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Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

By Sarah Foster

January 22, 2015


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Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming melodies on his acoustic guitar.She smiles. These are the moments that make her sacrifices seem...

Homeless services see increase in people during winter months

Homeless services see increase in people during winter months

By Brittney Nadler

December 10, 2014


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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...

Jurassic Grill brings new era of burgers to campus

Jurassic Grill brings new era of burgers to campus

By Lillian Barkley

December 2, 2014


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Quality burgers in Campustown are not extinct, and The Empanadas House isn’t either.  Jurassic Grill on Green Street officially opened on Dec. 1, with a new menu and plans for the future. The space was previously occupied by The Empanandas House, and though the name has changed, the owner has ...

The hands behind the venti extra-foam latte

The hands behind the venti extra-foam latte

By Mara Shapiro

November 18, 2014


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Clair Brendel wakes up at 5 a.m. to make the morning shift at 6 a.m.  At the campus Starbucks on Green Street, Brendel, a senior in Social Work, sets up the pastry case and espresso machines for the caffeine-deprived students to stumble in bleary-eyed for their morning caffeine wake-up.  “I was never r...

Qdoba caters to campus’ Mexican crave

Qdoba caters to campus’ Mexican crave

November 5, 2014


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Starting this week, visitors of the Illini Union can hear the chanting of “Come buy a burrito at Qdoba!” echoing from the northwest corner of the basement floor.  After leaving its Green Street location in 2013, Qdoba Mexican Grill has returned just down the street in the Illini Union food court...

Pumpkin spice invasion takes over food industry

Pumpkin spice invasion takes over food industry

October 14, 2014


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Pumpkin isn’t merely a type of pie consumed on Thanksgiving anymore. In recent years, pumpkin flavors have exploded in the food industry, starting a new food craze. From Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte to Dunkin’ Donuts pumpkin flavored food, coffee shops and other brands are getting in on the ...

Crunchbutton, campus’s newest food delivery app, offers options from non-delivery restaurants

October 13, 2014


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Students can now avoid the long lines at restaurants like Chipotle, Dunkin’ Donuts and Panda Express by having orders delivered right to their doorstep through the new food delivery app, Crunchbutton.  Crunchbutton allows University students to have orders catered from campus restaurants that do not alre...

Green Street Jimmy Johns involved in security breach

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 25, 2014


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The Jimmy John's sandwich shop at 601B Green St. is one of 216 Jimmy John's stores that has had customers' credit and debit card information leaked. According to a Jimmy John's press release, the intruder was able to uncover card information between June 16 and Sept. 5 by stealing log-in credentials f...

Last minute dorm shopping

Last minute dorm shopping

August 14, 2014


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After months of anticipation, the time has finally come for you to move into your new dorm room. Unfortunately, despite all your planning, all the shopping lists you scanned and all that stuff you crammed into your car, you may find you’re still missing a few items. Well, don’t worry about it, Ur...

Traditional Greek Reunion weekend hosted at University

Traditional Greek Reunion weekend hosted at University

July 14, 2014


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Regular Champaign bar-goers can now return to on-campus bars without the crowds, rowdiness and $5 to $10 covers that come with the summer annual Greek Reunion weekend. Greek Reunion was hosted at the University this past weekend, starting on Friday afternoon and ending in the early hours of Sunday mo...

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