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Two vacancies announced in Sixth Judicial Circuit

Two vacancies announced in Sixth Judicial Circuit

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 28, 2020

The Sixth Judicial Circuit, which includes Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt counties, has opened the application process for two vacancies. The vacancies are a result of the retirement of Judge Jeffrey B. Ford on March 25 and Judge Heidi Ladd on July 1. Both were Resident Circuit...

Insomnia Cookies celebrates “insomniac day”

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 28, 2020

Insomnia Cookies will celebrate the first ever “insomniac day” Tuesday from 9 p.m. until close. All 170 Insomnia Cookies locations will reward their loyalty members, referenced as “insomniacs,” with one-day deals. Some deals include free delivery, quadruple loyalty points, $6 six-packs and...

McKinley strives to keep campus safe from coronavirus

McKinley strives to keep campus safe from coronavirus

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

January 27, 2020

After coronavirus spread to the United States, McKinley Health Center has been taking precautionary measures to make sure everyone on campus is healthy. According to a Massmail sent around noon Monday, there have been five confirmed cases of coronavirus in four states, including one in Illinois. Since...

Students come together for annual Women’s March

Students come together for annual Women’s March

By Heather Robinson, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

“Say it loud, say it clear, hate isn’t welcome here!” Chants like this were heard echoing through the quad Sunday afternoon, as students and community members alike took part in the annual Women’s March. Advocates for women’s rights gathered at the Alma Mater statue, proudly bearing pink...

MCORE to begin next phase north of Green Street

MCORE to begin next phase north of Green Street

By Ethan Simmons, Senior Reporter

January 27, 2020

For the first time since early March, southbound buses are running through Wright Street, stopping at freshly-paved sidewalks and a revamped Transit Plaza. The lengthy construction is part of the ongoing Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project, a five-part endeavor to improve several key Champaign-Urbana tr...

Illinois treasurer to host forum for affordable education

Illinois treasurer to host forum for affordable education

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

January 27, 2020

To understand how to make college more affordable, Illinois treasurer Michael Frerichs will host a “Forum on Investing in Illinois Students” Monday morning. The forum will take place in the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St. in Illini Room B from 10 a.m.- noon. According to a press release from the...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 24

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 24

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 27, 2020

Champaign Armed robbery was reported at First Mid Bank & Trust, 2911 Crossing Court, around 5 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, an unknown offender robbed the bank. Residential burglary was reported in the 1600 block of Mayfair Road around 5 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the offender br...

Gunfire reported at Marketplace Mall Saturday night

Gunfire reported at Marketplace Mall Saturday night

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 26, 2020

Gunfire was reported at Marketplace Mall, 2000 N. Neil St., around 8:22 p.m. Saturday. So far, no injuries were reported, and no gunshots were fired inside the mall. Upon arrival, police found evidence of gunfire in the parking lot on the west side of the mall near the food court. Officers searched...

Lunar New Year celebrated with traditional dinner at the Ikenberry

Lunar New Year celebrated with traditional dinner at the Ikenberry

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 25, 2020

The Year of the Rat is officially upon us as the Lunar New Year is being celebrated by many. Traditionally a Chinese festival, the Lunar New Year celebrates the new year on the traditional moon calendar. To celebrate this year, the Asian American Cultural Center will be hosting a dinner celebration on Tuesday at the Ikenberry Commons, 301 E. Gr...

Leaders address accomplishments, challenges in State of University address

Leaders address accomplishments, challenges in State of University address

By Clare Budin, Assistant Daytime Editor

January 24, 2020

Chancellor Robert Jones and other prominent University leaders held their annual State of the University Address Friday to update the public on the University’s new goals, achievements and challenges. To begin his presentation, Chancellor Jones said after years of budget cuts and uncertainty from ...

Shooting reported Wednesday night

Shooting reported Wednesday night

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

January 23, 2020

Champaign Police are investigating a shooting in the 100 block of Kenwood Road. According to a City of Champaign press release, police responded to the scene around 10:43 p.m. Wednesday. At the scene, police found a 25-year-old female with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and she was transported...

Champaign places No. 50 of 100 cities for sexually transmitted diseases

Champaign places No. 50 of 100 cities for sexually transmitted diseases

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Ranking 100 cities in the United States that have high sexually transmitted disease cases, a recent study ranked the city of Champaign to be number 50 of the highest STD rate per 100,000 people. Innerbody.com, the largest medical and wellness testing guide online, published the study that ranked U.S. ...

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