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The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 22

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 23, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Assault was reported at the intersection of First Street and Gregory Drive, Champaign at 6:56 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, a woman said she was threatened by another person after being involved in a traffic accident. Immediately after the col...

UI gets funds to improve farmers’ mental health

A truck drives between two cornfields on E. Country Rd 1000 N.

By Alexandra Gergova, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

In an effort to increase resources targeted toward improving the mental health of agricultural producers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded funding to the University of Illinois, one of four regional entities that received funding from a $28.7 million pot.  UI got $7.2 million, which it’s giving to ...

Housing to suspend, review Multicultural Advocate position

A trio of biology students discuss a homework assignment in the main lounge of Allen Hall on March 9, 2019. University Housing plans to suspend and review the Multicultural Advocate position for the 2021-2022 school year.

By Luis Velazquez, Assistant News Editor

October 22, 2020

University Housing’s Multicultural Advocate position expresses awareness of social issues within the residence halls through community and staff involvement. However, University Housing will suspend this position for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.  The MA student position was created 19 years...

The Daily Illini police blotter for October 21

Two officers stand at the intersection of Green and Wright streets on Aug. 28. The shooting that took place Monday night is still under investigation and police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 22, 2020

Champaign Armed robbery was reported on the 500 block of South Neil Street around 11 p.m. on Sunday. According to the report, the victim was robbed at gunpoint by two offenders who were then picked up by a third offender in an SUV. Criminal damage to property was reported on the 1400 block of North Neil...

University lays out plans for fall break, spring return

Beachgoers enjoy a day in the sun on a beach in Florida during Spring Break 2019.

By Payal Rathore, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

In the last two weeks before fall break, University students will be asked to restrict their movements significantly in preparation for their returns home. “Students who plan to travel during Fall Break should limit themselves to essential activities only, such as attending in-person class, testing...

Campus Target Corps. set for grand opening

Customers enter and exit the Target located on Green Street during a soft opening on Tuesday afternoon. The store’s grand opening is on Sunday.

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

October 22, 2020

The Campustown Target Corporation, after more than a year in development, will have its grand opening on Sunday.  Located at 706-708 S. Sixth St., Target will occupy the first two floors of The Dean, the 17-floor, high-rise apartment complex in the heart of campus.  The store will take up around 17,000 ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 20

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 21, 2020

Champaign Armed robbery was reported on the 500 block of South Neil Street around 11 p.m. on Sunday. According to the report, the victim was robbed at gunpoint by two offenders who were then picked up by a third offender in an SUV. Criminal damage to property was reported on the 1400 block of North Neil Street ...

Chancellor Jones signs newest version of Illinois Climate Action Plan

Chancellor Robert Jones speaks about the Illinois Climate Action Plan on Tuesday.

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

October 21, 2020

The newest version of the Illinois Climate Action Plan was signed and approved at the Campus Sustainability Celebration during a Zoom call on Tuesday by Chancellor Robert Jones. This plan is developed in order to commit the University “to divest from fossil fuels, switch to clean energy sources,...

New early voting sites open on campus

A map of new early voting locations on campus.

By Chieh Hsu, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

As the election day approaches, early voting sites have opened at the Activities and Recreation Center, Illini Union and University YMCA from Monday, Oct. 19 to Monday, Nov. 2. Their hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.  “The st...

UI cancels spring break, postpones start of semester

Senate chair Rob Kar views the results of the vote to cancel spring break and delay the start of the semester. The resolution passed through the UI senate on Monday, Oct. 19.

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

October 20, 2020

The UI senate has agreed on a revamped spring semester, with week-late start, three more non-instructional days and no spring break.  Campus officials passed the resolution 129-13 at Monday’s meeting, after several proposed amendments to modify the number and nature of the non-instructional da...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 19

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 20, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University An arrest was made on the charges of unlawful use of a weapon and resisting a police officer near Wright and Daniel streets around 11:17 p.m. on Thursday. According to the report, the arrestee was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for disobeying a s...

No charges filed for incidents during July protests

A red pickup truck drives through a small protest outside of the Rogue Barber Shop on July 25. The Champaign County State’s Attorney will not be filing charges against the driver.

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

October 19, 2020

No criminal charges have been filed against any individuals in connection with incidents that happened outside of Rogue Barber Shop during a protest over the summer. Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz informed the city on Oct. 2 that the pickup truck driver who drove through a small pr...

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