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Fraudulent GoFundMe email reaches Urbana residents

Fraudulent GoFundMe email reaches Urbana residents

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

The City of Urbana has warned residents of a fraudulent GoFundMe campaign circulating from a fake email account. Email recipients are asked to donate to a fake campaign to raise money for a sick infant. The fake GoFundMe account linked in the email leads the recipient to a PayPal account in which s...

Swastika incidents remain under investigation

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 15, 2019

The University Police Department is continuing to investigate four instances of anti-semitism that occurred on campus last week. Craig Stone, UIPD police chief, released a statement Monday saying each instance is still under investigation, and at this time, there is no reason to believe they are connected. ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 14

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 14

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 15, 2019

Champaign Assault was reported in the 2100 block of West White Street around 10 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the offender threatened to kill the victim and her unborn child. The offender then tried to batter the victim but was stopped by someone else. Theft was reported in the 300 block...

University investigates concerns of anti-Semitism in residence hall presentation

University investigates concerns of anti-Semitism in residence hall presentation

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

The University is investigating an incident surrounding a presentation held in Weston Hall about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after resident advisors raised concerns of anti-Semitic content.  Chancellor Robert Jones condemned anti-Semitism in a Massmail on Oct. 9 after a complaint was filed rega...

Heat prompts presence of minute pirate bugs

Heat prompts presence of minute pirate bugs

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

The ‘prolonged’ heat this year has caused a greater appearance of minute pirate bugs in central Illinois, which have been found at the University and in residence halls.  Chelsea Hamilton, senior assistant director of communications and marketing for University Housing, said the office received its first...

Two swastikas found on campus in one week

Two swastikas found on campus in one week

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 14, 2019

By Samantha Boyle News Editor A swastika was reported drawn on a bathroom stall in the Foreign Language Building Monday. In response, Chancellor Robert Jones sent out a Massmail denouncing anti-Semitism and apologizing to the University. One day later on Thursday, another swastika was found drawn o...

America must stop sending recyclables to landfills

America must stop sending recyclables to landfills

By Sandhya Sivakumar, Columnist

October 14, 2019

Americans recycle about one-third of the waste that we produce, a result of a widely successful campaign in the 1970s called “Keep America Beautiful,” a coalition of public and corporate interests that pushed the responsibility of managing the massive amounts of single-use products in circulation on...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 14, 2019

Champaign  Nothing to report. University Vandalism was reported at Taft Hall, 1213 S. Fourth St., around 1 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, a resident adviser at the hall found a swastika drawn on the wall of a bathroom stall. The estimated cost for the University Facilities & Services...

Suburban Express advertises refund form in provocative email

Suburban Express advertises refund form in provocative email

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Over the next six months, former Suburban Express customers will cash out on owner Dennis Toeppen’s legal fees.  The form for customers to submit payment requests closed last week. Anyone who bought Suburban Express tickets since April 23, 2014 could apply for up to $20 of the company’s $100,0...

University works to adopt Indigenous Peoples’ Day

University works to adopt Indigenous Peoples’ Day

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

On the second Monday of October each year, the United States recognizes Christopher Columbus in the form of a federal holiday. However, the University does not acknowledge it as a holiday in its academic calendar.  This national holiday contains a current controversial discussion as to why it is reco...

Urbana continues efforts to rebuild area after tornado early this year

Urbana continues efforts to rebuild area after tornado early this year

By Aliza Majid, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2019

Earlier this year, Champaign-Urbana was hit with a devastating tornado that affected 755 residents and damaged 153 trees in the area. For the past few months, the area has been trying to clean up and rebuild the area in attempts to return it to its former glory. The Urbana Public Works Department is still ...

Illinois celebrates 109th Homecoming week with new events

Illinois celebrates 109th Homecoming week with new events

By YooJin Son, Assistant News Editor

October 14, 2019

By YooJin Son Assistant News Editor With the University’s long-beloved tradition upon us, students and alumni will come together for the University’s 109th Homecoming Week celebrations. Homecoming Week takes place from Sunday to Saturday and begins with the University’s annual Illinois Homecoming 5K Race and the kicko...

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