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Krannert Center announces performances in 50th season

Krannert Center announces performances in 50th season

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 18, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Arts & Entertainment, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has announced the performances and projects taking part in their upcoming 2019-2020 season, the second in a two-season 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of the center. The center promises a wide variety of performances will grace their stages,...

University library to display typewriters of former editor-in-chief Roger Ebert, Hugh Hefner

University library to display typewriters of former editor-in-chief Roger Ebert, Hugh Hefner

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 17, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase

The typewriters of famed University alum — including movie critic Roger Ebert, Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, writer Carl Sandburg and novelist James Jones — are on display at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, located within the Main Library.  The exhibit showcases the early works of the likes...

Fire near apartment building causes power loss, resident displacement

Fire near apartment building causes power loss, resident displacement

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

June 9, 2019


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

A resident of an apartment building on Green Street discovered and reported a fire Saturday around 11:56 p.m.  According to a City of Champaign press release, firefighters found flames in the back of the apartment building located at 509 E. Green St. The flames extended to the building’s electric m...

Commission report calls for formal retirement of Chief Illiniwek, suggests remembrance in moving forward

Commission report calls for formal retirement of Chief Illiniwek, suggests remembrance in moving forward

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

June 7, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation released its report to provide suggestions on how the University can create a path forward with the retirement of Chief Illiniwek. The report suggested holding a public event for the recognition and commemoration of the hi...

Sixth, John streets see further closures in upcoming week

Sixth, John streets see further closures in upcoming week

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 1, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News

Citing construction and a need to complete utility connections and patch pavement, the city of Champaign has announced the following road closures on campus will continue into next week. Traffic will be restricted from these areas on the dates listed below. — John Street between First and Second...

Road closure on Sixth Street rescheduled

Road closure on Sixth Street rescheduled

May 29, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The City of Champaign announced Tuesday the dates for road closure on Sixth Street between Green and John streets have been rescheduled to Friday between the hours of 7 a.m.-7 p.m., assuming weather is favorable. According to the notice, the street will remain open to traffic on Thursday. During the...

Tornado reported in Urbana although no sirens sounded

Tornado reported in Urbana although no sirens sounded

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 29, 2019


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

Although no sirens sounded on Sunday, a tornado was reported to have hit the city of Urbana causing major tree devastation. Champaign County was in a thunderstorm watch starting around midnight Sunday. There were thunderstorm warnings up to the western county line; however, no warning or tornadi...

University to use The College Board’s ‘adversity score’ for student admissions, retention

University to use The College Board’s ‘adversity score’ for student admissions, retention

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

May 25, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News

The College Board recently announced a new college admissions tool that measures the economic and social adversity of students who take the SAT exam. The Environmental Context Dashboard is meant to help schools diversify their student populations without looking explicitly at race. The ECD determines a...

Sixth Street closes as construction progresses

Sixth Street closes as construction progresses

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 21, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Furthering the construction in the space once was occupied by beloved campus bar, Firehaus, Core Spaces and J. H. Findroff & Son Inc. will be closing off Sixth Street between Green and John streets from Wednesday to Friday. Sixth Street will be closed on these days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to complete ...

Campus cafes set to close

Campus cafes set to close

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 11, 2019


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

The next couple of weeks will bring some changes to some popular campus cafes. The Espresso Royale at Daniel and Sixth streets will close on May 17 due to a new development of the block. According to recent reports, the building had some structural issues and issues with flooding in the past and developer...

Construction intensifies along Armory and Wright

Construction intensifies along Armory and Wright

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News

The Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project intensifies this Monday, May 13; two blocks on the Armory Avenue and Wright Street intersection will close for reconstruction. As part of MCORE Project 4, workers will reconstruct Armory Avenue from Sixth Street to Wright Street and Wright from Armory to Ch...

Suburban Express ceases operation after year-long legal battle

Suburban Express ceases operation after year-long legal battle

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 7, 2019


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

Although a consent decree was reached last month, as of Tuesday, Suburban Express is shutting down all operations. The consent decree was reported to have been violated within a week of being issued, and Suburban Express was fined $100,000. The court filing states the payment will still be made...

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