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University student dead after being struck by train

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 15, 2015


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A 20-year-old University student was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at 5:05 a.m. after being struck by a train in Savoy, according to a statement from the Champaign County Coroner’s Office. The student was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Department after the incident.An autopsy performe...

Champaign-Urbana residents commute by car less than other big cities

Champaign-Urbana residents commute by car less than other big cities

By Jessie Webster

September 1, 2015


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The cars that race down Green Street every day may imply otherwise, but a report from the U.S. Census reported residents in the Champaign-Urbana area make up one of the lowest rates of private vehicle commuting in the country.The report, “Who Drives to Work? Commuting by Automobile in the United State...

University moves forward with proposed Willard Airport changes

University moves forward with proposed  Willard Airport changes

By Senait Gebregiorgis

May 31, 2015


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Changes to improve the operation of Willard Airport will take off this August. Students can expect to see a new marketing campaign and, eventually, new travel destinations.These changes have been unravelling for over a year, when Chancellor Phyllis Wise first organized a task force to improve the se...

House vs. apartment: the pros and cons

House vs. apartment: the pros and cons

By Bridget Hynes

February 11, 2014


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For upperclassmen, the decision to live in an apartment or a house can be a difficult one. There are numerous factors students have to consider, such as how much you are willing to spend on rent, if you plan on holding big social gatherings, and more. Below is a list of some of the benefits and downf...

Urbana accepts revised agreement with geographic tool consortium

Urbana accepts revised agreement with geographic tool consortium

By Eli Murray

February 6, 2014


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Police officers in Champaign County have a unique tool at their disposal. When they receive a call about a disturbance, they can enter the address into a database that connects officers to an array of information about the destination, such as names of property owners, or directions to the site. This “Geog...