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Unofficial St. Patrick's Day 2016: Live updates

Those partaking in Unofficial are donning their green apparel throughout Campustown on Friday.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 4, 2016

3:45 p.m. -- Activity on campus is slowing down. Many bars aren't nearly at capacity, and students and visitors are meandering about Campustown. The Daily Illini will have full post-coverage of Unofficial 2016 throughout this weekend and into early next week. By 4 p.m. last year, over 75 ...

Campus bars not only businesses impacted on Unofficial

By Lilly Mashayek

March 3, 2016

Each year, Unofficial draws both University students and visitors to the many businesses located around Campustown, which can be a big boost to some popular campus locations.“We definitely get more customers,” said Kyle Spesard, general manager of Jimmy John’s on Green Street.He said the restaur...

University administrators remind campus of student code, state law prior to Unofficial St. Patrick's Day

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 1, 2016

Renée Romano, associate chancellor for student affairs, and Kenneth BallomCH, dean of students, sent a University Massmail regarding Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday. In the massmail, Romano and Ballom encourage students to be safe, responsible and respectful. The letter states that they are w...

What Mayor Deborah Feinen's emergency order means for Unofficial

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 28, 2016

On Feb. 19 Mayor Deborah Feinen issued an emergency order regarding “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day.” Here’s how it will impact campus celebrations Friday.All businesses located within the city limits of Champaign, bounded by Springfield Avenue on the north, Wright Street on the east, Kirby Avenue on...

Trademarking a tradition

An Unofficial partcipant walks down on Fourth Street on Friday, Mar. 6, 2015.

By Aaron Navarro

February 28, 2016

“Unofficial” is officially on its way to being trademarked — at least when it’s written on the green t-shirts that cover campus during the first weekend in March.According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO, website, the clothing company “UpMerch” filed a trademark...