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Grad transfers Imatorbhebhe, Peters commit to Illinois

Grad transfers Imatorbhebhe, Peters commit to Illinois

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

June 18, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

The Illinois football team continued to add pieces to its roster as they added Josh Imatorbhebhe, a grad transfer wide receiver from the University of Southern California and Michigan transfer quarterback Brandon Peters within the past few days. Imatorbhebhe, a 6-foot-2-inch, 215-pound receiver, committed on ...

Krannert Center announces performances in 50th season

Krannert Center announces performances in 50th season

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 18, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Arts & Entertainment, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has announced the performances and projects taking part in their upcoming 2019-2020 season, the second in a two-season 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of the center. The center promises a wide variety of performances will grace their stages,...

University library to display typewriters of former editor-in-chief Roger Ebert, Hugh Hefner

University library to display typewriters of former editor-in-chief Roger Ebert, Hugh Hefner

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 17, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase

The typewriters of famed University alum — including movie critic Roger Ebert, Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, writer Carl Sandburg and novelist James Jones — are on display at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, located within the Main Library.  The exhibit showcases the early works of the likes...

Illini 4000 riders make stop in Champaign on their 4,787-mile bike ride for cancer

Illini 4000 riders make stop in Champaign on their 4,787-mile bike ride for cancer

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

June 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

From New York City to San Francisco, 17 University students are trekking a 4,787-mile bike ride journey across the country to raise money for cancer. Last Tuesday, riders from the nonprofit organization Illini 4000 made a stop in Champaign during their 78-day cross-country trip. They were greeted...

Jury for Brendt Christensen’s trial will be seated by Tuesday

Jury for Brendt Christensen’s trial will be seated by Tuesday

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

June 10, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

Opening statements for Brendt Christensen’s trial will begin Wednesday. Christensen is the alleged kidnapper and killer of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang and is being charged by the federal government for kidnapping resulting in death. Christensen is also facing two nonfederal charges for giving...

Commission report calls for formal retirement of Chief Illiniwek, suggests remembrance in moving forward

Commission report calls for formal retirement of Chief Illiniwek, suggests remembrance in moving forward

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

June 7, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation released its report to provide suggestions on how the University can create a path forward with the retirement of Chief Illiniwek. The report suggested holding a public event for the recognition and commemoration of the hi...

Court needs only 12 more jurors to qualify for Brendt Christensen’s trial

Court needs only 12 more jurors to qualify for Brendt Christensen’s trial

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

June 6, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

Fifteen potential jurors came into court for questioning Thursday morning and 16 were questioned that same afternoon for the trial of Brendt Christensen, alleged kidnapper and killer of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang.   The fourth day of jury questioning ended with a total of 58 qualified jurors. Six...

Opening statements in Brendt Christensen’s trial predicted to begin Wednesday

Opening statements in Brendt Christensen’s trial predicted to begin Wednesday

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

June 5, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

Day three of jury selection in Brendt Christensen’s trial included groups of 14 jurors in both the morning and afternoon sessions. Six of the potential jurors qualified from the morning group and two qualified in the afternoon, bringing the total up to 45 potential jurors of the 70 needed before c...

Christensen’s trial begins with first round of jury selection

Christensen’s trial begins with first round of jury selection

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

June 3, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase, State, Top Stories

Yingying Zhang’s mother, Lifeng Ye, sat four rows back in the courtroom gallery as the jury selection process for her daughter’s alleged kidnapper started on Monday. The formal charges against Brendt Christensen by the federal government are kidnapping resulting in death. Additionally, two noncapital...

Spring Fling presents critical resources to families in need

Spring Fling presents critical resources to families in need

By Ethan Simmon, Staff writer

May 16, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

Champaign organization CommUnity Matters hosted its “Spring Fling” event at Garden Hills Academy this Monday, bringing local resources to families in the form of a neighborhood carnival. The resource fair component took place inside Garden Hills, with wellness, safety and summer camp organizatio...

Campus cafes set to close

Campus cafes set to close

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 11, 2019


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

The next couple of weeks will bring some changes to some popular campus cafes. The Espresso Royale at Daniel and Sixth streets will close on May 17 due to a new development of the block. According to recent reports, the building had some structural issues and issues with flooding in the past and developer...

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