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Urbana expands snow removal, still not accessible citywide

Urbana expands snow removal, still not accessible citywide

By Heather Robinson, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

As temperatures start to drop this year and the Champaign-Urbana area experience ice and snow, residents begin to discuss the possible dangers of winter weather conditions on the streets and sidewalks. Some people take to social media to talk about concerns for the safety of pedestrians during such c...

Altgeld, Illini Hall Project enters new design phase

Altgeld, Illini Hall Project enters new design phase

By Aliza Majid, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

The University is in the process of creating various designs for the upcoming renovations in Altgeld Hall and a complete reconstruction of Illini Hall.  “We have the two departments in our college, mathematics and statistics, which are two of our most rapidly growing departments in the college,”...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 27

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 27

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 2, 2019

Champaign Domestic battery was reported in the 1200 block of Providence Court around 3:30 p.m. Nov. 23. According to the report, the victim and offender had a verbal altercation that eventually turned physical. No injuries were reported. Deceptive practices was reported at O’Reilly Autoparts, 1009 ...

Immigration Law Clinic educates high school students

Immigration Law Clinic educates high school students

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Throughout the month of November, the College of Law’s immigration clinic has given presentations to a local Champaign high school regarding immigration resources. The Immigration Law Clinic, located in the College of Law, opened in fall 2019. The clinic welcomes students and clients in central Illi...

Champaign County jail inmates endure detrimental conditions

Champaign County jail inmates endure detrimental conditions

By Diana Anghel, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

County officials are bringing more attention to the failing and out-of-date conditions of Champaign County’s jails. The downtown jail’s old construction has led to severe deterioration: electronic locks to doors opening seemingly randomly, leaks from the roof, cockroach infestations and a lack of rec...

Rise in flu cases poses challenges to vaccine providers

Rise in flu cases poses challenges to vaccine providers

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

November 28, 2019

A nationwide delay in high dose vaccinations caused Carle Foundation Hospital to start flu clinics one to two weeks later than usual. Aaron Seidlitz, corporate communications partner at Carle, said the hospital just finished a walk-in flu clinic this past weekend.  “It took the CDC a little bit longer to de...

Two arrested for incident at Illini Union Wednesday

Two arrested for incident at Illini Union Wednesday

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 27, 2019

Two 18-year-olds were arrested in connection to the attempted robbery that took place late Tuesday night. The University of Illinois Police Department released a Campus Safety Notice via Massmail Wednesday in order to help identify the offenders who pulled at the victim's backpack and then struck him. T...

Attempted robbery reported outside of Union

Attempted robbery reported outside of Union

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 27, 2019

A Massmail sent out around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday by Police Chief Craig Stone stated an attempted robbery took place outside of the Illini Union late Tuesday night. According to the Massmail, around 11:56 p.m. Tuesday, a student was standing near the entrance of the Union when two people approached...

University professor’s film explores Zuckerberg’s persona

University professor’s film explores Zuckerberg’s persona

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 26, 2019

In his new film “Order of Magnitude,” Benjamin Grosser, professor in FAA, explores the change in Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s public persona over the years, as well as Silicon Valley’s obsession with growth. The 47-minute film is a supercut compilation of approximately 400 clips of Zuckerber...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 26

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 26

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 26, 2019

Champaign An arrest was made on the charge of theft at Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave., around 8 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the suspect opened a backpack that had been left unattended at the bus terminal and stole a cell phone with an estimated value of $100. The suspect was loc...

One dead after crash on Neil Street last week

One dead after crash on Neil Street last week

November 26, 2019

After a crash on Neil Street at Stadium Drive on Nov. 20, one man was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital around 8 p.m. Monday, according to a Champaign County Coroner press release. Mahomet native Kyle De Lap, 35, was reportedly driving on Neil Street when his car struck another car in front...

The Daily Illini blotter for Nov. 25

The Daily Illini blotter for Nov. 25

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 26, 2019

Champaign Sale and delivery of a firearm was reported in the 900 block of West Marketview Drive around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the offender, who has a valid FOID, made five separate purchases of handguns. Four of these guns had been recovered in three different narcotics relat...

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