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UI solar farm construction almost complete

UI solar farm construction almost complete

By Aaron Navarro

September 30, 2015

Solar power will account for two percent of the University’s energy source next year.Construction on the 20.8 acre solar farm — located south of Windsor Road and west of First Street — began July 20 and the clean-energy project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.“They are actuall...

The girls with ‘The Yellow House’

The girls with ‘The Yellow House’

By Mikayla Ostendorf

February 24, 2015

Greeting passersby with its bright, unusual color, “The Yellow House” sits on the corner of First and Chalmers streets on the outskirts of “senior land” — a place where many students choose to reside during their final year at the University. When inviting guests over, Riley Dunne, senior in Nursing...

Repairs close lane on First Street

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 28, 2014

A lane of First Street between John and Daniel Streets will close Monday for emergency repairs on a sanitary sewer service. DUCE Construction will be completing repairs at 804 S. First St., and will close the lane until April 7, according to a press release from the Champaign Public Works Department. Northbo...

The sober experience: Watching Unofficial unfold without the ‘beer goggles’

The sober experience: Watching Unofficial unfold without the ‘beer goggles’

By Declan Harty

March 10, 2014

From Guinness, green beer, Blue Guys, and Jello shots to the occasional beer bong, Unofficial always offers a variety of beverage choices. But on Friday, my drink of choice was Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee. As drunken crowds of students sporting the colors green, white and black populated campus, I watched Uno...

Dish of the Week: Crepes from Pekara Bakery and Bistro

Dish of the Week: Crepes from Pekara Bakery and Bistro

February 19, 2014

Located in the heart of downtown Champaign, Pekara Bakery and Bistro specializes in making fresh and organic foods. “We have a bake house on First Street that we use for our baked goods, and none of our breads have preservatives or artificial flavoring,” said Ryan Schwartz, a Pekara’s kitchen staff emplo...

MTD rerouting service on Thursday

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 16, 2014

Champaign-Urbana MTD is rerouting service on First Street starting Thursday. The reroute is due to utility work on First Street between Peabody Drive and Gregory Drive and is expected to last three months. Reroute details are as follows: 1N Yellow/YELLOWhopper-Lot E-14 to Oak Street to Gregory Drive...