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Champaign County Sheriff puts restrictions on demonstrations

Citizens of the Champaign-Urbana district protest against the non-indictment of Champaign Police Department officer Matt Rush at the Champaign County Courthouse on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 1, 2016

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that citizens will no longer be allowed to protest inside of the Champaign County Courthouse or the Sheriff's Office.According to a press release from the office, the decision was made "in order to maintain integrity, order and decorum a...

Champaign men arrested on charges drug possession, intent to deliver

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 15, 2015

Jordan Reynolds, 31, and Kyle Thompson, 36, were arrested Thursday on the charges of possession of controlled substances and intent to deliver, according to a report from the University of Illinois Police Deparmtment. The men were arrested around 6: 45 p.m. at their residence, 610 Western Ave., Champa...

Third suspect arrested in armed robbery of University student

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 15, 2015

Cody Taylor, 17, will face formal charges for the armed robbery of a University student on May 1 in the 1000 block of Lincoln Avenue, said Julia Rietz, Illinois state's attorney, in an email Friday. Taylor, who is currently on probation for robbery out of Cook County, was arrested by University of Il...

University’s African-American population in decline

Ashley Ojiemwen, senior of AHS, studying at Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center on Oct. 22, 2014.

By Faraz Mirza

October 23, 2014

Sundiata Cha-Jua threw his hands up, gesturing to his small office in the African American Studies building. “You see this place ... this is an old house that was built in 1901,” Cha-Jua, associate professor of African American Studies, said. “They’ve been talking about a new space for African Ame...

Same-sex marriage licenses now offered in Champaign County

By Bryan Boccelli and Eleanor Black

February 26, 2014

It was 8 a.m., and what began like any other day filled with classes and homework ended with the decision of a lifetime for two University students. Marissa and Laura Meli, both third-year students in the College of Law, were the first couple in line after the Champaign County Clerk’s decision to offe...