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The booth that Lesley Nava and Anthony Erlinger, Pandemic Health Navigators, set up at Rantoul Foods on March 31 is pictured above. The goal was to inform immigrant workers about the COVID-19 vaccine and dispel myths.

Activist groups receive grants for COVID-19 outreach education

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, News Editor April 5, 2021

Two Champaign County organizations have received grants for conducting COVID-19 outreach and education to vulnerable communities. The Illinois Public Health Association awarded Pandemic Health Navigator...

Jose Hernandez spits into his saliva sample tube in order to detect if he has COVID-19 on Feb. 1.  The University of Illinois has been working on upgrading the saliva test to include family members.

Saliva testing offered for local schools, families of University community

By Alex Chang, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

The University has announced the offering of saliva-based COVID-19 testing to families of the University and schools in the C-U area under the new SHIELD CU program, expanding testing beyond just the University. Originally,...

Aerial of Main Quadrangle looking northwest including Foellinger Auditorium, Gregory Hall, Lincoln Hall,  the English Building, Henry Administration, the Illini Union, Harker Hall, Noyes Laboratory, Davenport Hall, Foreign Language building.

UI to use CommonApp for fall 2021 admissions

By Sophie Casaburi, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced on March 19 that all Illinois public universities will implement the Common Application for Fall 2021 admissions. According to Andy Borst, Director of Undergraduate Admissions,...

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 1

By The Daily Illini Staff Report April 2, 2021

Champaign Nothing to report. University Assault was reported at parking garage B4, 1201 E. University Ave., on Tuesday. According to the report, a University security guard approached a vehicle whose...

People enjoy a warm day on the Main Quad on Oct. 7.

University announces additional paid days off for employees

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, News Editor April 1, 2021

The University announced Tuesday that employees who are eligible for leave benefits will receive three paid “gift days” for this year’s Reduced Service Days. Gift days are days in which employees...

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 31

By The Daily Illini Staff Report April 1, 2021

Champaign Deceptive practices were reported on the 2400 block of West Springfield Avenue around 8 a.m. on Sunday. According to the report, an unknown subject used a counterfeit $20 bill at the business...

University launches Call to Action research program

University launches Call to Action research program

By Sophie Casaburi , Staff Writer April 1, 2021

Chancellor Robert Jones announced the upcoming applications for the new annual Call to Action Research Program via Massmail on March 18. The program will fund academic research to further the understanding...

Gabriel Solis, professor in FAA, and Glen Worthey, associate director for HathiTrust Research Center, pose for headshots. The researchers received grants to help advance their efforts in digital jazz studies and artificial intelligence, respectively.

University researchers awarded grants supporting digital innovation

By Alexandra Gergova, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

Researchers at the University were among the first recipients of the New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions grants, which were bestowed to eight teams in total. In an effort to...


Julie Pryde speaks to the community during a briefing with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department on Monday. Pryde gave an update on how the vaccination process is going in the Champaign-Urbana area.

CUPHD gives update on vaccination progress in Champaign County

By George Phelan, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

At the end of March, following the first anniversary of the beginning of pandemic lockdowns, the status of COVID-19 vaccinations is progressing steadily in Champaign County. At their most recent press...

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 30

By The Daily Illini Staff Report March 31, 2021

Champaign Aggravated discharge of a firearm was reported on the 600 block of Dogwood Drive around 11:50 p.m. on Sunday. According to the report, a residence was struck by gunfire from an unknown offender....

Grainger College of Engineering, Beckman Institute present virtual open houses

Grainger College of Engineering, Beckman Institute present virtual open houses

By Alex Chang , Staff Writer March 31, 2021

Last Friday and Saturday, both the Grainger College of Engineering and the Beckman Institute hosted their respective open houses, with the caveat that both events shifted from a normally in-person weekend...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 29

By The Daily Illini Staff Report March 30, 2021

Champaign Burglary was reported on the 200 block of Kenwood Road around 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, an apartment was broken into while the resident left for 45 minutes. Several items...

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