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University students balance married, campus life

University students balance married, campus life

By Mara Shapiro

November 19, 2015

To Bill Karr, graduate student in LAS, marrying his high school girlfriend seemed natural. Karr and Olivia Russell-Karr, University alumna, met while taking ballroom dancing lessons and working on tech crew in school plays.“Getting married was easy,” Bill said. “The proposal was much scarier.”After...

Two Urbana residents arrested for armed robbery of a pizza

By Marijo Enderle

November 2, 2015

Two Urbana residents were arrested Saturday on the charges of armed robbery after robbing a victim of a pizza, according to an Urbana Police report.Urbana police were dispatched to the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Birch Street in Urbana around 7:30 p.m. after receiving a report of the robbery. A...

Historic Preservation Commission approves landmark status for future Papa Del's location

Historic Preservation Commission approves landmark status for future Papa Del's location

By Senait Gebregiorgis

July 12, 2015

The Historic Preservation Commission approved an application for the former Coca-Cola bottling plant — and future home of Papa Del's — at 1201 S. Neil St., Champaign, to become a local historic landmark on Thursday. Bob Monti, owner of Papa Del's, said he’d been thin...

Azzip Pizza to provide new dining experience on campus

Azzip Pizza to provide new dining experience on campus

By Atoosa Sayeh

May 25, 2015

Azzip Pizza will open its doors in Campustown this August and will provide customers with fast, casual pizza. The new location will be at 505 E. Green St., the former location of Jersey Mike’s Subs.Brad Niemeier, owner and founder of Azzip Pizza, said Azzip is different from other pizzerias because it provi...

FDA implements ban on trans fats

FDA implements ban on trans fats

November 20, 2013

The battle to ban artificial trans fats is finally coming to a close as the FDA issued the preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not “generally recognized as safe” early this November. This decision allows for a 60-day period during which more data can be collected, and f...