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Champaign County holds hazardous waste pickup

Champaign County holds hazardous waste pickup

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 11, 2019

Champaign County residents, along with others across the state, will have the opportunity to give away any hazardous waste to be properly disposed of Oct. 26. Based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates, Champaign County has the potential to generate 1.6 million pounds of hazardous waste fr...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 11, 2019

Champaign Aggravated battery and disorderly conduct was reported at Bottenfield Elementary School, 1801 S. Prospect Ave., around 5 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, police initially responded to reports of a female offender attempting to collect a child she wasn’t supposed to be around. The off...

University receives $3 million grant for research on cannabis molecules

University receives $3 million grant for research on cannabis molecules

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

A federal government agency has granted a $3 million fund to the University to conduct a study about cannabis molecules and their effect on pain. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, responsible for distributing funds among universities, granted the University $3 million for research...

CUMTD seeks to improve road safety and customer experience

CUMTD seeks to improve road safety and customer experience

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

October 10, 2019

Gabriela Ramirez, sophomore in LAS, uses the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District every day to get to and from her classes. Before entering college, she had experience using public transportation back in her hometown of Chicago.  “I feel like MTD (is) just — since it’s a smaller town — quicker and ...

Tensions rise as green card bill goes through Senate

Tensions rise as green card bill goes through Senate

By Aliza Majid and Phillip Zelditch

October 10, 2019

An immigration bill that was being discussed in the Senate resurfaced when Sen. Dick Durbin posted a comment on Twitter discussing his meeting with members from the University. Comments were made from various sides urging Durbin to block or pass the bill, which would have major changes to the immigr...

Glass recycling finds funding on campus

Glass recycling finds funding on campus

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

A glass recycling bin located in the Illini Union Courtyard surprised associate director of Facilities and Services for Sustainability Morgan White because she thought the University does not partake in recycling glass. Although many bins around campus only have places for plastic, paper, cardboard ...

Denial of information leads UI to potential lawsuit

Denial of information leads UI to potential lawsuit

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 10, 2019

After filing and being denied several requests for reports of sexual misconduct happening on campus, a graduate student turned to the Champaign County Circuit Court for further action. On Sept. 23, John Bambenek, doctoral student in Informatics, filed a complaint with the circuit court claiming these...

ISG encourages students to come to office hours

ISG encourages students to come to office hours

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2019

Some members of the Illinois Student Government have started to offer office hours, which students can attend to encourage collaboration. Office hours for the ISG are one hour and will be located at the Student Government Complex on the second floor of the Illini Union. Listed below are the names...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 8

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 8

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2019

Champaign Theft was reported in the 3300 block of Saratoga Drive around 9 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the victim’s lawnmower was stolen. Criminal damage to property was reported in the 2600 block of West Springfield Avenue around 7 p.m. Monday. According to the report, after engag...

Schnucks plans to end sale of tobacco products in 2020

Schnucks plans to end sale of tobacco products in 2020

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2019

Schnucks Market Inc. released a statement Thursday explaining the company will stop selling all tobacco products entering the year. “It really was about us as a company taking a hard look at our company mission, which is nourishing people’s lives and really asking ourselves, can we truly nourish ...

Champaign high school student brought loaded gun to school Tuesday

Champaign high school student brought loaded gun to school Tuesday

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 8, 2019

While a student was being escorted out of Centennial High School around noon Tuesday, a school resource officer found a loaded handgun and ammunition in the student's backpack, according to a Champaign Police press release. The 16-year-old student was identified by the resource officer as allegedly...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 7

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 7

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 8, 2019

Champaign  Theft was reported in the 400 block of East Eureka Street around 1 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, items totaling around $45,000 were stolen over a three-year period from the victim's residence. Cosmetics, food items, a handgun, electronic equipment and keys were among the items...

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