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Man stabbed on Green Street following presumed altercation

Man stabbed on Green Street following presumed altercation

By Hannah Preston, Staff writer

June 23, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Crime, News, Top Stories

A 66-year-old man was taken into custody after allegedly stabbing another 42-year-old man on Friday afternoon. The victim's injuries were deemed non-life-threatening. The stabbing took place in Campustown on the 600 block of East Green Street at 3:21 p.m. The suspect has been arrested and taken into...

Cases rest after Christensen’s ex-wife, ex-girlfriend testify

Cases rest after Christensen’s ex-wife, ex-girlfriend testify

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

June 21, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

After numerous witnesses took the stand over the last week and a half, closing statements in Brendt Christensen’s trial are set to begin on Monday. Although the defense has not denied Christensen’s responsibility in the death of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang’s death, he is still pleading not...

University police, administrators to consult on addressing forthcoming marijuana legalization in Illinois

University police, administrators to consult on addressing forthcoming marijuana legalization in Illinois

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

June 20, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

The Illinois General Assembly recently approved a bill would legalize recreational marijuana in the state. Recreational marijuana will go on sale in Illinois starting January 1, 2020. Adults 21 years and older will be able to legally purchase marijuana from approved marijuana dispensaries. Patrick Wa...

Second week in guilt phase of Brendt Christensen’s trial begins

Second week in guilt phase of Brendt Christensen’s trial begins

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

June 18, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

The guilt phase of Brendt Christensen’s trial continued Monday, even after one attorney told the jury that the counsel will not deny Christensen killed visiting scholar, Yingying Zhang. Since the guilt phase began last Wednesday, several witnesses have testified and evidence has been brought forward...

Krannert Center announces performances in 50th season

Krannert Center announces performances in 50th season

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 18, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Arts & Entertainment, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has announced the performances and projects taking part in their upcoming 2019-2020 season, the second in a two-season 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of the center. The center promises a wide variety of performances will grace their stages,...

University library to display typewriters of former editor-in-chief Roger Ebert, Hugh Hefner

University library to display typewriters of former editor-in-chief Roger Ebert, Hugh Hefner

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 17, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase

The typewriters of famed University alum — including movie critic Roger Ebert, Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, writer Carl Sandburg and novelist James Jones — are on display at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, located within the Main Library.  The exhibit showcases the early works of the likes...

Illini 4000 riders make stop in Champaign on their cross-country bike ride for cancer

Illini 4000 riders make stop in Champaign on their cross-country bike ride for cancer

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

June 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

From New York City to San Francisco, 17 University students are trekking a 4,787-mile bike ride journey across the country to raise money for cancer. Last Tuesday, riders from the nonprofit organization Illini 4000 made a stop in Champaign during their 78-day cross-country trip. They were greeted...

Events leading up to Yingying Zhang’s disappearance explained in opening statements

Events leading up to Yingying Zhang’s disappearance explained in opening statements

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

June 12, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

After nine witness testimonies and the defense telling the jury they won’t deny the fact that Brendt Christensen is responsible for the death of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang, the court adjourned at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Four University of Illinois Police Department officers testified in...

Brendt Christensen’s lawyers acknowledge he killed Yingying Zhang

Brendt Christensen’s lawyers acknowledge he killed Yingying Zhang

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

June 12, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Opening statements for the accused kidnapper and murderer of visiting scholar, Yingying Zhang began Wednesday morning. Christensen’s defense attorney, George Taseff, said the defense acknowledges Christensen’s responsibility in Zhang’s death. “Brendt Christensen is responsible for the death...

Jury for Brendt Christensen’s trial will be seated by Tuesday

Jury for Brendt Christensen’s trial will be seated by Tuesday

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

June 10, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

Opening statements for Brendt Christensen’s trial will begin Wednesday. Christensen is the alleged kidnapper and killer of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang and is being charged by the federal government for kidnapping resulting in death. Christensen is also facing two nonfederal charges for giving...

Fire near apartment building causes power loss, resident displacement

Fire near apartment building causes power loss, resident displacement

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

June 9, 2019


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

A resident of an apartment building on Green Street discovered and reported a fire Saturday around 11:56 p.m.  According to a City of Champaign press release, firefighters found flames in the back of the apartment building located at 509 E. Green St. The flames extended to the building’s electric m...

Commission report calls for formal retirement of Chief Illiniwek, suggests remembrance in moving forward

Commission report calls for formal retirement of Chief Illiniwek, suggests remembrance in moving forward

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

June 7, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation released its report to provide suggestions on how the University can create a path forward with the retirement of Chief Illiniwek. The report suggested holding a public event for the recognition and commemoration of the hi...

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