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Trial of Yingying Zhang’s accused murderer moved to Peoria

Trial of Yingying Zhang’s accused murderer moved to Peoria

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 11, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Top Stories

Brendt Christensen, the alleged killer of Chinese visiting scholar Yingying Zhang in 2017, has had his case transferred from Urbana to Peoria. According to the court order, Christensen’s attorneys requested the case transfer for convenience purposes, saying the change would help Christensen to ...

Growing US STD rate calls for action

Growing US STD rate calls for action

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

With sexually transmitted disease diagnoses in the United States increasing for the fourth year in a row, the McKinley Health Center and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department do what they can to address the issue. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control found that 2.3 million cases of...

MTD sees increased bus ridership in winter

MTD sees increased bus ridership in winter

By David Ruvinskiy, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses see a 10 percent increase in ridership during the winter season compared with other times of the year, according to Evan Alvarez, planner at MTD. Although fewer people ride buses during the holiday season in November, December and January when students are o...

Education plan sparks controversy

Education plan sparks controversy

By HongBin Jeong, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, State

With Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker’s inauguration quickly approaching, some are concerned he will not be able to keep his campaign promises for higher education once he takes his seat in the capital. Pritzker’s plan for higher education in the state focuses on three key areas: increasing college affordability, keeping Illinois students in-state...

Research examines dogs’ origin in America

Research examines dogs’ origin in America

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Science & Technology

Many people know dogs have descended from wolves, but not many know the true origin of ‘man’s best friend.’ A research project led by a University professor and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey made discoveries on dogs’ arrival to America. Ripan Malhi, professor in anthropology, and ...

Climate change report calls for local action

Climate change report calls for local action

By Clare Budin, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase, State, Top Stories

A new federal report co-authored by a University professor continues a long line of warnings by the scientific community on the impending dangers of climate change. Donald Wuebbles, professor in LAS, has co-authored numerous national and international assessments on climate change along with the recent re...

Dining halls take lettuce off menu

Dining halls take lettuce off menu

By Benedicte Mulumba Yenyi, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

University Housing has eliminated all romaine lettuce from dining halls, and students will not see its return until the spring semester due to a recent E. coli outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Nov. 26 that public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada and th...

Painted swastikas appear on campus again

Painted swastikas appear on campus again

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 5, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Top Stories

A student reported someone had drawn a swastika on a wall inside a men's restroom at the English Building Monday evening; however, this is not the first swastika reported by University police. A University employee reported someone painted a swastika in a basement tunnel on Nov. 20 between the Roger...

University alumnus hosts art exhibition at Illini Union

University alumnus hosts art exhibition at Illini Union

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 4, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

A University alumnus is showcasing his paintings and reuniting with his lifelong friend after the two collaborated with each other on three paintings from across the world. The Illini Union is hosting upcoming solo art exhibition at the Illini Union Art Gallery from Thursday through Jan. 31. Howard Kant...

Vehicle overturned after crash on Green Street, DUI administered

Vehicle overturned after crash on Green Street, DUI administered

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

December 3, 2018


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

An arrest was made on the charge of driving under the influence after the Champaign Police Department was called early Sunday morning about a crash on Sixth and Green streets. Thomas Yelich, assistant to the police chief for community services for CPD, said police were called to a crash on South Sixt...

Campus retailers combat break time sales drops

Campus retailers combat break time sales drops

By Xin Ding, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

As the majority of students leave campus for the holidays, retail stores on campus are expecting a drop in sales. However, they are exploring different ways they can maintain their businesses at the same level as when school is in session. Mary Mulligan, junior in LAS and employee at Apricot Lane, a ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 29

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 29

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 30, 2018


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

Champaign Residential burglary was reported at the 1100 block of West Beardsley Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the victim’s home was burglarized while she was at work. There was cash stolen from the victim’s sock drawer. Criminal damage to property was reported on t...

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