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CU community cleans up looting aftermath, prepares for more protests

Green Street in Champaign, IL winds down at sunset on April 14.

By Heather Robinson, Assistant Daytime News Editor

June 1, 2020

On Sunday evening, Champaign, Urbana and Savoy issued a curfew in effect until 6 a.m. due to “civil disturbances” following the protests over the death of George Floyd.  Earlier that day, businesses in Champaign such as the Market Place Mall, Meijer, Target and other stores were looted. Vid...

CU Mask Makers respond to high mask demand during COVID-19 pandemic

A sewing station where CU Mask Makers created face masks for the coronavirus pandemic sits in a livingroom.

By Karena Tse, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

When sewist Megan Meyer first came across the CU Mask Makers on Facebook, the group totaled four members. However, after about a month, the 300-person network had produced and distributed over 7,000 masks across Champaign County. “I was completely floored by that number,” Meyer said. “I am so grate...

Campus crime rate drops during remote education

Police confront a man and issue a drinking ticket during Unofficial on Mar. 1, 2019.

By Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

The rate of crimes on the University campus has dropped substantially after many students have left campus or remained inside during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Following spring break, the University transitioned to remote learning for classes and encouraged students to stay home or move out of the do...

Responsibility calls to community members who aid homeless

Kevin Love asks for spare change on the corner of Sixth and Green Streets on April 28, 2018.

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Rob Dalhaus feels that as a society, there is a responsibility that comes to providing support for the homeless. As the executive director of CU at Home, a homeless shelter located at 70 E. Washington St., Champaign, Dalhaus has been a champion of homeless life issues since 2016. In his experience,...

UI holds title of second-largest research library

Books sit on the shelves at the Literatures and Languages Library on Tuesday. The University currently holds the title of having the second-largest research library in terms of volume and is home to the second-largest book collection in America, with over 13 million books, manuscripts and papers.

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

Pictured above is Connie Gyorr, and her daughter, Marisa MacDuff, who passed away from a cocaine-fentanyl overdose in 2016. Gyorr, created the foundation Marisa’s Purpose in her daughter’s honor to educate and raise awareness about the opioid epidemic.

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

The Champaign Fire Department, located at 307 S. Randolph St. The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association and Northern Illinois University will be holding several sessions across the state to aid police officers and firefighters who may be dealing with PTSD.

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

Medals for the Illinois Marathon 5k are displayed inside Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

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

Students walk in front of Espresso Royale, located at 1117 W. Oregon St. in Urbana. This location, along with Starbucks on Green Street, will close its doors in the next month.

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...

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