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University food service, building service workers ratify new contracts, avoid a strike 

University food service, building service workers ratify new contracts, avoid a strike 

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

August 20, 2019

University food service and building service workers recently voted to ratify new contracts and thus avoid a strike authorized to start on Thursday.  Food service and building service workers, who are represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 73, held a week-long vote after the union’s ...

Tornado warning in effect in Champaign area Tuesday morning

Tornado warning in effect in Champaign area Tuesday morning

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

August 20, 2019

An Illini Alert was sent out on Tuesday around 11:07 a.m. informing recipients of an active tornado warning, and people in the area should take shelter immediately. The Illini Alert also said more information will be available soon. Update: Around 11:22 a.m., an Illini Alert was sent out to inform...

Yingying’s Fund officially established to help international students, families

Yingying’s Fund officially established to help international students, families

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

August 19, 2019

Yingying Zhang was smart, beautiful and kind. She was also always willing to help when she saw others were in need. That is what her family said about her Monday at the official establishment of Yingying’s Fund. It has been two years since Yingying went missing, and now to honor her memory, a permanent...

White supremacist propaganda surges at University during 2018-2019 school year

White supremacist propaganda surges at University during 2018-2019 school year

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

August 8, 2019

A recent Anti-Defamation League report found white supremacist propaganda on college campuses increased 57% across six Midwest states during the 2018-2019 school year. The ADL reported 36 cases of white supremacist propaganda on campuses across Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakot...

Illini Fest promotes nostalgia for Chicago-based alumni

Illini Fest promotes nostalgia for Chicago-based alumni

By Zack Fishman, Contributing writer

August 4, 2019

The University held its first Illini Fest alumni event in downtown Chicago, and it hosted a variety of speakers and entertainment while promoting its role in the city’s history. Illini Fest was held in Millennium Park’s Park Grill Plaza on July 18, next to The Bean, and it attracted hundreds o...

Illinois families accused of using loophole to qualify for need-based financial aid

Illinois families accused of using loophole to qualify for need-based financial aid

By Pari Apostolakos, Managing Editor for Reporting

July 31, 2019

Families from the Chicagoland area have been taking advantage of a loophole to receive need-based scholarships and financial aid, ProPublica Illinois and The Wall Street Journal each reported Monday. Andrew Borst, director of undergraduate admissions, said the University began investigating this case...

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band to perform at State Farm Center in August

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band to perform at State Farm Center in August

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

July 27, 2019

The former drummer of The Beatles Ringo Starr will be performing with his band at the State Farm Center on Aug. 20.  Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band will make a stop in Champaign as part of a 2019 tour which marks the band’s 30th anniversary. The band played their first show at the Park Central...

KAM’s files building permit to move to corner of First, Green

KAM’s files building permit to move to corner of First, Green

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

July 13, 2019

The longtime Campustown bar KAM’s and self-declared “Home of the Drinking Illini” filed a building permit on June 28 to the city of Champaign which would relocate the bar to the corner of First and Green streets, according to city records. The building permit filed shows KAM’s would be moved to 102 E....

Free speech group files lawsuit against UI

Free speech group files lawsuit against UI

By Ethan Simmons, Staff writer

June 6, 2019

Virginia free speech advocacy group Speech First has filed a lawsuit against the University for four policies and practices that, in their view, target protected speech. Speech First filed a preliminary injunction motion tonight to restrict these practices until the suit closes. According to th...

Campus cafes set to close

Campus cafes set to close

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 11, 2019

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...

Important dates for end of spring, start of summer semesters

Important dates for end of spring, start of summer semesters

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 6, 2019

Here are some important dates to keep in mind as the semester comes to an end and summer session begins.  Final examinations for spring session end: May 10 Commencement: May 11 Summer session one instruction begins: May 13 Spring 2019 grades available: May 18 Summer session one final ...

On-Campus counseling frequency increases as finals draw near

On-Campus counseling frequency increases as finals draw near

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 2, 2019

A Massmail sent out by Student Affairs last Tuesday informed students that there are plenty of resources for them to utilize as the year wraps up with finals right around the corner. “This is a stressful time for many of our students,” the Massmail stated. “The usual tensions, such as persona...

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