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Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival brings pre-Halloween horror to Champaign-Urbana

October 9, 2014

While Halloween may still be a few weeks out, the Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival is bringing the creepy atmosphere to Champaign-Urbana starting Friday with live tattooing, body suspension and celebrity guests. The festival will be visiting Champaign for the first time as the final s...

Students demonstrate; call on University to reinstate Salaita

University alum Andrew Assad tears his computer science master's degree in pieces in an effort to protest the University's decision to rescind a job offer to Steven Salaita.

By Josh Winters

August 27, 2014

Outside of the Swanlund Administration Building, nearly 100 protestors assembled on Tuesday morning to call for the reinstatement of Steven Salaita to the American Indian Studies program.  Andrew Assad, University alumnus, returned to campus to participate in the demonstration. As he reached the top of the Sw...

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

Don Gerard

By Angelica Lavito

March 5, 2014

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 ...