The Daily Illini

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Tommy, a guest at The Phoenix, strums his guitar in the recreation room of the drop-in center on Dec. 16.

By Sarah Foster

January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming melodies on his acoustic guitar.She smiles. These are the moments that make her sacrifices seem...

Four arrested in campus armed robbery

By Andrew Nowak

December 21, 2014

As they were headed home from a night at a campus bar, four victims were robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning near Fifth and Clark streets, according to a Champaign police press release.  Champaign police responded to the report at 2:19 a.m. and found two cell phones had been stolen by four su...