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Make the apartment hunt easy: Red flags and must-haves to watch for while on a tour

Make the apartment hunt easy: Red flags and must-haves to watch for while on a tour

By Jaini Shah

February 24, 2015


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Whether a freshman, sophomore or junior, apartment hunting comes with its fair share of challenges, like finding a leasing company, budgeting for rent, finding roommates and paying utilities (all of which are just skimming the surface of this painstaking process). But according to Brittany Glenn, pr...

Local toy drives provide gifts to kids for holidays

December 8, 2014


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Three community organizations are coming together to provide toys and gift opportunities for local children and promote the spirit of giving to others during the holiday. These organizations are the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree, the University’s Office of Volunteer Programs and the Crisis Nursery. E...

University course to host drug take-back event

University course to host drug take-back event

December 3, 2014


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When the polymer-coated pills in the bathroom cabinet expire or go unused, many consumers simply toss them into the trash, just as they would with a banana peel or eggshell; however, these drugs often end up in the same water supply consumers use to bathe, drink and cook.  An investigation conducted by t...

Champaign DMV closes

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 14, 2014


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The Champaign Department of Motor Vehicles facility closed on Nov. 9 due to air quality concerns. Students are being advised to instead go to DMV locations in Rantoul, Tuscola, Monticello, Bloomington or Tilton. Monticello, the nearest DMV location, is a 30 minute drive for students who have cars. Stu...

New King Dad to be crowned on Dads Weekend

New King Dad to be crowned on Dads Weekend

November 13, 2014


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Fathers may call their daughters “princesses” and treat their children like royalty, but not many children get the chance to call their fathers a “king.” The King Dad Award is awarded every year to one father who shows exemplary support for their children, and gives his sons and daughters a c...

Be Kind Illinois leaves bells in community to promote kindness

Be Kind Illinois leaves bells in community to promote kindness

By Rebecca Jacobs

November 13, 2014


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An orange and blue bell dangles off a tree branch in Lincoln Hall’s center courtyard. Another hangs outside the Illini Union. These are just two of the 1,500 total bells hung in the Champaign-Urbana community in the past three years by Be Kind Illinois. Be Kind Illinois is the local chapter of Be...

OVP hosts Thanksgiving basket drive

OVP hosts Thanksgiving basket drive

November 11, 2014


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The Office of Volunteer Programs is joining together with the University community to make a difference in the lives of local families with Thanksgiving rapidly approaching. From Nov. 3 to Nov. 17, the OVP is hosting a Thanksgiving basket drive in an effort to collect 250 baskets of food for families ...

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...

Viewing from an outsider’s eyes with Larry Kanfer

Viewing from an outsider’s eyes with Larry Kanfer

October 27, 2014


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Professional photographer and 1979 alumnus Larry Kanfer returns to the University with his new exhibit “Larry Kanfer: Illinois Trilogy.” In this exhibit, Kanfer features collections from Chicagoscapes, Prairiescapes and university photography. The exhibit is open to the public at the Illini Union un...

Students compete in Mr. & Ms. U of I pageant

Students compete in Mr. & Ms. U of I pageant

By Annabeth Carlson

October 20, 2014


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Elijah Okpogie never thought he would be in a pageant. But now, Okpogie, junior in LAS, has found himself to be a contestant in the Mr. & Ms. U of I pageant, which takes place tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Illini Union Rooms A, B and C. He said someone sent him a link about the contest and decided ...

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