Read more about the article MTD’s next stop: restoring its service level and curbing complaints of overcrowded busesWikipedia
The Illinois Terminal in Champaign, Illinois. The terminal provides Amtrak service, and is host to public bus service (MTD) for Champaign-Urbana.

MTD’s next stop: restoring its service level and curbing complaints of overcrowded buses

Staffing issues have led to the overcrowding of buses on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus — a problem that has been increasing…

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Read more about the article Campustown burglaries rise; Package theft plays big roleUniversity of Illinois Blog
The University of Illinois Police Department operates from the Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana.

Campustown burglaries rise; Package theft plays big role

Nearly 400 burglaries in campustown, the area surrounding the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been reported on the daily crime log in the…

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Read more about the article Theft makes up one in every four crimes reported on the University of Illinois daily crime log in past three yearsNoah Cowell
The Public Safety Building where the University of Illinois Police Department operates.

Theft makes up one in every four crimes reported on the University of Illinois daily crime log in past three years

Theft-related crimes made up one in every four crimes reported on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s daily crime log in the past three…

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Read more about the article Post affirmative action, University of Illinois to use socioeconomic data; Nonwhite student enrollment increased in the past four years Darrell Hoemann/The News-Gazette
A building on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More than 400 buildings lack emergency evacuation plans.

Post affirmative action, University of Illinois to use socioeconomic data; Nonwhite student enrollment increased in the past four years 

Despite a small decrease in the Black student population, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has seen an increase in nonwhite student enrollment since…

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Read more about the article ​​University of Illinois​ campus food pantries help struggling students, tackle stigma​; Groceries often more expensive on campus​ 
Bevier Cafe, at 905 S Goodwin Avenue in Urbana, runs the Everybody Eats program.

​​University of Illinois​ campus food pantries help struggling students, tackle stigma​; Groceries often more expensive on campus​ 

With grocery costs notably ​greater​ in the heart of campus, two University of Illinois programs are dedicated to providing food assistance to students in…

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Read more about the article COVID-19 still in Champaign County and tracked, but many cases go unreportedMcKinley Health Center website
McKinley Health Center on the University of Illinois campus.

COVID-19 still in Champaign County and tracked, but many cases go unreported

As of Dec. 4, a total of 89,129 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Champaign County since the spring of 2020, according…

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Read more about the article SafeWalks escorts drastically dropped over the last few years
A student patrol officer vehicle. The student patrol escort University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community members via the SafeWalks program.

SafeWalks escorts drastically dropped over the last few years

SafeWalks, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign program, ensures students and staff can walk back home safely at night, but the number of times…

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Read more about the article Most aggravated assaults near University of Illinois happen on Green Street, campus crime log shows Google Street View
Joe's Brewery on Google Street View. Screenshot taken on August 23, 2023.

Most aggravated assaults near University of Illinois happen on Green Street, campus crime log shows 

For every 10 aggravated assaults in Champaign and Urbana since fall 2020, four will happen on Green Street, according to the University of Illinois…

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MTD SafeRides ridership halved in past decade; University of Illinois program loses over 25,000 riders

Ridership for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s SafeRides program has declined by nearly half what it was ten years ago.  SafeRides, a university…

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