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Willard launches ‘Fly Local’ campaign

Willard launches ‘Fly Local’ campaign

By Clare Budin, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The University of Illinois Willard Airport in Savoy is launching a campaign to incentivize Champaign-area residents to trade Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for a closer, local option. On Oct. 26, the airport announced the new ‘Fly Local’ campaign, where local businesses and institution...

Study examines benefits of legalizing marijuana

Study examines benefits of legalizing marijuana

By Emily Dao, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

J.B. Pritzker’s gubernatorial win foreshadows the legalization of marijuana, a piece of legislation that found legalization would greatly boost Illinois’ economy according to a study at the University. The study showed  decriminalizing recreational use of marijuana would create around 2,600 new...

UI faculty chosen as Top 50 Undergraduate Professor in US

UI faculty chosen as Top 50 Undergraduate Professor in US

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 28, 2018


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

Michael Donohoe, professor in Business, was named one of the Top 50 Undergraduate Professors by Poets and Quants. Poets and Quants, a news and ranking site that focuses on undergraduate business schools, has recently published its yearly list of the 50 best undergraduate business professors. ...

Nick Offerman to perform on campus for Japan House

Nick Offerman to perform on campus for Japan House

By HongBin Jeong, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Famous for his role as Ron Swanson on the NBC series “Parks and Recreation,” Nick Offerman will be sharing laughs with the students at the University to fundraise for Japan House. Offerman’s relationship with Japan House began when Offerman was a student. He enrolled in a course offered by Sh...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 23

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 23

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 26, 2018


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

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana An animal stray was reported on the 2000 block of Cureton Drive around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, an adult female rabbit with brown fur and lop ears was running at large and then moved to Champaign County animal cont...

Professor finds contextual engineering improves projects for different cultures

Professor finds contextual engineering improves projects for different cultures

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 26, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

Ann Perry Witmer, professor in Engineering, is developing an algorithm that may help engineers better consider the unique context they are serving when working on projects. The idea came to Witmer when she was working in Wisconsin with organizations on infrastructure projects in rural Central America...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 21

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 21

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 22, 2018


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

Champaign An arrest was made on the charges of disorderly conduct on the 00 block of East Green Street round 2 p.m. last Monday. According to the report, the victim said the suspect was making threats to batter the victim and there was a witness to the threats. Theft over $500 was reported on the...

Fire department sends tips on minimizing cooking fires on Thanksgiving

Fire department sends tips on minimizing cooking fires on Thanksgiving

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 22, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

As people all over the country are getting ready for their Thanksgiving dinners, the Champaign Fire Department has released a list of safety procedures families and cooks to follow in order to have a safe and fire-free holiday. Some of safety tips the fire department included are: “Stay in the home w...

Emergency Medical Services Week educates students

Emergency Medical Services Week educates students

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 16, 2018


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

To help prevent emergency situations going from OK to worse, the University is offering Emergency Medical Services Week to educate students on how to properly respond to emergencies. Taking part in the National Collegiate EMS Week, Illini Emergency Medical Services laid out various events which ...

Suburban Express faces default judgment

Suburban Express faces default judgment

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Senior Reporter

November 15, 2018


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

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is accusing Suburban Express and its owner, Dennis Toeppen, of stalling and is seeking a default judgment against the transit company. Madigan sued the Champaign-based transit company on April 23 over alleged discrimination and harassment, and the two have been neg...

Organizations help spread holiday joy

Organizations help spread holiday joy

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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

University students and local community organizations are working to help families in need celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional holiday meal. Katie Thomas, director of Wesley Food Pantry, said November is typically their busiest month of the year. “A lot of people are expecting friends or relatives ...

Caffe Bene to adopt biodegradable cups

Caffe Bene to adopt biodegradable cups

By Benedicte Mulumba Yenyi, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Both campus locations of Caffe Bene will be switching to biodegradable cups, after exhausting their current plastic cup inventory, in 2019. Samuel Ham, owner of Caffe Bene on Green Street, was inspired by posts on social media urging people to stray away from single-use plastics, such as the coffee...

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