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Day of the Dead Event Unifies C-U Community

URBANA – This week, the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign community joined together to celebrate past loved ones for the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) at the University YMCA. Day of the Dead is celebrated from November 1-2. Celebrations typically involve creating shrines to remember those who have passed away. Chabeli Duran, a […]

Watch live: Biden takes reporters’ questions abroad as his agenda stalls at home

Updated November 2, 2021 at 3:14 PM ET President Biden has promised delegates at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, that the U.S. is prepared to spend billions on measures to address climate change, but that legislation remains mired in intra-party squabbling by Democrats back in Washington. Biden is expected to be pressed on […]

Centennial High School upperclassmen build back school community after the pandemic

CHAMPAIGN — Ninth graders started this fall at Centennial High School with trauma. There were midday gunshots near the Champaign high school in September. Other incidents included a social media threat and a student who brought a gun to school. The rattled freshmen turned to their peer advisor, Centennial senior Hussein Al-Juboory. “They were asking, […]

217 Today: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 Today’s headlines:  Governor JB Pritzker signed an executive order on Monday declaring gun violence a public health crisis in Illinois. lllinois’ economic growth slowed down in October, according to the University of Illinois Flash Index. Upperclassmen at Champaign’s Centennial High School have mentored freshmen for the past seven years. So, when […]