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The Daily Illini police blotter for Aug. 16

The Daily Illini police blotter for Aug. 16

By Karen Liu, Summer Editor-In-Chief

August 16, 2018


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

Champaign Retail theft was reported at Circle K, 4202 W. Springfield Ave., around 5 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, an ex-employee of the business, who has not been located, stole one liquor item. Unlawful use of ID was reported at Red Lion, 211 E. Green St., around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Accordin...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Aug. 13

The Daily Illini police blotter for Aug. 13

By Karen Liu, Summer Editor-In-Chief

August 14, 2018


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

Champaign Nothing to report University An arrest was made on the charge of theft near Busey Avenue and Iowa Street around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. According to the report, the 25-year-old arrestee was identified as the person who had stolen a bicycle from a rack at the Medical Sciences Building, 506 S. Mathew...

UI grad student startup makes prosthetics using ocean waste

UI grad student startup makes prosthetics using ocean waste

By Therese Pokorney, Staff Writer

August 14, 2018


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

While some people take measures to reduce plastic waste, one Washington-based couple is taking recycling to a higher level by figuring out a way to minimize ocean plastic while providing prosthetic limbs to those in need. "We started with a goal of helping just one kid and now the company has ta...

Student loans disproportionately affect minority students, study shows

Student loans disproportionately affect minority students, study shows

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2018


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

A new study done by researchers at the University suggests black and Hispanic students with loans are shown to have a lower net worth at 30 years old compared to those without, according to the press release. The study shows black and Hispanic adults with outstanding student loans earn, on average, $36,000 less...

Firehaus, Cly’s closing in September

Firehaus, Cly’s closing in September

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

August 10, 2018


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

10:50 a.m. update: Scott Cochrane confirmed the closing of the two bars, but did not confirm whether high-rises would be put in their place.  The two campus bars located on Sixth Street, The Clybourne and Firehaus, are closing following Labor Day weekend, according to sources familiar with the...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Aug. 8

The Daily Illini police blotter for Aug. 8

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

August 9, 2018


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

Champaign An arrest was made on the charge of battery on the 300 block of West Church Street around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the victim and the offender got into an argument over money and the offender battered the victim. The offender was issued a notice to appear in court for b...

KAM’s will run as normal despite changing owner

KAM’s will run as normal despite changing owner

By Karen Liu, Summer Editor-In-Chief

August 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

After 27 years, beloved Campustown bar KAM's, 618 E. Daniel St., is being sold by former owner Eric Meyer. According to a News-Gazette article, the new owner of the bar is planning on running KAM's as normal and will reopen for the school year. "I want to thank my great staff, our students, alu...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Aug. 7

The Daily Illini police blotter for Aug. 7

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

August 8, 2018


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

Champaign An arrest was made on the charge of battery on the 400 block of North Second Street around 11:30 p.m. Monday. According to the report, officers responded to a domestic disturbance and determined the suspect had choked and battered the victim. The suspect hid from officers but was ultimately...

University study suggests softening agents for biofilm may lead to fouling in drinking water

University study suggests softening agents for biofilm may lead to fouling in drinking water

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

August 8, 2018


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

City drinking water systems may be in danger of fouling due to the effect of softening agents on biofilm, according to a research from the University. Biofilms are present in nearly all plumbing systems, according to the press release. Most biofilm is harmless, but it can form mineral scale that can ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for August 1

The Daily Illini police blotter for August 1

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

August 2, 2018


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

Champaign Burglary was reported on the 900 block of South First Street around 1 a.m. Wednesday. According to the report, an unknown offender opened the victim’s unlocked glass door and stole her purse from the kitchen counter. Domestic dispute was reported on the 2100 block of West White Street a...

Farmers adapt to changing Illinois weather patterns

Farmers adapt to changing Illinois weather patterns

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing writer

August 2, 2018


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

The corn yields in Illinois are increasing at a rapid pace, showing a trend towards an increase of two bushels an acre per year due to changes in Illinois weather trends and temperatures, said Eric Snodgrass, atmospheric sciences professor at the University. “We are actually getting more annual preci...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 31

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 31

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

August 1, 2018


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

Champaign Fleeing from police was reported near North Country Fair Drive and West Champaign Avenue around 10 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the offender fled from a traffic stop. Disorderly conduct was reported on the 00 block of Logan Street around 5:30 p.m. Monday. According to the report, a...

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