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Jurassic Grill brings new era of burgers to campus

Jurassic Grill’s specialty, the  Brontosaurus Burger with Cajun Fries. The burger features two 1/4 lb. patties, one egg, ham, bacon, and any desired toppings.

By Lillian Barkley

December 2, 2014

Quality burgers in Campustown are not extinct, and The Empanadas House isn’t either.  Jurassic Grill on Green Street officially opened on Dec. 1, with a new menu and plans for the future. The space was previously occupied by The Empanandas House, and though the name has changed, the owner has ...

Sifting through the VHS bin at the Found Footage Festival

The hosts, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, open the Found Footage Festival, where they share VHS videos they find and collect. 

By Lillian Barkley

November 12, 2014

For most, VHS tapes are dusty memories in a forgotten box, technologically obsolete. But for Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, creators of the Found Footage Festival, the tapes are a comedic gold mine. The 10-year anniversary tour will be at The Art Theatre Co-op in downtown Champaign on Wednesday a...

Crunchbutton, campus’s newest food delivery app, offers options from non-delivery restaurants

October 13, 2014

Students can now avoid the long lines at restaurants like Chipotle, Dunkin’ Donuts and Panda Express by having orders delivered right to their doorstep through the new food delivery app, Crunchbutton.  Crunchbutton allows University students to have orders catered from campus restaurants that do not alre...

McDonald’s coming to Campustown

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 17, 2014

The paperwork is starting to stack as the city of Champaign prepares to review the addition of a new business in Campustown: McDonald’s. The popular fast-food restaurant is expected to be located at 616 E. Green St., with construction beginning in May, according to a press release from property mana...

Local food service workers rally for increase in minimum wage

Fast-food workers around the country are on strike again in 100 cities with supporters rallying in 100 more last Thursday, marking over a year of sustained unrest among low-wage workers in the US.  This time members of the Central Illinois community will rally in support of their effort to improve their lives, known as the ‘Fight for $15.’ The group gathered at McDonald’s on Neil and Kirby in Champaign at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

By Eleanor Black

December 6, 2013

Despite the cold, Champaign-Urbana community members stood outside the McDonald’s, located at 1605 S. Neil St., carrying signs and chanting phrases such as, “Keep your burgers, keep your fries, make our wages supersized!” The rally was one of hundreds taking place Thursday in support of the “Fight for $15...