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Spring break allows for time with family

Spring break allows for time with family

By Claire Hettinger

February 3, 2015

College is seen as the time to escape families and be independent for the first time. But what does this mean for the people who care the most about students’ well-being, but are oftentimes excluded from this new life? Parents and siblings are often left behind, and distance can disrupt strong, happ...

Homeless services see increase in people during winter months

Homeless services see increase in people during winter months

By Brittney Nadler

December 10, 2014

Simply walking down Green Street gives a glimpse into the level of homelessness in Champaign-Urbana, and as winter months approach and rumors of more polar vortices swirl around the country, safe havens for homeless people become a necessity.  C-U at Home One of the many shelters in the area is C-U at Home...

Graduate Employees’ Organization works toward community solidarity

Graduate Employees’ Organization works toward community solidarity

By Shalayne Pulia

November 13, 2014

The University’s Graduate Employees’ Organization hosted a rally on Wednesday afternoon to support workers’ rights and to raise awareness about conflicts with University administration. The rally also addressed the GEO’s submission of an official grievance addressing the University Administr...

Poverty simulation reveals struggles living paycheck to paycheck

Poverty simulation reveals struggles living paycheck to paycheck

By Brittney Nadler

November 12, 2014

A single mother with three kids has to send her children to school, but also get to work on time. She needs to buy more groceries, but she doesn’t know how to pay for the doctor’s appointment, let alone if she can keep her family’s home until the end of the month. The poverty simulation hosted...

Natural areas you need to see

May 28, 2014

Here’s a staggering statistic for you courtesy of the Illinois Natural History Survey: Before the settlers arrived in Illinois, more than 60 percent of the state was covered in prairie — that’s about 22 million acres. Today, just over 2,000 acres of that remain. That’s crazy, right? The good...

Rodney Davis wins the Republican nomination for the 13th district

Rodney Davis wins the Republican nomination for the 13th district

By Eleanor Black and Austin Keating

March 19, 2014

Incumbent Rodney Davis defeated University alumna Erika Harold and Michael Firsching, a veterinarian, in the republican primary for the 13th congressional district. Davis won the race with 54 percent of votes, with 96 percent of precincts reporting at press time. Though Davis won the overall vote, H...

Early voting opens at Illini Union

By Eleanor Black

March 12, 2014

With one week until the Illinois general primary, the early voting station located in the Illini Union opened Tuesday at 10 a.m. It is one of eight early voting locations in Champaign County and is mandated by law as the campus early voting location, said Gordy Hulten, Champaign County Clerk. “The ...

Urbana accepts revised agreement with geographic tool consortium

Urbana accepts revised agreement with geographic tool consortium

By Eli Murray

February 6, 2014

Police officers in Champaign County have a unique tool at their disposal. When they receive a call about a disturbance, they can enter the address into a database that connects officers to an array of information about the destination, such as names of property owners, or directions to the site. This “Geog...

‘Limited visibility’ on C-U area roads

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 5, 2014

Illinois State Police is urging people to use caution if traveling through Tuesday’s winter storm. District 10 officials also encouraged motorists to travel cautiously due to slippery and snow covered roads and limited visibility. Winter road conditions on Interstate 74, I-57 and I-72 in Champaign County are being reported as snow or ice covered by ...

Economic Development Corporation showcases locally-made products

Economic Development Corporation showcases locally-made products

By Angelica Lavito

November 22, 2013

The Economic Development Corporation held its annual meeting at Hawthorn Suites in Champaign on Thursday, where they highlighted products and innovations made in Champaign County and presented their two-year strategic plan that aims to create growth in the area. The theme is chosen depending on events...

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