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University of Illinois "All Gender" RestroomsMonday, 8 February 2016
The University of Illinois has now added "All Gender Restroom" signs to a few restrooms on campus.
The Chancellor and Provost Committee on LGBTQ Concerns say the signs are to identify single-use, locking capable restroom facilities in campus buildings.
University of Illinois Professor Cris Mayo says currently there are plans to add the signs to more restrooms on campus. ... READ MORE >>
U of I ApplicationsFriday, 5 February 2016
Students applying to the University of Illinois no longer have to wonder if their applications are in jeopardy.
Associate Chancellor for the Office of Public Affairs Robin Kaler says about 22,000 students have been accepted to the campus.
Kaler says overall, approximately 37,000 students applied breaking the previous record.
Officials say the decisions were released at f ... READ MORE >>
Champaign ScamFriday, 5 February 2016
Champaign residents are being warned of a new phone scam.
Authorities say scammers are calling residents telling them they have failed to show for jury duty, and need to a pay a fee to avoid being arrested.
Police say in some cases the callers have left a false call back number.
The sheriff's office says if you receive one of these calls, do N ... READ MORE >>
Rider ArrestFriday, 5 February 2016
A Mattoon man is behind bars tonight after police say he engaged in inappropriate relations with a minor.
27 year old Jonathan Rider is charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse and Grooming.
Authorities say Rider allegedly used an electronic device to solicit nude images from a minor.
Rider remains in the Coles County jail while he waits for his f ... READ MORE >>