looks ahead to pro career, reflects on time at Illinois

Turchin looks ahead to pro career, reflects on time at Illinois

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

June 23, 2018


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

When Illinois baseball’s Doran Turchin was selected in the MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles, it signaled the end of an era. Turchin, an All-Big Ten third team selection, is coming off a strong season with Illinois, posting a .272 batting average (fifth on the team) along with nine home runs (th...

It’s important to find time for yourself

It’s important to find time for yourself

By Tyler Panlilio, Opinions editor

June 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

I realized halfway through freshman year that my plans almost always depended on what my friends did. If I wanted to take a break from dorm food and hit up a bud for some Chipotle, it’d be entirely on them. I felt like talking to people I knew was, at some points, more important than the actual a...

Motherhood Color Walk raises awareness about perinatal depression

Motherhood Color Walk raises awareness about perinatal depression

By Brooke Eberle, Interim summer editor-in-chief

May 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

To honor Maternal Mental Health Month, Sistering CU is holding a color walk to raise awareness for perinatal depression. The walk is taking place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the garden pavilion of Meadbrook Park in Urbana. It will last around 30 minutes, and snacks will be offered afterward along...

Victim targeted in overnight shooting

Victim targeted in overnight shooting

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Managing Editor for Reporting

May 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Showcase, Top Stories

A 21-year-old male from Danville suffered serious gunshot wounds around 12:45 a.m. on Sunday. The victim and his friends were walking back to a vehicle after a party on the 1100 block of South Second Street when he was shot. Police believe the male was the "intended target," and there are no indicators...

Construction projects wrap up, some remain for the summer

Construction projects wrap up, some remain for the summer

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

As the semester comes to an end, several construction projects across the campus have been substantially completed, and some remain to be completed over the summer. According to Steve Breitwieser, communications officer of Facilities and Services, capital improvement projects have been completed over the ...

Top five moments of the past year

Top five moments of the past year

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

As the school year comes to an end, let’s take a look back on the biggest moments that happened over the year, in  no particular order. GEO strike After almost a year of bargaining over a new contract between the University administration and the Graduate Employees’ Organization, the GEO went on s...

Illini of the Year: Illinois baseball’s Bren Spillane

Illini of the Year: Illinois baseball’s Bren Spillane

By Gavin Good

May 7, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Illini of the Week, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Coming into the 2018 season, there was not a lot of hype surrounding junior Bren Spillane and the Illinois baseball team. The Illini make up a team returning much of its talent, and Spillane was merely a player with potential. He had struggled to play well consistently in his first two years while ...

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