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Mobile educational tour HungerU comes to University for event

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 3, 2015

daily illini staff reportsHungerU, a mobile tour that aims to educate college students on world hunger, will host an event at the University on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Main Quad.The HungerU tour visits universities around the country to help spread awareness about hunger in America and ac...

Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

By Emily Scott

April 14, 2015

On a warm April evening, Durl and Jan Kruse relaxed with their friends after they finished a Japanese-fusion meal at the Red Herring, Urbana’s first all-vegan restaurant. Jan showed off two loyalty cards covered in little red herring-shaped stamps.  “I’m saving this one for a friend,” she said.  ...

Two trombonists making a name in jazz

By Sarah Foster

January 29, 2015

Jim Pugh has a variety of extraordinary experiences to share with his students.Throughout his half-century-long musicianship, the trombonist and professor of jazz studies has written and directed pieces for symphonies. He’s soloed on soundtracks for feature films, and he’s had his head smashed in a tr...

Fire reported at Empire Chinese Restaurant

Fire reported at Empire Chinese Restaurant

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 5, 2014

Champaign firefighters responded to a fire at Empire Chinese Restaurant, 410 E. Green St. at 4:17 p.m. When firefighters arrived on scene they found smoke coming from the front of the building, according to a press release from the Champaign Fire Department. The fire initially started in the restaurant’s kitchen and al...