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Allegedly armed suspect was carrying air pellet pistol

Allegedly armed suspect was carrying air pellet pistol

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

July 13, 2018


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

University of Illinois Police Department officers named 23-year-old University student Samuel Applebaum as the suspect originally thought to be wielding a semi-automatic handgun near campus Thursday night. Instead of a handgun, however, Applebaum was determined to be carrying a Beretta air pellet ...

Police shoot allegedly armed student in Campustown

Police shoot allegedly armed student in Campustown

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

July 12, 2018


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

A University student was shot in the leg by police near Locust and John Streets Thursday evening after officers responded to a call regarding a person loading a semi-automatic handgun. The 23-year-old male’s name has not been released at the time of publication. He is described as white with bro...

Japan House celebrates 20th anniversary of permanent home

Japan House celebrates 20th anniversary of permanent home

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

July 3, 2018


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

Japan House will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of its permanent home with live performances, a dinner and fundraiser, and an annual Japanese temple festival. Cynthia Voelkl, assistant director of the Japan House, said the 20th anniversary of the permanent home is important because the home helped cr...

Rally held to protest ICE agents allegedly staying in Champaign hotel

Rally held to protest ICE agents allegedly staying in Champaign hotel

By Brooke Eberle, Brand Manager

June 23, 2018


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

A rally was held in protest of the presence of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Champaign-Urbana area. The rally took place at Drury Inn & Suites, where ICE agents are believed to stay at when they are in town staging arrests, according to a press release. Around 300 community...

Political climate change

Political climate change

By Charlotte Collins, Staff Writer

June 18, 2018


Filed under Longform, Showcase

On Nov. 8, 2016, millions of Americans stayed up late. We refreshed Twitter, flipped channels, called friends, hoped, wept, cheered and lamented. At about 2:50 a.m. EST the following morning, the president-elect made his victory speech from Manhattan. ... “Now it’s time for America to bin...

Memorial held for one-year anniversary of Yingying Zhang’s disappearance

Memorial held for one-year anniversary of Yingying Zhang’s disappearance

By Howard Yun, Staff Writer

June 10, 2018


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

A year ago, Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar at the University from China, disappeared. On the anniversary of her disappearance, members of the Champaign-Urbana community gathered in the Illini Union to hold a memorial service. "We provide this memorial service so that everyone knows that the UI comm...

Yingying Zhang’s boyfriend, Xiaolin Hou, makes statement regarding anniversary of disappearance

Yingying Zhang’s boyfriend, Xiaolin Hou, makes statement regarding anniversary of disappearance

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018


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

Ahead of Saturday’s memorial, missing visiting scholar Yingying Zhang’s boyfriend Xiaolin Hou shared a statement with The Daily Illini through WeChat. The text is translated from Chinese. "What we want to say the most is still thank you; to the work of the police and the DA, to the consulate, the sc...

Common Ground Food Co-op fosters economic growth, food education in CU

Common Ground Food Co-op fosters economic growth, food education in CU

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Showcase

In a time of increasing divisiveness and ignorance, a local food co-op works to inspire inclusivity and sustainability in the C-U community. Common Ground Food Co-op is a full-service grocery store owned and operated cooperatively by members of the C–U community. The co-op has been the primary prov...

Urbana’s Muslim American Society calls for community, education at ninth annual Ramadan dinner

Urbana’s Muslim American Society calls for community, education at ninth annual Ramadan dinner

By Therese Pokorney, Staff Wrtier

June 4, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

Members and volunteers of the Muslim American Society hosted the ninth annual interfaith Ramadan "Iftar" Dinner in the MAS gym to engage with community members through prayer and traditional food Thursday evening. The dinner provided opportunities for community members to learn about Muslim culture b...

Illini Union looking to ‘Chow Down in Campustown’ to launch 13 Thursdays

Illini Union looking to ‘Chow Down in Campustown’ to launch 13 Thursdays

By Yanchao Zhao, Contributing Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase

The Champaign Center Partnership and the Illini Union will hold 'Chow Down in Campustown' this Thursday, from 4 to 9 p.m. This is a free event to launch the 13 Thursdays, a summertime promotion of the Campustown area, which is sponsored by several local businesses including Illini Media Company. “Th...

June 1 named ‘Printing Day’ in honor of University Press

June 1 named ‘Printing Day’ in honor of University Press

By Haipei Wu, Staff Witer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The University Press will celebrate its 100th birthday on June 1, along with Illini Union Document Services and Campus Mail. The celebration will feature a mayoral proclamation of June 1 as "Printing Day." Mayors from both Champaign and Urbana are expected to attend the proclamation at the Illini Union...

University professor’s missing relative from World War II found after 73 years

University professor’s missing relative from World War II found after 73 years

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

May 28, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

A B-24 bomber plane that went missing during World War II was recently found in Hansa Bay, Papua New Guinea. Eleven American servicemen were in the plane when it went down in 1944. According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, after World War II there were around 79,000 Americans unaccounted f...

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