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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


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

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


Filed under Campus Life, Local, News, State

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


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 farmers’ markets provide seasonal, crafted options

Local farmers’ markets provide seasonal, crafted options

By Taylor Wegner, Staff Writer

June 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Local, Top Stories

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Champaign-Urbana, Life & Culture, Local, Top Stories

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 17, 2017


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

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...

buzz is back

buzz is back

By Jess Peterson, Buzz Editor

April 10, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture, Local, Top Stories

The thing that dissuaded me from joining my high school’s newspaper was the idea that somebody else would be telling me what to write. Yes, I could have my work in print instead of just on a blog that people sometimes read or in the journal I passed back and forth in the hallways with my best friend, bu...

Diane Marlin wins Urbana mayoral race

Diane Marlin wins Urbana mayoral race

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime Editor

April 4, 2017


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Local, News, Showcase, State

Diane Marlin trumped Rex Bradfield in the April 4 Urbana mayoral race, winning with 86 percent of the vote in all 23 precincts, according to the Champaign County clerk’s office. Marlin believes that “Urbana is a city with a heart and unique personality,” according to her mayoral race website...

Champaign County elections underway

Champaign County elections underway

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 4, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Local, News

Across the country, local elections are taking place and here in Champaign County, the race for Urbana mayor is underway. Democrat Diane Marlin and Republican Rex Bradfield are competing to be Urbana’s next mayor, following the democratic incumbent Laurel Prussing. In the democratic primary in ...

Daily Illini News Update: June 25

Daily Illini News Update: June 25

By Ryan Wilson, Staff writer

June 25, 2016


Filed under Crime, Gymnastics, Local, Men's Sports, News, Sports

https://soundcloud.com/user-6936882/daily-illini-news-update-june-25 TRANSCRIPT: The Illini Union is adding a pretzel chain to its menu of restaurants. Aunt Annie’s is joining the mix for its second location in Champaign. A press release says the new eatery was the top snack request by Illinois...

Chiddy Bang discusses nickname, reasons for success

March 29, 2012


Filed under Local

Since its start in 2009, band Chiddy Bang has been bringing a new vibe to hip-hop through its eclectic mixes of indie and alternative music. Consisting of Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and Noah “Xaphoon Jones” Beresin, Chiddy Bang, in its new album “Breakfast” has successfully reached a huge fan base des...

Fizaa qualifies for Bollywood America dance competition

March 27, 2012


Filed under Local

Fizaa, a student-run dance team and registered student organization, qualified for the Bollywood America National Competition on March 17 by placing first at a dance competition in Evanston. Fizaa’s victory adds to a streak of well-received performances at competitions over the past year. Aside fr...

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