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KAM’s opens on First and Green streets

KAM’s opens on First and Green streets

By Kelly Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

After 119 days of waiting, the new location of KAM's will be opening its doors Wednesday at 9 p.m., according to the bar's Instagram page. Its new location is on the corner of First and Green streets. The original location was on East Daniel Street in Champaign which closed on October 20. [email protected]

Massmail confirms no coronavirus in CU

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

January 29, 2020

A Massmail sent out Wednesday answered some questions people on campus and in the Champaign-Urbana community may have about the rapid spread of coronavirus. As of Wednesday morning, there is still one confirmed case of coronavirus in Illinois, but there no confirmed cases in C-U. Additionally,...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 28

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 28

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 29, 2020

Champaign Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported in the 1800 block of Rebecca Drive around 7 a.m. Monday. According to the report, the victim’s laptop and the corresponding computer accessory were stolen from the victim’s vehicle while it was unlocked overnight. Residential burglary was reported...

4-H members participate in Quality Care of Animals Certification

4-H members participate in Quality Care of Animals Certification

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 29, 2020

Members of the 4-H program will be required to complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animal Certification to exhibit animals entering the food production system. YQCA is an insurance program that covers life skills and animal welfare safety for young people raising market animals or reproducing...

Urbana announces purchase, renovation of historic hotel

By Clare Budin, Assistant Daytime News Editor

January 28, 2020

Representatives for the City of Urbana announced Tuesday that the historic Urbana Landmark Hotel has been purchased by the company Icon Hospitality with the promise of renovating the hotel and revitalizing the city’s downtown area. According to Illini Public Media, the historic hotel first opene...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 27

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 27

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 28, 2020

Champaign An arrest was made on the charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and retail theft at Walmart, 2610 N. Prospect Avenue, around 2 p.m. Sunday. According to the report, the suspect was arrested for attempting to steal items from the victim business and was...

Two vacancies announced in Sixth Judicial Circuit

Two vacancies announced in Sixth Judicial Circuit

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 28, 2020

The Sixth Judicial Circuit, which includes Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt counties, has opened the application process for two vacancies. The vacancies are a result of the retirement of Judge Jeffrey B. Ford on March 25 and Judge Heidi Ladd on July 1. Both were Resident Circuit...

Insomnia Cookies celebrates “insomniac day”

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 28, 2020

Insomnia Cookies will celebrate the first ever “insomniac day” Tuesday from 9 p.m. until close. All 170 Insomnia Cookies locations will reward their loyalty members, referenced as “insomniacs,” with one-day deals. Some deals include free delivery, quadruple loyalty points, $6 six-packs and...

McKinley strives to keep campus safe from coronavirus

McKinley strives to keep campus safe from coronavirus

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

January 27, 2020

After coronavirus spread to the United States, McKinley Health Center has been taking precautionary measures to make sure everyone on campus is healthy. According to a Massmail sent around noon Monday, there have been five confirmed cases of coronavirus in four states, including one in Illinois. Since...

Students come together for annual Women’s March

Students come together for annual Women’s March

By Heather Robinson, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

“Say it loud, say it clear, hate isn’t welcome here!” Chants like this were heard echoing through the quad Sunday afternoon, as students and community members alike took part in the annual Women’s March. Advocates for women’s rights gathered at the Alma Mater statue, proudly bearing pink...

MCORE to begin next phase north of Green Street

MCORE to begin next phase north of Green Street

By Ethan Simmons, Senior Reporter

January 27, 2020

For the first time since early March, southbound buses are running through Wright Street, stopping at freshly-paved sidewalks and a revamped Transit Plaza. The lengthy construction is part of the ongoing Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project, a five-part endeavor to improve several key Champaign-Urbana tr...

Illinois Commitment raises income level requirement

Illinois Commitment raises income level requirement

By Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

The Illinois Commitment Program plans to raise the income level for qualification from $61,000 to $67,100 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This program covers some, but not all, of a student’s costs at the University using both federal and state grant funds. The guidelines for qualifying for the progra...

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