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Police blotter for May 26, 2015

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 25, 2015

Champaign — Theft was reported at the intersection of First Street and Armory Avenue at 10 a.m. Saturday.According to the report, the male victim's wallet was stolen while he was riding on a bus.— Theft was reported on the 1600 block of Sheffield Road at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. ...

Police blotter for May 18, 2015

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 17, 2015

Champaign — Criminal damage to property was reported on the 1100 block of South Fourth Street at 9 a.m. Saturday.According to the report, the victim found that the windshield of her vehicle was damaged. University —  Theft was reported at the Business Instructional Facility, 515 E. Gregory Drive, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday...

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...

Bennett advances bill to create the Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus Act

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 13, 2015

State Senator Scott Bennett, D-52, advanced House Bill 821 Wednesday to help combat sexual assault.According to a press release from the Illinois Senate, Bennett advanced the bill in order to give more protections to Illinois students. Bennett, the chief sponsor of the bill, said he experienced many ...

UI to consolidate Chicago College of Medicine regional program in Urbana

By Maggie Sullivan

May 11, 2015

The Board of Trustees Academic and Student Affairs committee met Wednesday to discuss what committee chair, Karen Hasara, said will be a challenging year ahead. “This board is being asked to make decisions that no Board of Trustees ever has before,” Hasara said. “We’re extremely concerned about ho...

University of Illinois at the Capitol tomorrow to push for higher-ed funding

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 11, 2015

Several members of the University of lllinois Board of Trustees, as well as other University leaders, will accompany alumni for the seventh annual University of Illinois Day at the Capitol on Thursday.President-designate Timothy Killeen, President Robert Easter and Chairman Edward McMillian are seve...

CPD to consider body cameras

CPD to consider body cameras

By Caeli Clearly

May 11, 2015

The Champaign Police Department is currently considering implementing the use of body cameras for police officers.The Department of Justice is funding $20 million for police departments to purchase body cameras as part of a three-year, $75 million program to allow local law enforcement agencies the ...

Champaign continues to lose black-owned businesses

Champaign continues to lose black-owned businesses

By Darrah Perryman

May 11, 2015

Contagious, hypnotic music kissed the streets of Champaign in the 1950s in what some remember as an electrifying, soul-consuming environment that lured many African-American Champaign residents out of their homes and into the busy streets for the night.“The Black Downtown,” known today as North First Street...

University develops MRI develops with fastest speed in the world

University develops MRI develops with fastest speed in the world

By Liyuan Yang

May 11, 2015

University researchers developed a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging designed to have a faster speed than current MRIs, allowing it to visualize motions of muscles clearly without interfering with normal speaking processes.The new MRI has good spatial and temporal resolution with a speed of 100 frames p...

Attorney General pushes for Prevention of Sexual Violence Act

By Caeli Clearly

May 11, 2015

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act earned majority approval from the Illinois House.She has received praise for her efforts as she continues to push for senate approval.Karyn Bass Ehler, chief of the Civil Rights Bureau in Madigan’s office, said this...

Moore named new UIF president

By Jason Chun

May 10, 2015

James H. Moore Jr. was named the new president and chief executive officer of the University of Illinois Foundation on Monday.The foundation, established in 1935, is dedicated to securing and administering private gifts for the University and its three campuses.Moore, the current president and CEO of the...

Report reveals racism on campus

By Maggie Sullivan

May 10, 2015

By maggie sullivanstaff writerTanisha King, director of the University Tenant Unionmp, said an undergraduate professor at the University once told her as a student that, “Black people don’t go backpacking because they are poor.” In response to the comment, King said she complained to the departmen...

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