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Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

By Claire Textor

April 3, 2016

A public forum was held at the Illini Union to discuss automatic voter registration last Thursday, March 31. Students at the University and members of the community gathered to express their curiosity and qualms with the voting process.JTVoters would automatically be registered to vote in their new d...

Champaign County Sheriff puts restrictions on demonstrations

Champaign County Sheriff puts restrictions on demonstrations

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 1, 2016

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that citizens will no longer be allowed to protest inside of the Champaign County Courthouse or the Sheriff's Office.According to a press release from the office, the decision was made "in order to maintain integrity, order and decorum a...

Urbana Police Department reports successful bike giveaway

Urbana Police Department reports successful bike giveaway

By Vivienne Henning

February 17, 2016

A bike is something that most people consider to be an everyday item. It is a common form of transportation that helps people get from place to place. But for some, a bike isn’t something they may have at their disposal.On Friday morning, the Urbana Police Department issued free bikes to citizens of C...

UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations

UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations

By Declan Harty

February 1, 2016

Update (Monday, 1 p.m.)Presidential campaign donations from Champaign County residents spiked approximately 60 percent to $84,618 in the most recent numbers released from the Federal Election Commission on Monday morning.But the county still only accounts for 1 percent of the state's total of $8...

Champaign felon last seen in Mahomet

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 30, 2015

UPDATE: Dec. 1, 12:15 p.m.According to the Champaign County Sheriff's website, the standoff in Rantoul "ended via suicide" at 1:00 a.m. early December morning. ***UPDATE: 3:55 Police in Rantoul are currently working to convince Jacob K. Morrissey to surrender from an armed home inv...

New task force to be implemented

New task force to be implemented

By Stephen Nye

October 27, 2015

A month after a panel on race relations was held featuring Champaign community leaders such as Mayor Deb Feinen and Chief of Police Anthony Cobb, the Champaign County Board approved the creation of a local task force investigating race relations.The Champaign County Board approved the creation in a 1...

Champaign County encourages more women to join law enforcement

Champaign County encourages more women to join law enforcement

By Christin Watkins

October 13, 2015

University of Illinois police officer Kristen Garcia has always had a desire to help others.“I’ve also always been a problem solver and a peacemaker,” she said. “Those things all go hand in hand in law enforcement — figure out what needs to be fixed in each situation and help that pers...

C-U Pride Fest “bigger and better” than year before

C-U Pride Fest “bigger and better” than year before

By Lilly Mashayek

September 20, 2015

People lining Neil Street cheered as members of the Champaign-Urbana for Bernie Sanders group chanted “discrimination has got to go,” while they marched in Saturday’s Pride Fest parade. The sixth annual all-day festival began with workshops and seminars at the Hyatt Place Hotel and Big Grove ...

Christie Clinic to offer walk-in flu shots

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 16, 2015

Christie Clinic will provide walk-in flu vaccinations at its Champaign location, 1801 Windsor Rd., as well as at its satellite clinics in Danville, Mahomet, Rantoul, St. Joseph and Tuscola. Anyone six months or older, who is not allergic to eggs, is eligible to receive the vaccination. While most insu...

Reginald Scott sentenced 55 years for Mundo murder

Reginald Scott sentenced 55 years for Mundo murder

By Daily Illini Staff Report

July 2, 2015

Reginald Scott, 21, was sentenced to 55 years in prison Wednesday, according to the Champaign County Clerk.Scott pleaded guilty to first-degree murder charges of University student Vicente Mundo in May. Scott and accomplice Daniel Gonzalez, who authorities discovered was a friend of Mundo,&nb...

Country Cats gives unwanted pets a second chance

Country Cats gives unwanted pets a second chance

By Lillian Barkley

April 13, 2015

Hissy, a gray-and-orange-striped cat with a white bib and fluffy fur, burrows into thick blankets stacked on a china hutch inside the Smith family’s garage. Somewhere in the building, hiding under old children’s toys or behind storage boxes, their other cat, Hidey, is being true to his name. The two...

Annual Boneyard Arts Festival launches on campus Thursday

Annual Boneyard Arts Festival launches on campus Thursday

April 8, 2015

Champaign’s 40 North will kick off its annual Boneyard Arts Festival on Thursday, with the University campus as its first stop before visiting the rest of Champaign county. The festival, which is presented annually by 40 North Champaign County Arts Council, is in its 13th year and has been growing ra...

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