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Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

By Claire Textor

April 3, 2016

A public forum was held at the Illini Union to discuss automatic voter registration last Thursday, March 31. Students at the University and members of the community gathered to express their curiosity and qualms with the voting process.JTVoters would automatically be registered to vote in their new d...

Student senate, community leaders promote same day voting

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 13, 2016

Maddie Wilson, freshman in engineering,JT didn’t think she was going to vote in the Illinois primary election. She wasn’t registered and didn’t know if she had the time.“I almost didn’t vote,” she said. “You have to go out of your way to vote, but these are decisions that will directly affect us and it’s important...

Reactions from the Union crowd to Lovie Smith's hiring

Reactions from the Union crowd to Lovie Smith's hiring

By Charlotte Carroll

March 8, 2016

Lovie Smith was greeted with a sea of Illinois fans at the Union on Monday and many were excited to see the former Bears' coach back in orange and blue. Here’s what five students and fans had to say at Smith’s first public appearance as the Illinois head football coach. Sam Schwaeber, Sophom...

Offenders identified from Monday pepper spray battery

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 3, 2015

daily illini staff reportThe offenders of Monday’s pepper spray incident near the quad have been identified, according to a campus safety update sent by University police Tuesday evening.The police received information that led to the identification of the “juvenile offender and others who were w...

Students express concern over Courtyard Cafe Starbucks

Students express concern over Courtyard Cafe Starbucks

By Aaron Navarro

October 27, 2015

Despite the apparent popularity of Starbucks on campus, some students have filed complaints to the Illini Union Student Programs & Activities office about the Starbucks in the Illini Union.The complaints, which have also been filed to the coffee shop itself, state the noise made by the baristas and machines ...

University uses grant to improve bike parking

University uses grant to improve bike parking

By Adam Kaz

October 5, 2015

Busy college students may take short cuts whenever possible. Sometimes it means a Sparknotes search, sometimes it’s microwave dinners.Sometimes it means rushed bicyclists will lock their bikes against nearby campus property rather than to the authorized bike parking stations.Improperly locked bicycles have been s...

MCORE project unveiled

MCORE project unveiled

By Marijo Enderle

September 21, 2015

Major construction is scheduled to begin on campus next fall, as Green Street will see the addition of a protected bike lane, a new entrance to the Illini Union and a transit boarding island.The cities of Champaign and Urbana, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District and the University unveiled the...

Espresso Royale Union location closes, new location to be opened in Grainger Engineering Library

Espresso Royale Union location closes, new location to be opened in Grainger Engineering Library

By Ben Lash

May 27, 2015

Tuesday marked the last day of business for the Espresso Royale located in the Illini Union Courtyard Café.After operating there since the mid-1990s, the shop will be replaced by a Starbucks, which will open in the coming school year.Some students said they are excited about the change and happy Starbucks ...

12 hours for the kids

12 hours for the kids

By Bella Jackson

April 15, 2015

At noon on Saturday, almost 500 students will start dancing in the Illini Union. The music, energy and movement will continue until midnight. But during that time, they will raise money for children treated at the St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield.  Dance Marathon, a nationwide organizat...

International Week celebrates University’s growing global community

International Week celebrates University’s growing global community

By Stephanie Kim

April 7, 2015

International Week offers students, faculty and local residents a chance to explore and participate in the University’s growing global community — but without leaving campus.  From April 6-12, various events will showcase and highlight the diverse group of nations and cultures that are represent...

Fun without Mom still possible

Fun without Mom still possible

By Aminah Koshul

April 7, 2015

Moms Weekend is a two-day affair during which the Moms Association hosts a number of family-oriented events, ranging from musicals to art exhibits to accommodate all of the families that will be visiting their students on campus.  Many of the activities planned strive to include everyone by catering to differe...

Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank

Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank

By Christina Oehler

April 7, 2015

Parents’ weekends are the most underrated weekends of the year. The dynamic of the relationship with my parents changed when I got to college; they were no longer the disciplinary force in my life, but they became my best friends.  I realized I have stopped trying to escape them like I did in high sc...

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