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Champaign Police still investigate stabbing after arrest

Champaign Police still investigate stabbing after arrest

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Champaign Police responded to a reported stabbing in the 100 block of Kenwood Road around 12:16 p.m. Tuesday. According to a CPD press release, upon arrival, officers found a 20-year-old male with non-life-threatening stab wounds. He was then transported to a hospital. The CPD press release stated...

New year, new semester: what’s in store for Spring 2020

New year, new semester: what’s in store for Spring 2020

By Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

As the new year and semester begin, the University will hold many events and undergo changes students can mark in their schedules. The new location of KAM’s is expected to open in the coming weeks at 102 E. Green St. The former establishment closed on Oct. 20, marking the end of its original locatio...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 17

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 17

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 21, 2020

Champaign Theft under $500 was reported in the 2400 block of High View Court around 2 p.m. Jan. 14. According to the report, the victim’s non-prescription medication supplies were stolen after a UPS delivery to an apartment complex’s common area. Battery and domestic battery was reported in the 1400...

Local governments share support for marijuana dispensaries

Local governments share support for marijuana dispensaries

By Clare Budin, Assistant Daytime Editor

January 21, 2020

After Illinois’ legalization of recreational marijuana sales, dispensaries across the state, including several in the Champaign-Urbana area, have seen long lines and high levels of traffic from consumers eager to obtain legal cannabis.  Champaign mayor Deborah Feinen said she wasn’t surprised by...

Drone expert recaps US-Iran conflict

Drone expert recaps US-Iran conflict

By Ethan Simmons, Senior Reporter

January 21, 2020

This month, huge protests, a  missile retaliation, a mistakenly downed plane and thousands of World War III cries followed the killing of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani.  The conflict is the bubbling result of years of U.S.-Iran tensions, accelerated by President Donald Trump’s decision ...

Hana Inman-Grabow fights for personal justice with Title IX

Hana Inman-Grabow fights for personal justice with Title IX

By JJ Kim, Managing Editor for Reporting

January 21, 2020

Hana Inman-Grabow, a junior in LAS at the University, began talking to former Illinois defensive lineman Lere Oladipo during the fall of 2017, marking the beginning of a tumultuous relationship that would change the lives of both parties.  Right from the start, their relationship went through several...

KAM’s opening date delays due to weather

KAM’s opening date delays due to weather

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

January 21, 2020

Although KAM’s was supposed to open its doors at its new location on the corner of First and Green streets, students are still unaware of its exact opening date.  In a previous article from The Daily Illini, KAM’s was hoping to open by New Year’s Eve. When this didn’t happen, it was expected to open during happy hour on Jan. 16, according to some KAM’s employees.  However, the bar did not open then...

Trader Joe’s lists Champaign-Urbana as potential future location

Trader Joe’s lists Champaign-Urbana as potential future location

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

January 18, 2020

On top of the recent establishment of Chick-fil-A in Champaign and the Target scheduled to open on campus this year, Trader Joe’s may be the next business coming to the area. Kenya Friend-Daniel, public relations director for Trader Joe’s, said in an email that the business is still in the early...

Illinois Board of Trustees approves tuition increase for UI System

By JJ Kim, Managing Editor for Reporting

January 17, 2020

The Illinois Board of Trustees unanimously approved on Thursday to increase tuition for in-state students attending any of the three University of Illinois schools. Incoming students will see a 1.8% increase if they choose to attend either the Urbana-Champaign or Chicago campus, while students attendi...

Law professor Jay Kesan will not return to teach in 2020

Law professor Jay Kesan will not return to teach in 2020

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 8, 2020

Originally scheduled to come back to teach starting Jan. 1, Law professor Jay Kesan will instead go on "University-sanctioned leave." Kesan was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017 and students called for his resignation in 2018. Kesan then took a year-long unpaid leave in 2019. According to WILL Ill...

Bankruptcy hearing for Art Film Foundation started Thursday

Bankruptcy hearing for Art Film Foundation started Thursday

By Pranav Gulukota, Longform reporter

December 19, 2019

The bankruptcy hearing for the Art Film Foundation started on Thursday.  The chief officer of the Foundation, Leigh Estabrook, was present along with other Art Film Foundation and The Art Theater Co-Op members. The interactions at Thursday's hearing was between the Bankruptcy Trustee, Kristin ...

City of Champaign refinances bonds to save millions

City of Champaign refinances bonds to save millions

By JJ Kim, Managing Editor for Reporting

December 19, 2019

The City of Champaign announced on Wednesday that they completed the refinancing of its bonds from 2010, which will save the city a total of $2,070,105 in interest over the next ten years. With the City’s triple-A bond rating — and the only downstate municipality to have this classification —...

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