The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016. A 17-year-old male was killed after a shooting in Champaign on Thursday night.

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 14

By The Daily Illini Staff Report October 15, 2021

Champaign Nothing to report. University Theft $500 and under was reported at the Undergraduate Library at 1402 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana around 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, a University...

Miranda Stillwell, sophomore in LAS, shares her opinion on protesting policies the University has put in place. The deadline for the public to comment has been extended due to feedback from students.

Students speak out against University-adopted policy regulating protests

By Matt Troher, Investigative News & Longform Editor October 14, 2021

The University plans to adopt a policy regulating on-campus speech and expression. The policy consolidates existing regulations and creates new restrictions regarding expressive activity and has received...

An MTD bus drives down a street for line 13 Silver. The MTD is short staffed creating service reductions.

MTD makes service reductions, faces staff shortages

By Weiyu Ding, Contributing Writer October 14, 2021

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District made service reductions on Oct. 4 due to staff shortages. The reductions will likely continue through the spring semester, according to Amy Snyder, Chief of Staff...

A second arrest has been made in connection to the shooting that took place at Centennial High School on Sept. 25 for aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Second suspect arrested in connection with shooting near Centennial High School

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer October 13, 2021

Police arrested a second suspect Tuesday morning in connection with the shooting near Centennial High School on Sept. 15. The second suspect, a 17-year-old male, was arrested at the Champaign County...

Students part of the MENA proposal sit around talking at a picnic bench on Oct. 12. Students work towards establishing a cultural house on campus for Middle Eastern North African cultures.

MENA individuals work to establish cultural house 

By Lilli Bresnahan , Contributing Writer October 13, 2021

A group of students created a proposal for the establishment of a Middle Eastern Northern African cultural house for students and faculty.  Ayah Albareedi, senior in LAS and an executive board member...

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016. A 17-year-old male was killed after a shooting in Champaign on Thursday night.

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 12

By The Daily Illini Staff Report October 13, 2021

Champaign Nothing to report. University An arrest was made on the charge of battery at Nugent Hall at 207 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign at 4:57 a.m. on Monday. According to the report, the suspect was...

Boxes of disposable straws sit in a cardboard box at the ARC Covid-19 testing center on Feb. 1. The university announces new testing guidance for unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff.

UI announces new testing guidance for unvaccinated students, faculty, staff

By Willie Cui, Assistant Daytime Editor October 12, 2021

With the Friday COVID-19 vaccination deadline fast approaching, the University has announced new COVID-19 testing guidance for students, faculty and staff who remain unvaccinated after the deadline and...

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016. A 17-year-old male was killed after a shooting in Champaign on Thursday night.

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

By The Daily Illini Staff Report October 12, 2021

Champaign Nothing to report. University Theft under $500 was reported at the Idea Garden on Lincoln Avenue on Monday. According to the report, a University employee reported that plants and garden tools...

The Party for Socialism and Liberation - Champaign-Urbana protests at the Cancel the Rents in Champaign County rally on Sept. 26.  Illinois officials are now facing pressure from the community after the eviction moratorium expired on Oct. 3.

Eviction moratorium ends in Illinois, officials face pressure

By Ashley Gilbert, Contributing Writer October 12, 2021

Illinois’ eviction moratorium that protects tenants from being evicted due to the financial distress of COVID-19 expired on Oct. 3.  The moratorium was put in place at the beginning of the pandemic...

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016. A 17-year-old male was killed after a shooting in Champaign on Thursday night.

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 8

By The Daily Illini Staff Report October 11, 2021

Champaign Nothing to report. University Harassment by electronic communication was reported last Friday. According to the report, a University student reported she was a victim of online harassment....

A man stands next to a democratic table holding a sign sharing that Planned Parenthood is killing humans like the Nazis or the KKK. Students debated against him saying that he should not compare the two.

Students react to anti-abortion demonstrator

By George Phelan, Staff Writer October 10, 2021

On Wednesday morning, an anti-abortion demonstrator appeared on the Main Quad in front of the Illini Union. A crowd quickly assembled in response to his controversial sign, which compared Planned Parenthood...

A woman fills a syringe with a Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on Feb. 11 at the I-Hotel. The University received 750 requests for Covid-19 exemptions because of religious reasons.

750 religious exemption requests made for COVID-19 vaccine mandate

By Mona Alrazzaq, Assistant News Editor October 7, 2021

An estimated 750 requests for religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate have been filed with the Office of the Dean of Students so far, according to Robin Kaler, vice chancellor for Public...

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