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University urges against Greek Reunion attendance

Students wait in line outside of Kams during Unofficial on March 6, 2020.

By Heather Robinson

July 8, 2020

The University is asking students not to attend this weekend’s “Greek Reunion." The annual tradition is a mid-summer reunion for the Greek community that draws thousands of students to come together on campus.  The event, which is not sanctioned by the University and not affiliated with Frat...

McKinley no longer providing free Plan B for students

Photo of the McKinley Health Center on 1109 S. Lincoln Ave. on April 17, 2016.

By Aliza Majid, Staff Writer

July 8, 2020

McKinley Health Center has decided that it will begin to charge students for Plan B in the future. “Changing the price for Plan B from no cost for the first purchase and $30 for the second purchase, to $15 for each purchase,” said Robert Woodward, the medical director at McKinley Health Center....

Free COVID-19 testing offered on campus to students, staff, faculty

Chancellor Robert Jones submits his COVID-19 test Tuesday morning.

July 8, 2020

Free testing sites for COVID-19 opened on campus Wednesday morning. Sites are available to all students, staff and faculty for free at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center and State Farm Center.  The testing sites were developed by the University’s COVID-19 SHIELD: Target, Test, Tell team. Martin Bur...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 7

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

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 8, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana Credit card fraud was reported on the 500 block of West Main Street around 2:30 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, the offender used the victim’s credit card to make purchases online. Theft over $500 was reported at the i...

University hires new chief of police

Alice Cary. the newly appointed Illinois Chief of Police, poses for a portrait.

By Diana Anghel, Assistant News Editor

July 7, 2020

The University named Alice Cary to stand as the new chief of police and director of public safety. Cary was previously the chief of police at the University of Maryland, Baltimore for two years.  Before UMB, Cary was the operations commander at the University of Oregon. She also served as a criminal i...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 6

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

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 7, 2020

Champaign Aggravated discharge of a firearm was reported on the 2300 block of West Springfield Avenue around 1:54 p.m. on Saturday. According to the report, shots were fired and used shell casings were located. There were reportedly no victims.  Residential burglary was reported on the 100 block of East D...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 3

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

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 4, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana Aggravated battery was reported on the 600 block of West University Avenue at Carle Hospital around 2 a.m. on Friday. According to the report, the offender attempted to leave the hospital without being authorized due to his current ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 2

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

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 3, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University A Champaign resident was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for unlawful possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of a controlled substance near the corner of First and Green streets around 10:50 p.m. on June 17. According to the report, poli...

University waves ACT/SAT requirement for Class of 2025 applicants

A student bubbles in answers on a standardized test.

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

July 3, 2020

As universities around the country continue to react and respond to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the University has made a decision that it never has before: to waive the SAT/ACT test requirement for applicants. The decision was released by the Board of Trustees Executive Committee in an approv...

Mayor issues order to reign in campus bars

A sea of green fills the line at KAM's during Unofficial on March 6, 2020.

By Luis Velazquez, Assistant News Editor

July 2, 2020

Due to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen of Champaign, IL issued the Emergency Order 20-21 that will go into effect on July 2 after 5 p.m. Emergency Order 20-21 allows local enforcement of Phase 4 guidelines with limits and social distancing requirements for bars and restaurants.  The order requires any liquor-licensed establishments to follow the COVID-19 2020 Restaurant and Bar Establishment Safety Guidelines for Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.  Any liquor establishments, with combined indoor and outdoor standing areas, in Champaign’s Campustown area who have 200 or more people will receive enforcement actions. Actions include emergency closures, fines, suspensions or revocation of the establishment’s liquor license, as stated in the order. Starting on July 3, the order requires Campust...

Homicide investigation on State Street

The intersection of University Avenue and State Street sits quietly on Thursday.

By Salem Isaf, Interim Editor in Chief

July 2, 2020

On July 1, around 11:50 p.m., Champaign Police responded to a robbery report at the 100 block of North State Street. As they arrived at the scene, the officers found an unresponsive 56-year-old white male who had been physically battered and didn’t have a pulse.  The officers began lifesaving measures until...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 1

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

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 2, 2020

Champaign  Criminal damage to property was reported on the 3300 block of block of William Street around 6:54 p.m. on Sunday. According to the report, the suspect caused damage to the victim’s computer and then fled the scene.  University  Nothing to report.  Urbana Residential burglary was...

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