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Boys with social difficulties at higher risk of drug abuse, study finds

Boys with social difficulties at higher risk of drug abuse, study finds

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 12, 2018


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

Boys who enter sixth grade with social problems are at a greater risk of developing aggressive behavior and engaging in substance abuse compared with boys without social difficulties, according to a study by professors of social work. Kevin Tan, lead researcher, said the background for his work into this ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 11

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 12, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft of labor or services was reported on the 2000 block of North Mattis Avenue around noon Sunday. According to the report, a cab driver said the offender left his ride without paying. Battery and domestic battery were reported on the 300 block of East Green Street around 4 p.m. Mon...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 10

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 10

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 11, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported on the 100 block of East Springfield Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Thursday. According to the report, an unknown offender stole an item from the victim's doorstep. Public indecency was reported on the 100 block of West Springfield Avenue around midnight Thursday. According to th...

Trial of Yingying Zhang’s accused murderer moved to Peoria

Trial of Yingying Zhang’s accused murderer moved to Peoria

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 11, 2018


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

Brendt Christensen, the alleged killer of Chinese visiting scholar Yingying Zhang in 2017, has had his case transferred from Urbana to Peoria. According to the court order, Christensen’s attorneys requested the case transfer for convenience purposes, saying the change would help Christensen to ...

Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, Showcase, Top Stories

An overview of the plans to demolish part of the Main Library and replace it with services students can utilize for books, collaborations and other purposes was addressed at the public meeting held by the Senate Committee on the Library on Thursday. Meetings are usually open to the public, but faculty a...

UI insures against drop in Chinese enrollment

UI insures against drop in Chinese enrollment

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

The Gies College of Business and the College of Engineering have become the first colleges on any university campus to purchase insurance to protect themselves from a potential drop in Chinese student enrollment. The University has agreed to pay $425,000 per year to an insurance company for up to $6...

UIPD exercises caution with alerts

UIPD exercises caution with alerts

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

After multiple Illini-Alerts were sent out for suspicious packages that turned out to be harmless, the University of Illinois Police Department said it sends out alerts for packages that pose even the slightest threat to the campus community. Sgt. Aaron Landers, UIPD bomb squad commander, said when they...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 7

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 7

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 10, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Domestic battery was reported on the 1500 block of Kiler Drive around 10 a.m. Thursday. Theft was reported on the 200 block of West University Avenue around 3 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the victim reported her wallet was stolen. University Nothing to report. Urbana A domes...

Growing US STD rate calls for action

Growing US STD rate calls for action

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

With sexually transmitted disease diagnoses in the United States increasing for the fourth year in a row, the McKinley Health Center and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department do what they can to address the issue. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control found that 2.3 million cases of...

College of Law increases transparency

College of Law increases transparency

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, Crime, News

Jay Kesan, professor in Law who was accused of sexual harassment in 2017, will be facing stricter consequences than those he was given last year, while the College of Law works to increase transparency to students by informing them of Kesan’s investigation results. Kesan violated the code of conduct and the U...

MTD sees increased bus ridership in winter

MTD sees increased bus ridership in winter

By David Ruvinskiy, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses see a 10 percent increase in ridership during the winter season compared with other times of the year, according to Evan Alvarez, planner at MTD. Although fewer people ride buses during the holiday season in November, December and January when students are o...

Education plan sparks controversy

Education plan sparks controversy

By HongBin Jeong, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, State

With Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker’s inauguration quickly approaching, some are concerned he will not be able to keep his campaign promises for higher education once he takes his seat in the capital. Pritzker’s plan for higher education in the state focuses on three key areas: increasing college affordability, keeping Illinois students in-state...

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