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Illegal in Illinois, unacceptable on campus

By Greg Caceres, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Crime is ever present on this campus. University massmails routinely indicate the student body’s failure to do what is right. In these emails, a large variety of crimes are listed: from arson to drag racing, sexual and physical assault to murder, and even bomb threats. Granted, the University’s cri...

First medical cannabis dispensary in Champaign ready for business

By Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor

May 27, 2016

The first medical cannabis dispensary in Champaign, Phoenix Botanical, officially opened Monday, May 2.  The dispensary located at 1704 S. Neil St. previously hosted a soft opening Friday, April 29 by appointment only. For Dan Linn, manager of Phoenix Botanical, the soft opening allowed h...

Blotter for Sept 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

ChampaignRetail theft was reported in the 00 block of Main Street around 10:15 a.m. Monday. According to the report, the offender was issued a notice appear for retail theft.Burglary was reported in the 600 block of West Springfield Avenue around noon Monday. According to the report, the vi...

Rauner vetoes bill to decriminalize marijuana

By David Stage

August 19, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana on Aug. 14. He amended the bill to make the legal amount smaller and increase fines for possession. The Illinois General Assembly can either pass the bill as amended by the governor or the bill will die. The ori...

Illini softball still looking for answers in the circle

February 25, 2015

Illinois softball head coach Terri Sullivan has relied largely on three pitchers so far this season, but none have delivered with any consistency. Three weeks into the 2015 season, the Illinois softball team is 5-10. Though showing faint signs of success, pitching has been a major factor in Illinois’ ea...

Medical marijuana shops to open in Urbana

By Christine Olivo

August 6, 2014

Urbana residents may soon see medical marijuana facilities open for business after the Urbana City Council voted unanimously at its Monday meeting to decide where and how shops can be regulated within the city. The approved zoning amendment allows Urbana to host dispensary and cultivation centers...