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Driver taken to hospital after crashing into building

Driver taken to hospital after crashing into building

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 15, 2019

After crashing into a building Friday night, the driver of a pickup truck was taken to the hospital. Police are still investigating the incident, which happened around Green and Neil streets. The driver could have been driving under the influence. [email protected]

PTSD training sessions hope to counter first responder suicides

PTSD training sessions hope to counter first responder suicides

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 13, 2019

To counter high suicide rates among first responders, the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association and Northern Illinois University will host training sessions centered around Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The training sessions will provide active and retired police officers with strategies to ide...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 12

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 13, 2019

Champaign Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported at Schnuck’s, 109 N. Mattis Ave., around 10 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the victim’s cash and cell phone were stolen from her unlocked vehicle. Credit card fraud was reported in the 3200 block of Sharp Drive, around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Acc...

2019 Class Report shows greater enrollment diversity

2019 Class Report shows greater enrollment diversity

By Kimberly Belser, Staff writer

September 12, 2019

The University has demonstrated ‘notable’ improvement in diversity after issuing the Report on the Entering Class of 2019. The report, which was released by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions on Thursday morning, showed a larger representation of countries through the enrollment of international students. Addi...

2018 Report shows UI sees drop in African American enrollment

2018 Report shows UI sees drop in African American enrollment

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2019

The University is working to improve campus diversity after a report for the 2018-19 academic year showed a decrease in the number of African American students enrolled last fall.  The report showed 475 African American students enrolled in the University last fall, compared to the 500 students in 2017 and 548 students in 2016. The class report for 2019 was released on Thu...

Student government shines spotlight on campus concerns

Student government shines spotlight on campus concerns

By Clare Budin, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 12, 2019

In response to increasing activism and mounting concerns over college expenses, campus divisiveness and student safety, Illinois Student Government is establishing plans to create a more secure and satisfying University experience for all students. Susan Zhou, junior in LAS and speaker tempore of the student ...

Campus coffee shops go green

Campus coffee shops go green

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Local coffee shops have been showing an effort to help the environment by using eco-friendly plastic straws, cups and lids. However, not all establishments have caught up with the latest trend. Students may have come across biodegradable products, such as bags and straws, at coffee shops on campus. Acc...

‘Red flag laws’ restrict access to guns

‘Red flag laws’ restrict access to guns

By Rebecca Wood, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Since the enactment of the Firearms Restraining Order Act in January, Urbana police have not enforced it, according to officials. The Firearms Restraining Order Act is Illinois’ version of “red flag laws” or Extreme Risk Protection Orders, which temporarily restrict an individual’s access to...

Champaign dentist offices to offer free dentistry

Champaign dentist offices to offer free dentistry

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 11, 2019

Members of the Champaign-Urbana community will be able to visit the dentist’s office cost-free, thanks to a partnership between two dentist offices in Champaign.  Both the Family Dental Care of Champaign and Champaign Dental Group will be hosting Free Dentistry Day on Saturday between 8 a.m. an...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 10

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 10

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 11, 2019

Champaign An arrest was made on the charges of domestic battery and assault was reported in the 1500 block of West Kirby Avenue, around 10 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the suspect was arrested after an altercation with his live-in girlfriend. Aggravated assault and aggravated discharge of a firearm wer...

Anti-Semitic speaker reflects increased acts of campus bigotry

Anti-Semitic speaker reflects increased acts of campus bigotry

By Clare Budin, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 11, 2019

On a sunny Tuesday morning on the Main Quad, minority students and faculty at the University were reminded of a troubling rise of campus bigotry when an anti-Semitic demonstrator arrived with a sign declaring the Holocaust to be a hoax. “We started getting calls about this guy at around 10 a.m. (Tu...

City of Champaign and University YMCA co-host Welcoming Week

City of Champaign and University YMCA co-host Welcoming Week

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

September 10, 2019

Welcoming Week, a nationwide event held in Champaign for immigrants and U.S.-born residents to meet one another, will take place Sept. 13-22. The City of Champaign and University YMCA are co-hosting the celebration. Champaign County has the largest immigrant population in Illinois outside of Chicagoland,...

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