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Task force assists in fight against coronavirus

Task force assists in fight against coronavirus

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, University researchers in engineering and other medical fields have created a COVID-19 task force to analyze data on the situation. The interdisciplinary task force, formed through the Health Care Engineering Systems Center, more aptly called the COVI...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 7

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 7

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 8, 2020

Champaign An arrest was made on the charge of an aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession/use of a weapon by a felon and an unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon on the 3600 block of Colleen Drive around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, the offender ...

CampusTown Urgent Care offers drive-up COVID-19 testing

CampusTown Urgent Care offers drive-up COVID-19 testing

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

April 7, 2020

Right outside of CampusTown Urgent Care, 631 East Green St., patients can drive up to the site and get tested for COVID-19, an urgent care staff member told the News-Gazette. Drive-up testing will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CampusTown Urgent care has already been offering COVID-19 inside the clinic, but just started to offer the drive-up option. Patients wanting...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 6

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 6

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 7, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana An armed robbery was reported in the 1000 block of Kerr Avenue at around 11:18 p.m. on Friday. According to the report, two male victims were battered by the unknown offenders during a drug deal. The offenders forcibly stole prope...

University cancels summer events

University cancels summer events

By Heather Robinson, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 6, 2020

In a Massmail sent out by the University Monday morning, Chancellor Robert Jones announced that all summer events will be canceled until further notice. Additionally, all summer camps through the University will be canceled until at least July 10.  In his message, Jones said that the University has waited "as lo...

Champaign County man dies from coronavirus

Champaign County man dies from coronavirus

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

April 6, 2020

COVID-19 has taken its first life from Champaign County. A Champaign County resident in his 80s has died from the coronavirus, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Administrator Julie Pryde announced Monday afternoon in a Facebook video update. Pryde said the man had underlying health conditi...

University team creates emergency ventilator amid shortage

University team creates emergency ventilator amid shortage

By Aliza Majid, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

The Illinois RapidVent team has created a prototype emergency ventilator to counteract the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States is under a ventilator shortage, and many hospitals are in need of supplies.  “The goal of the project has been to develop, design and prototype goods so that we could hopef...

I-Connect meeting “Zoombombed” by swastika-bearing hijackers

I-Connect meeting “Zoombombed” by swastika-bearing hijackers

By Heather Robinson, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 4, 2020

On Monday night, during three prescheduled I-Connect meetings held over the Zoom teleconferencing software, multiple individuals bombarded the groups in a seemingly coordinated virtual hijack, bearing swastikas and shouting racial slurs.  It’s the first high-profile instance of “Zoombombing” the ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 3

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 3

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 4, 2020

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 1500 block of North Mattis Avenue at around 12:06 a.m. on Friday. According to the report, the suspect caused damage to the victim’s residence. University Nothing to report.  Urbana Nothing to report....

University of Illinois Laboratory High School teacher arrested on child pornography charges

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

April 3, 2020

A physical education teacher at University of Illinois Laboratory High School was arrested on child pornography charges Friday afternoon. According to a release from U.S. Attorney John Milhiser’s office, Doug Mynatt, age 56, of Savoy appeared in federal court via video conference on Friday. He waived...

University Housing provides alternate care facilities for Carle

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

The University has entered an agreement with the Carle Health System to provide alternate care facilities at the Activities and Recreation Center, Bousfield Hall and Wassaja Hall in preparation for a predicted spike in COVID-19 cases.  Bousfield Hall will be used to house medical personnel and Wassa...

Champaign police officer tests positive for COVID-19

By Heather Robinson, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 3, 2020

A Champaign police officer has tested positive for COVID-19. The city of Champaign confirmed the case in a news release on Thursday night.   While the officer's condition does not require hospitalization, the officer is self-isolating at home. In order to maintain the individual’s privacy, the city wil...

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