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UI holds title of second-largest research library

UI holds title of second-largest research library

By Rohit Jammu, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

The University is currently standing among the largest research libraries in terms of volume, ranking at number two. The Association of Research Libraries defines volumes as “single physical unit of any printed, typewritten, handwritten, mimeographed or processed work, distinguished from other units...

Lack of black hair salons inspires young stylists

Lack of black hair salons inspires young stylists

By Armani Baker, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2019

Curls, braids and fades. Hair is very significant in the black community. With the lack of barber and hair salons in Campustown that cater to black hair, black students have created their resources. “I learned how to cut hair just by doing,” said Christian McKinney, junior in AHS. “I cut...

Community combats opioid crisis through education, awareness

Community combats opioid crisis through education, awareness

By Sidney Madden, Longform Editor | Assistant Features Editor

November 14, 2019

When 20-year-old Marisa MacDuff was declared dead in 2016, her mother, Connie Gyorr, didn’t know why she passed away for 10 weeks. When she learned her daughter overdosed from a cocaine-fentanyl mix, she also discovered her daughter could have been saved by the Good Samaritan law. “She was with another ...

PTSD training sessions hope to counter first responder suicides

PTSD training sessions hope to counter first responder suicides

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

To counter high suicide rates among first responders, the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association and Northern Illinois University will host training sessions centered around Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The training sessions will provide active and retired police officers with strategies to ide...

Illinois Half Marathon 2019

Illinois Half Marathon 2019

By Mark Capapas, Photo Editor

April 27, 2019

Death of man found on Green Street likely due to natural causes

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

November 12, 2018

The Champaign Police Department is investigating the death of Robert Chambers, 28-year-old man from Urbana, who was found unresponsive on Green Street on Thursday morning. Chambers was pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m. on Friday at the Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Department, according to a new...

Governor candidate to meet students at coffee shops on campus

Governor candidate to meet students at coffee shops on campus

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 12, 2018

Daniel Biss, candidate for Governor, will be stopping at four coffee shops on campus Tuesday to promote his candidacy. He will be at Espresso Royale on Daniel Street from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Brewlab Coffee from noon to 12:30 p.m., at Caffe Paradiso from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and at Espresso Royale...

Trump’s new budget proposal to affect student loans

Trump’s new budget proposal to affect student loans

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 14, 2018

President Trump’s new budget plan calls for changes in higher education and student loans. The budget is still subject to change as it waits for congressional approval. The new budget will not affect students finishing up their education at the time of implementation, so only students starting in...

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

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 farmers’ markets provide seasonal, crafted options

Local farmers’ markets provide seasonal, crafted options

By Taylor Wegner, Staff Writer

June 2, 2017

Farmers’ Markets allow visitors to purchase goods directly from local artisans, farmers and various other kinds of vendors. Living in the Champaign-Urbana area, residents have the option to visit two distinct farmers’ markets throughout the week, each in the respective cities of Urbana and Champaign....

Virginia Theatre announces upcoming season’s lineup

Virginia Theatre announces upcoming season’s lineup

By Samantha Jones Toal, Brand Manager

June 1, 2017

The Champaign Park District released the upcoming lineup of movies, concerts and special events to take place at the Virginia Theatre for the 2017 to 2018 performing arts season. According to the press release sent out today, the upcoming season will include visits from blues-rockers ZZ top, act...

Slice Factory opening delayed by mechanical work

Slice Factory opening delayed by mechanical work

By Jessica Berbey, Assistant Daytime Editor

April 16, 2017

Originally expected to begin operating in March, the opening of the Chicago-based pizza chain Slice Factory delayed opening once again due to construction. Domenic DiDiana, founder and president of Slice Factory, cited mechanical operations as the main reason for the delay. This location has been in...

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