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First annual Spring Jam concert brings B.o.B., Timeflies

First annual Spring Jam concert brings B.o.B., Timeflies

April 27, 2015


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A location students usually use to study and commute to class was converted into a stage and outdoor concert venue Sunday afternoon. The University’s first annual Spring Jam concert hosted well-known artists B.o.B. and Timeflies. The Illini Union Board, State Farm Center and Star Course hosted the...

Champaign City Council increases funding for youth programs

By Angelica Lavito

March 19, 2014


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The Champaign City Council reviewed its Annual Action Plan for 2014-2015 at Tuesday’s meeting. The council chose to pursue the recommended plan, which includes increasing funding to the city’s CommUnity Matters Program. “These are the types of things when we talk about facilitating and helping thin...

Remember Unofficial through top-10 ‘holiday’ tweets

Remember Unofficial through top-10 ‘holiday’ tweets

By David Rothmund

March 10, 2014


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Unofficial is over. Whether students went out or stayed in, many memories have been made. Local and University officials have made it through this year without any major incidents. As students piece together their weekend through pictures and texts, these 10 tweets may spark a hazy memory of the crazy “...

Champaign mayor: ‘The goal is to keep people out of trouble’ on Unofficial

Champaign mayor: ‘The goal is to keep people out of trouble’ on Unofficial

By Angelica Lavito

March 5, 2014


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With Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day coming up this Friday, The Daily Illini sat down with Champaign Mayor Don Gerard to discuss the event. The Daily Illini: What are your thoughts on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day? Don Gerard: Whenever you have great numbers of people you’re going to have a few bad ...

One Winter Night raises funds for warming center

One Winter Night raises funds for warming center

By Angelica Lavito

February 22, 2014


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About 500 people sleep somewhere other than their home each night in Champaign County, according to C-U at Home’s website. C-U at Home hosted its third One Winter Night on Friday. Participants spent the night outside from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. sleeping in cardboard boxes to experience what it is lik...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrates Centennial

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrates Centennial

February 12, 2014


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Feb. 12 marks the 100th anniversary of the University’s Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. To honor Alpha Kappa Alpha’s centennial, Feb. 12 will now be marked as “Gamma Day” in the state of Illinois by Gov. Pat Quinn, in the city of Champaign by Mayor Don Gerard, and in the city of Chicag...

Champaign City Council changes rules for honorary street designations

Champaign City Council changes rules for honorary street designations

By Angelica Lavito

January 30, 2014


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When driving through the city of Champaign, people can see street signs honoring those who have made an impact on the community. The Champaign City Council passed an ordinance at its Jan. 21 meeting that revises the application policy and implements more selective criteria for honorary street designati...

Buy-and-sell CU Facebook page to host first community sale event

Buy-and-sell CU Facebook page to host first community sale event

By Alice Smelyansky

November 7, 2013


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The summer before her senior year, 2013 University alumna Taylor Miranda became inspired by a Facebook group her roommate was in. It was a Facebook swap-and-sell community where people posted items they no longer wanted — a virtual garage sale of sorts. After realizing that many college students we...