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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...

Illinois becomes first Big Ten school to be recognized as Bee Campus USA

Illinois becomes first Big Ten school to be recognized as Bee Campus USA

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 3, 2018


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

Students on campus took matters into their own hands to make the University the first Big Ten school to be a certified Bee Campus USA. Bee Campus USA is a nonprofit organization associated with The Xerces Society, a group that aims to improve pollinator conservation. Bee Campus USA is based in Po...

Consulting teams to compete in Ohio

Consulting teams to compete in Ohio

By Xin Ding, Contributing writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, State

Several consulting teams from the University will travel to Ohio to participate in the West Monroe Partners Case Competition on Friday. West Monroe Partners, a consulting company headquartered in Chicago, invited students to participate in a competition at Miami University based on business case studies, wh...

Illinois to develop testing program for self-driving vehicles

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 31, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, State, Top Stories

Illinois is currently working with the University to test track autonomous vehicles in efforts to put self-driving vehicle technology in action. Along with Northwestern University, both the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campus of the University system will participate in the testing of the curren...

FAFSA applicants face unequal selection for verification

FAFSA applicants face unequal selection for verification

By HongBin Jeong, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, State

Lower-income students have been selected most often for further verification in their Free Application for Federal Student Aid applications, which may prolong and complicate their application process. Students are defined as lower-income if they are eligible for a Pell Grant, which is a need-based aid program...

Illini Esports prepares for Chicago competition

Illini Esports prepares for Chicago competition

By Julie Kang, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase, State

While playing video games is a popular activity for many students, a team of players from Illini Esports has taken it to another level as the students made it to the final round of the Intel Extreme Masters Chicago 2018 competition. The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team won against Michigan State and will compete in the IEM Chicago finals on Nov. 11 in fr...

Pumpkin yield highest in 20 years ahead of fall celebrations

Pumpkin yield highest in 20 years ahead of fall celebrations

By Clare Budin, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018


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

As fall holidays approach, people in the Champaign-Urbana area won’t have a problem finding the best pumpkins for jack-o’-lanterns and holiday pies. This year, the Illinois pumpkin crop has the highest yield the state has seen in 20 years. Randy Graham, co-owner of Curtis Orchard and Pumpkin Patch i...

Study examines UI system contribution to state economy

Study examines UI system contribution to state economy

By YooJin Son, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2018


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

A recently released study shows the University of Illinois System contributes $17.5 billion to the Illinois economy annually and supports approximately 1 in every 46 jobs in Illinois. The study was conducted by Emsi, an Idaho-based analytics firm. Hannah Ruffridge, assistant director of consulti...

Universities partner together to recruit southern Illinois students

Universities partner together to recruit southern Illinois students

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, State, Top Stories

Around 170 southern Illinois high school and community college students attended the Salute to Illinois Scholars, a college fair and luncheon, to connect with admissions and academic staff from around the state, including the University System, Eastern Illinois and Southern Illinois Universities at Carbon...

Governor Rauner visits University for ribbon cutting ceremony

Governor Rauner visits University for ribbon cutting ceremony

By Daniel Renteria, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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

Governor Bruce Rauner was at the University Thursday to give a speech at the grand opening of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab, 1300 W. Pennsylvania Ave. This bioprocessing lab celebrated its opening with state politicians, school administration and students. The ribbon cutting ceremony fo...

Protesters rally in the publication of News-Gazette cartoon

Protesters rally in the publication of News-Gazette cartoon

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 2, 2018


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

A crowd gathered outside the News-Gazette office at noon on Monday, holding signs and chanting in outrage against an editorial cartoon published Tuesday, Sept. 25. The cartoon entitled ‘Teen Angst In the Era of #MeToo’ cartoon depicts a young couple in a car parked next to a sign stating ‘Lover’s...

Stores recall beef due to possible contamination

Stores recall beef due to possible contamination

By Marium Kureishy, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, State

Aldi, Meijer and Target grocery stores in Illinois are included in a series of recalls of more than 130,000 pounds of ground beef due to the  potential presence of E. coli. According to a statement by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on Sept. 19, m...

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