One of the early stops in this year’s Gold Star 500 is in Farmer City, which should provide the 20 or so cyclists the boost they need on their five-day, 530-mile journey.

One of the early stops in this year’s Gold Star 500 is in Farmer City, which should provide the 20 or so cyclists the boost they need on their five-day, 530-mile journey.

The impact of a social media trend — challenging students to "steal and damage items from schools, including toilets, soap dispensers, computers and even COVID-19 tests" — has been felt in the Champaign, Urbana, Mahomet-Seymour, St. Joseph-Ogden and Blue Ridge districts, administrators tell The News-Gazette. Twelve other districts have been unaffected.

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The impact of a social media trend — challenging students to "steal and damage items from schools, including toilets, soap dispensers, computers and even COVID-19 tests" — has been felt in the Champaign, Urbana, Mahomet-Seymour, St. Joseph-Ogden and Blue Ridge districts, administrators tell The News-Gazette. Twelve other districts have been unaffected.

“Throughout all these changes, my one goal is to create systems that were sustainable and effective for the future,” said Daily Illini Editor-in-Chief Diana Anghel. “For a long time, it felt like we were at a forefront of a battle, and we did not have enough weapons to be fighting in that battle.”

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