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Bankruptcy hearing for Art Film Foundation started Thursday

The Art Theater’s sign reads “closed” in downtown Champaign. The theater officially closed in October after the Art Film Foundation filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy hearings started Thursday.

By Pranav Gulukota, Longform reporter

December 19, 2019

The bankruptcy hearing for the Art Film Foundation started on Thursday.  The chief officer of the Foundation, Leigh Estabrook, was present along with other Art Film Foundation and The Art Theater Co-Op members. The interactions at Thursday's hearing was between the Bankruptcy Trustee, Kristin ...

City of Champaign refinances bonds to save millions

City of Champaign refinances bonds to save millions

By JJ Kim, Managing Editor for Reporting

December 19, 2019

The City of Champaign announced on Wednesday that they completed the refinancing of its bonds from 2010, which will save the city a total of $2,070,105 in interest over the next ten years. With the City’s triple-A bond rating — and the only downstate municipality to have this classification —...

MTD Santa spreads holiday cheer in CU

The Illinois Terminal, located on 45 E. University Ave. provides Amtrak and bus services for patrons to travel to another city or state.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 19, 2019

While holiday traditions continue for people on and off campus, those at Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District have their own way of making sure traditions are kept on campus. On Tuesday, MTD sent around two operators, one dressed as Santa and the other as an elf, to over 20 organizations around...

Crime Stoppers receives financial support from community

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 19, 2019

The Champaign County Crime Stoppers will receive up to $30,000 in support of the Illegal Gun Bounty Reward Program. The City of Champaign and the Champaign County Community Coalition are both contributing to the program, which pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that lead to arrests of those using...

Top 5 unusual police blotters of Fall 2019

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

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 16, 2019

An arrest was made on the charges of aggravated battery of a police officer, resisting a police officer, obstructing identification and being a fugitive from justice at Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., around 7 p.m. Nov. 12. According to the report, library staff called the polic...

UI closes out decade with top semester moments

Patrons of KAM’s gather outside the historic bar during its final hours on Oct. 20. The last call at KAM’s was one of the top five moments of the semester, as selected by The Daily Illini staff.

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

December 16, 2019

In no particular order, here are the top five moments of the semester. Openings & Closings  Throughout the fall semester, several businesses opened and closed. KAM’s had its last call on Oct. 20 and plans to reopen at its new location in 2020.  The Art Theater in Champaign closed indefinit...

MCORE makes significant progress in fall semester

Workers look over construction near the corner of Wright and John streets on Sept. 20.

By YooJin Son, Assistant News Editor

December 16, 2019

As the University saw a record largest incoming class of 2019, the campus community is expanding with continued construction, building new roads and complex high-rises. Wright Street construction comes to an end Following concentrated fall semester construction, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement’s fo...

CU sees variety of crime this semester

CU sees variety of crime this semester

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

December 16, 2019

Case against former UI professor accused of sexual misconduct continues Two former University students and a professor from Wesleyan University in Connecticut filed a lawsuit on Sept. 10 against Gary Xu, who was accused of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Noose found in Allen Hall elevator ...

RSOs provide helping hand for students during finals week

RSOs provide helping hand for students during finals week

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

University programs and Registered Student Organizations are working to ease students’ stress before one of the hardest parts of the semester starts: finals week. In the past, different RSOs on-campus have promoted awareness of mental health with different methods, such as Positive Illini. Accor...

Procrastination peaks during finals season

A student sits and stares at his phone on the quiet floor of the UGL on Tuesday. During finals season, some students go to great lengths to procrastinate necessary work.

By Eunice Alpasan, Senior Reporter

December 12, 2019

While trying to get work done, chances are you’ve probably found yourself scrolling through social media or cleaning your room — anything except doing that final project you know is due in a few days. “It’s just dumb,” said Kate Jurkovic, senior in ACES. “I’ll do anything but the assign...

Libraries extend hours during finals season

Students study for finals on the second floor of Grainger Engineering Library on May 6.

By Salem Isaf, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Many of the libraries around campus began extending their hours on Monday in preparation for finals season. Among the libraries extending their hours are Grainger Engineering Library, the Undergraduate Library, the Main Library and the ACES (Funk) Library. Grainger Engineering Library, which is typ...

University offers solutions for students with conflicting final exams

Kristin McMurray (right), associate registrar for Facility Management and Scheduling, talks about how final exams are scheduled with Terry Free (left), class scheduler at the Office of the Registrar.

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

As finals week approaches, some students may be frustrated to find their final exams are scheduled at conflicting times. For the most part, students should not have any conflicting finals. However, for students like Timothy Jun, sophomore in AHS, this is not the case. Jun’s biology and organic chem...

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