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Illegal in Illinois, unacceptable on campus

By Greg Caceres, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Crime is ever present on this campus. University massmails routinely indicate the student body’s failure to do what is right. In these emails, a large variety of crimes are listed: from arson to drag racing, sexual and physical assault to murder, and even bomb threats. Granted, the University’s cri...

Doctors putting medical cannabis at risk in Illinois

Doctors putting medical cannabis at risk in Illinois

By Joseph Longo, Assistant news editor

May 27, 2016


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

A new medical cannabis dispensary recently opened in Champaign. However, there is one thing they might be missing: patients. Phoenix Botanical, at 1704 S. Neil Street Linn St, is the first medical cannabis dispensary in the Champaign-Urbana area. But an underappreciated medical cannabis program in...

Editorial: Bring Portillo’s to Champaign

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Photo courtesy of Jerry Zhang The front of Portillo's Hotdogs in Vernon Hills, Illinois on Sunday, May 1st, 2016.   Dear Mr. Keith Kinsey, CEO of Portillo’s, We recently learned that your company is certainly opening a restaurant in Normal, and merely considering a Champaign location. ...

Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

By Lilly Mashayek

May 9, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

From exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer, this year had its fair share of intriguing and notable tech stories in the news. Along with an increasing emphasis on entrepreneurial opportunities, students and staff at the University made their mark in the tech world. Here’s a look at this year’...

Year in Review: Infant death on campus

May 9, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Crime, News

On March 13, Lindsay L. Johnson was found by University Police near the music building after allegedly murdering her infant son in Bousfield hall. Last week, Tuesday, May 3rd, Assistant State's Attorney Tony Ortega issued a subpoena for Johnson’s medical records from her visit to McKinley Health Cent...

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

By Megan Jones

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

Some non-tenure faculty hope to show University administrators the importance of their work by exploring striking in the near future. The Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition Local 6546 voted to explore striking through a committee and will continue to call for labor action, said Union President Shawn Gilmor...

Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

By Megan Jones

April 4, 2016


Filed under News

Athena, a 9-month-old infant, was in attendance at Beyond Coal’s rally Monday. While she couldn’t speak words or even hold a poster in support of divesting from coal, she represented something bigger — the future. Joe Edwards, co-president of Beyond Coal and Athena’s father, said his daugh...

Student resolution urges University to divest from coal

By Megan Jones

March 30, 2016


Filed under News

After years of pushing for the University to divest its $5.1 million investment in coal holdings, a student-led resolution will be voted on by the Academic Senate on Monday.The resolution calls on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees to divest from coal operators and mining companies. This is not...

Trustee candidates release joint statement of solidarity

Trustee candidates release joint statement of solidarity

By Samantha Jones Toal Assistant News Editor

March 29, 2016


Filed under News

TWEET: Trustee candidates release a joint statement of solidarity given the student trustee election controversy Collin Schumock and Spencer Haydary released a joint statement of solidarity in light of the student trustee election controversy. Haydary and Schumock, both juniors in LAS, were the two ...

Illinois Student Senate elects student body president, vice presidents, treasurer

Illinois Student Senate elects student body president, vice presidents, treasurer

By Claire Textor

March 29, 2016


Filed under News

Last spring, photos on social media of members of the Alpha Phi sorority and Acacia fraternity dressed in sombreros and turbans solicited a variety of responses. “Not Just a Party,” a Facebook group of student activists, made a series of demands including, but not limited to a three-year suspension...

University to hold presentations on campus budget

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 2, 2016


Filed under News

Interim Provost Edward Feser sent a massmail to the University community Wednesday morning inviting all faculty, staff and students to attend presentations regarding the current campus budget situation. There will be three different discussion held throughout the month of March, which are in response...

Suburban Express trial verdict expected May 2

Suburban Express trial verdict expected May 2

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 29, 2016


Filed under News

The criminal case against Suburban Express owner Dennis Toeppen went to trial last week in Lake County.Toeppen was charged with online harassment in July and pleaded not guilty to the charges on Aug. 8, 2014 after allegedly harassing former University student Jeremy Leval for posting on Facebook abo...

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