The Daily Illini

?Representative Davis voices opposition to Obama’s gun control action

By MaryCate Most

January 6, 2016

By MaryCate MostAssistant News EditorFollowing President Barack Obama’s emotional address about new gun control measures, Illinois 13th district representative Rodney Davis reiterated his opposition to gun control.“I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution and will continue to protect A...

13th congressional district candidates discuss economy, student financial aid

By Eleanor Black

February 21, 2014

Candidates running for the 13th congressional district met Thursday night for a public forum to discuss both national and local issues.   The forum began with the Republican candidates Michael Firsching, a veterinarian from Midway, and Erika Harold, an attorney from Champaign and former Miss America,...

Local food service workers rally for increase in minimum wage

Local food service workers rally for increase in minimum wage

By Eleanor Black

December 6, 2013

Despite the cold, Champaign-Urbana community members stood outside the McDonald’s, located at 1605 S. Neil St., carrying signs and chanting phrases such as, “Keep your burgers, keep your fries, make our wages supersized!” The rally was one of hundreds taking place Thursday in support of the “Fight for $15...