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The Daily Illini police blotter for April 18

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 18

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 19, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported on the 300 block of East Clark Street, around 12 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the victim had her collectible bicycle stolen.  Theft was reported at Hertz, 707 N. Mattis Ave., around 1 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the offender rented a car using a fraudulent check....

Suburban Express allegedly violates recent consent decree

Suburban Express allegedly violates recent consent decree

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2019


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

After reaching a consent decree last week with the state attorney general, Suburban Express has been found in contempt of this agreement after the company reportedly resorted to harassment and failed to uphold the regulations the agreement required, according to a document published by the office of the ...

Electrical fire erupts at Einstein Bros., affecting Illini Union restaurants

Electrical fire erupts at Einstein Bros., affecting Illini Union restaurants

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

An electrical fire erupted at Einstein Bros. Bagels, located in the basement of the Illini Union, around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The fire alarm went off at 6:15 a.m and an Illini Alert was sent out at 6:31 a.m. advising people to evacuate and avoid the general area. Another Illini Alert was sent out...

CEE department begins Smart Bridge and building construction

CEE department begins Smart Bridge and building construction

By Rohan Ramani, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019


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

The civil and environmental engineering department began construction for a new building addition to the Hydrosystems Laboratory and a smart bridge, which will connect the new building and Newmark Laboratory. A smart bridge is similar to a regular bridge, but contains the latest technology. These...

Families spend mealtimes distracted, study finds

Families spend mealtimes distracted, study finds

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under News, Science & Technology, Showcase, Top Stories

Some people may spend their mealtime scrolling on their phone or watching television; however, a study revealed families spend nearly half of their time distracted during meals. The study, conducted at the University, was directed by Jaclyn Saltzman, who earned her doctoral degree in human development ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 17

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 17

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Burglary was reported on the 1600 block of English Oak Drive around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown offender stole electrical equipment from a construction site. Aggravated discharge of a firearm was reported on the 600 block of East Bradley Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Tu...

New technology patch helps babies with medical conditions

New technology patch helps babies with medical conditions

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Science & Technology

A Coordinated Science Laboratory professor from the University and a professor from Northwestern University created a device that eliminates the physical divide between pre-mature babies and their family through in-home monitoring. According to the CSL website, the team consisted of Naresh Shanbhag, professor in ...

Spanish department faces faculty and facility shortages

Spanish department faces faculty and facility shortages

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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

The number of students pursuing a degree in Spanish at the University is increasing, but the number of faculty is not, which may be a problem for the department. As of February, the Spanish department has 137 majors and 352 minors with a total of 489 students in the department, not including people who have y...

Criminal history bill subject to change college applications

Criminal history bill subject to change college applications

By Tiara Cosby, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, State

A new Illinois bill may prevent colleges within the state from asking incoming students about their criminal history on college applications. The Criminal History in College Applications Act, also known as HB0217, seeks to change how colleges request specific information on student applications. The Illinois General Assembly specifies that information of recent criminal history, not limited to records of arrests and detentions, criminal charges...

University student dies after tragic fall

University student dies after tragic fall

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

A University student died on Saturday after falling off the roof of a home in Champaign according to a press release from the Champaign County Coroner.   The press release stated 21-year-old Destyni Thomas was visiting a friend on the 00 block of East John Street when she fell off the roof of the bu...

Diversity Internship Program to bring more representation

Diversity Internship Program to bring more representation

By Bénédicte Yenyi Mulumba, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


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

The University Facilities and Services is establishing a Diversity Internship Program to recruit undergraduate and graduate students for part and full-time job opportunities. A main principle of F&S is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace to foster the talents of employees. Mohamed...

Hopkins leads this year’s Eco-Olympics

Hopkins leads this year’s Eco-Olympics

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 17, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Hopkins Hall leads the pack in the 2018-19 Eco-Olympics taking place at the University, with Taft-Van Doren, Allen, Wassaja, Lincoln Avenue and Florida Avenue halls trailing close behind. Eco-Olympics is an energy conservation competition between University residence halls in which students compe...

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