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Familiar faces found in Illinois soccer’s win over TCU

Familiar faces found in Illinois soccer’s win over TCU

By Daniel Collins

August 29, 2015


Filed under Sports

It might have been the first time in program history Illinois soccer (3-0-0) faced TCU (0-3-0), but for head coach Janet Rayfield and goaltender Claire Wheatley, the match was somewhat of a reunion. For those on the Illini who didn't have ties with the Horned Frogs, the match was still one filled with mu...

Barbara Wilson to juggle life as dean of LAS and Urbana chancellor

Barbara Wilson to juggle life as dean of LAS and  Urbana chancellor

By Maggie Sullivan

August 19, 2015


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Barbara Wilson never expected she would be appointed the acting chancellor of the Urbana campus — it was never even one of her goals.“I just finished my first year as the Dean of LAS,” she laughed. “I was imagining I would be continuing that role for the foreseeable future, and I was exci...

Rauner vetoes bill to decriminalize marijuana

By David Stage

August 19, 2015


Filed under News

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana on Aug. 14. He amended the bill to make the legal amount smaller and increase fines for possession. The Illinois General Assembly can either pass the bill as amended by the governor or the bill will die. The ori...

University researchers develop technology to better diagnose middle ear disease

By Caeli Clearly

August 19, 2015


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A team of researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ECE, have developed a new technological device that will enable physicians to look through the eardrum to better visualize middle ear disease.According to the Mayo Clinic, middle ear disease, or an ear infection in the middle ear, is caused by bacteria or virus and while it is treatable, can be painful due to inflamm...

JSM Campus Center Public Parking Deck opening Monday

By Daily Illini Staff Report

July 11, 2015


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JSM announced in a press release that it will open the Campus Center Public Parking Deck, located at 509 E. Healey St., Champaign, on Monday at 8 a.m.  The four-level parking deck will be the second component of the Lot J redevelopment project to open, following Marriott TownePlace Suites' July ...

Reginald Scott sentenced 55 years for Mundo murder

Reginald Scott sentenced 55 years for Mundo murder

By Daily Illini Staff Report

July 2, 2015


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Reginald Scott, 21, was sentenced to 55 years in prison Wednesday, according to the Champaign County Clerk.Scott pleaded guilty to first-degree murder charges of University student Vicente Mundo in May. Scott and accomplice Daniel Gonzalez, who authorities discovered was a friend of Mundo,&nb...

Illinois athlete spotlight: David Kerian

Illinois athlete spotlight: David Kerian

By Christina Lorey

June 24, 2015


Filed under Sports

Earlier this month, the Illinois baseball team packed its gear, walked off the field, and officially ended its record-breaking season. The Illini finished with an overall record of 50-10-1 and were 21-1 in Big Ten play. They earned the title of Big Ten Champion and, ...

UPD, Champaign County Sherrif offering free bikes Wednesday

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 23, 2015


Filed under News

A free bicycle giveaway will take place in Urbana on Wednesday. The event is hosted by the Urbana Police Department and the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. Bikes will be free for Champaign County residents and are limited to one per-person. Each bike will be offered in its current condition. The giveaway will ...

University to build Center for Critical Infrastructure Resiliency

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 22, 2015


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The Department of Homeland Security has given the University $20 million to create a center dedicated to critical infrastructure resiliency.On June 9, the University announced it would lead the new center to improve the resiliency of critical infrastructure. This includes dams, transportation systems, informat...

Court sides with Salaita in release of documents

Court sides with Salaita in release of documents

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 12, 2015


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The Champaign County court sided with Steven Salaita and has asked the University to hand over the thousands of documents dealing with the professor’s hiring decision.At the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana on Friday at 9:30 a.m., presiding Judge Thomas Difanis called the hearing. Anand Swaminathan, attorney ...

Tyler Jay drafted by Minnesota Twins

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

Illinois lefty pitcher Tyler Jay was selected by The Minnesota Twins at the number six overall spot.Jay has shown himself to be one of the best closers in college baseball. He has gone 5-1 this season with a .60 ERA and 14 saves on the year. He also had 70 strikeouts to 10 walks g...

Illinois gets crushed by Vanderbilt

Illinois gets crushed by Vanderbilt

By Masaki Sugimoto

June 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illini baseball team had a rough outing against the defending College World Series champions, losing 13-0 to Vanderbilt Saturday.“We made nine major mistakes,” head coach Dan Hartleb said. “We walked guys, hit guys, made errors.”There was a lot of hype heading into the Champaign Super Regional...