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Illinois leans liberal in felon voting laws

Illinois leans liberal in felon voting laws

By Haipei Wu, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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

Although former felons are allowed to vote in Illinois, Mike Ingram, a Democrat running for the District 6 seat on the Champaign County Board, said he has encountered many former felons on the campaign trail who are unaware they can vote. “During my campaign for the county board, I always have a c...

University system faculty targeted for poaching due to budget issues

University system faculty targeted for poaching due to budget issues

By Therese Pokorney, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State

The state of Illinois is to decide whether the University System will receive additional funding to combat faculty poaching by other peer universities. University faculty members have been targeted by other colleges due to the recent budget impasse, said Barbara Wilson, vice president for academic ...

Attorney General files lawsuit against Suburban Express

Attorney General files lawsuit against Suburban Express

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 23, 2018


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

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Monday against Champaign-based transportation company Suburban Express for discrimination and harassment against customers and their families, according to a press release. Madigan filed the lawsuit in federal court in the Northern District of Illinois against the company’s own...

Racial disparity persists in Champaign law enforcement system

Racial disparity persists in Champaign law enforcement system

By Abby Paeth, Editor-In-Chief

April 23, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, State

“Eager” is a word that makes Amy Felty, a member of the Champaign Human Relations Commission, cringe when she hears it used to describe new recruits at the Champaign Police Department. She can’t help but wonder what makes them so excited about making arrests. Felty thinks this attitude is due to...

Mike Ingram to run for county board

Mike Ingram to run for county board

By Olivia Walshans, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, State, Top Stories

First-time political candidate and promoter at Canopy Club Mike Ingram has been elected as the District 6 Democratic candidate for Champaign County Board in the No vember general election. Ingram said he was spurred into action after Donald Trump was elected president. “It felt like it was time t...

Statewide public health outbreak linked to synthetic cannabinoids

Statewide public health outbreak linked to synthetic cannabinoids

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State, Top Stories

Over 100 individuals across the state have reported severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is trying to prevent it from spreading to the area. Monday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported the third death, and there have been 114 repo...

Colder, wetter weather to follow fourth wettest February-March on Illinois record

Colder, wetter weather to follow fourth wettest February-March on Illinois record

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 7, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, State

With an average precipitation of 8.69 inches, February to March this year was the fourth wettest on Illinois' record. The wettest was in 1898, with 8.96 inches, according to a University press release.   Jim Angel, state climatologist, said the weather during March and April is unusual, because it is so co...

Professor wins fellowship for empowering young black women

Professor wins fellowship for empowering young black women

By Rebecca Wood, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


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

University professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Ruth Brown, received the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship of $50,000 to advance Black Girl Genius Week, a program impacting Black women from central Illinois, Chicago, San Diego and Columbia, South Carolina. Black Girl Genius W...

University works with local community to prepare for severe weather season

University works with local community to prepare for severe weather season

By Jiejie Wang, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State, Top Stories

The University, Urbana and Champaign are working together to make emergency plans for students and local citizens to prepare for the upcoming severe weather season. The University of Illinois Police Department works with different units on campus to establish an emergency operations center with a consi...

Primary election results

Primary election results

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, State, Top Stories

The Illinois primary election ended at 7 p.m. today. Gordy Hulten, county clerk, said more people voted early or by mail than four years ago. Hulten said it is partly because many people voted early or by mail for the presidential election, since people rarely go back to voting at the poll stations...

ARC to host Intercollegiate Boxing Association National Championships

ARC to host Intercollegiate Boxing Association National Championships

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 13, 2018


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

The 2018 United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association National Championships is taking place from March 16 to 18 at 5 p.m. at the ARC East Gym. The event will host 170 athletes with an additional 300 fans. “The Illini Boxing Club is the host for this year’s USIBA National Competition. The...

Weekly Illini Podcast | March 12, 2018

Weekly Illini Podcast | March 12, 2018

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor & Assistant News Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Podcasts, State, Top Stories, Weekly Illini

The Weekly Illini is your news podcast to keep up with the University of Illinois’ biggest stories. This episode looks at the end of a strike by the Graduate Employee Organization, and how the past two weeks have affected campus. We also look at a case of mass cheating, with a CS 105 class ha...

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