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Guest speakers and supporters at the I-CAUSE rally at the U of I Urbana campus
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Campus Groups Rally In Support Of DACA Students

University of Illinois students living in the US without legal authorization talked about how their status keeps them from reaching their full potential at a campus rally Friday. I-CAUSE, or the Illinois Coalition Assisting Undocumented Students' Education, held the second annual 'Coming Out of the Shadows' event on the U of I campus quad. The group also provides training to other students and faculty on how to become advocates.

UI Counseling Center DIrector Carla McCowan addresses a crowd at the Urbana campus Quad Tuesday,
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U Of I Students, Community, Honor Shooting Victim

Many have heard the name George Korchev since the suburban Chicago man died in a weekend shooting in the University of Illinois’ Campustown neighborhood. About 300 from the campus and community have now learned a bit about who he was, while honoring his memory on the Urbana campus quad Tuesday night. Speakers included friend and U of I student Erik Lasaine, who was injured in the shootings early Sunday morning on Green Street.

 of I Police Capt. Matt Myrick, Champaign Sgt. Joe Ketchum, and U of I Vice Chancellor Renee Romano discuss "Unofficial" St. Patrick's Day at the Champaign Police Department Wednesday.
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C-U Law Enforcement, University, Prepare for ‘Unofficial’

A number of U of I students and guests from other schools are expected in the Campustown neighborhood Friday for Unofficial St. Patrick's Day, the binge drinking event that started as a bar promotion in the mid-90's. Extra patrols will be in place around campus, and Champaign and Urbana have emergency orders in place, including a ban on keg permits, and U of I dorms have banned overnight guests.

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