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Hyatt Place opens in downtown Champaign

Hyatt Place opens in downtown Champaign

By Abrar Al-Heeti June 24, 2014

Guests to the Champaign area have a new place to stay during their visit. On Tuesday, the Hyatt Place at 217 N. Neil St., Champaign, opened its doors.  Victor Patterson, general manager of Hyatt Place,...

The new sorority on campus, Phi Sigma Sigma, will be moving into the FIJI house in Fall 2013.

Phi Sigma Sigma to take back chapter house

June 23, 2014

After making a reappearance in the University’s Greek community last fall, Phi Sigma Sigma sorority will be moving back into their original chapter house this August. The sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma will...

Libby Smith, senior in Media, sports one of her favorite summer outfits.

Summer style: dress for the occasion

By Kayla Burns June 9, 2014

There are a variety of reasons students decide to stay in Champaign after classes have ended for the summer. Between internships, jobs, classes and nights out, dressing for the occasion is important. Luckily,...

Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign limits on individuals

By Michael Doyle April 3, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday further opened up the taps on political campaign spending, with a bombshell ruling that removes the longstanding limits on how much total money an individual...

Tracy Abrams wrestles for the ball during the first round game of the National Invitation Tournament game at Agganis Arena at Boston University.

Illinois rallies to top Boston University in NIT

By Teddy Greenstein March 20, 2014

BOSTON — The motivation for most NIT participants can be boiled down to three words: Madison Square Garden. It’s the site of the semifinal and championship games. The three words that fueled Illinois’...

Rodney Davis wins the Republican nomination for the 13th district

Rodney Davis wins the Republican nomination for the 13th district

By Eleanor Black and Austin Keating March 19, 2014

Incumbent Rodney Davis defeated University alumna Erika Harold and Michael Firsching, a veterinarian, in the republican primary for the 13th congressional district. Davis won the race with 54 percent of...

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...

Eighteen people were displaced following an Urbana apartment fire.

18 residents displaced following Urbana apartment fire

By Bryan Boccelli March 11, 2014

Eighteen residents were displaced Monday night after a fire broke out at an Urbana apartment complex near campus. Urbana Fire Department fire marshal Phil Edwards said crews were called to the scene, 201...

Don Gerard

Champaign mayor: ‘The goal is to keep people out of trouble’ on Unofficial

By Angelica Lavito March 5, 2014

With Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day coming up this Friday, The Daily Illini sat down with Champaign Mayor Don Gerard to discuss the event. The Daily Illini: What are your thoughts on Unofficial St. Patrick’s...

Illinois Amber Moore drives the ball during the game against Iowa at State Farm Center on Sunday, March 2.

Lone Illini women’s basketball senior Moore’s career winds down

March 5, 2014

When the Illini women’s basketball team steps on the court to take on Iowa on Thursday for the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, guard Amber Moore will be playing like it’s her last game. Because...

A view of an Oscar statue outside the 84th Annual Academy Awards show at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, February 26, 2012. 

’12 Years a Slave’ wins for best picture, ‘Gravity’ pulls in 7 Oscars

By Ryan Weber and Karyna Rodriguez March 3, 2014

"12 Years a Slave" took home the big prize at the end of the 86th Academy Awards, and "Gravity" won seven of the 10 Oscars for which it was nominated.  Both "Gravity" and "American Hustle" were nominated...

Same-sex marriage licenses now offered in Champaign County

By Bryan Boccelli and Eleanor Black February 26, 2014

It was 8 a.m., and what began like any other day filled with classes and homework ended with the decision of a lifetime for two University students. Marissa and Laura Meli, both third-year students in...

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