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Inside the hive: beekeeping in Champaign County is surging, but bees aren’t

Inside the hive: beekeeping in Champaign County is surging, but bees aren’t

Joseph Longo, Managing Editor for Reporting
March 30
Filed under Longform, Showcase

Kacey Nelson backed his silver 2005 Dodge Caravan into bushes just west of Willard Airport and a few miles south of Memorial Stadium.  

Green Day breaks social barriers at State Farm Center

Green Day breaks social barriers at State Farm Center

Meral Aycicek, Staff writer
March 29
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase

Green Day, an American punk rock band, performed at State Farm Center Tuesday. The concert was a part of their Revolution Radio tour which celebrates their twelfth album, “Revolution Radio.” The stadium filled with fog and lit up with green lights to celebrate the band. The show kicked off at ...

Jesse White Mobile Unit brings office services to University, C-U community

Jesse White Mobile Unit brings office services to University, C-U community

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 29
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Life & Culture, News, Showcase, State

University students will be able to take advantage of office services from the Jesse White Secretary of State Mobile Unit on March 29 in room 407 of the Illini Union from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Mobile Unit will include several different services, including vehicle sticker sales, organ and tissue donor regi...

Institute for Genomic Biology celebrates tenth anniversary

Institute for Genomic Biology celebrates tenth anniversary

Emma Palatnik, Assistant features editor
March 28
Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase

1206 W. Gregory Drive is home to a state-of-the-art research center where scientists make discoveries on health, technology and the environment. Wednesday marks the 10th anniversary of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. The institute was created as a place where collaborative research...

Cracked expands from food truck to permanent location

Cracked expands from food truck to permanent location

Jessica Bursztynsky, News Editor
March 27
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

Cracked, a popular late-night food option, expanded from its food truck to a permanent restaurant location at 619 E. Green St. on Monday. “I think people are excited as we are,” said Cracked owner Daniel Krause. The restaurant is doing a soft opening with limited hours until Saturday, April 1, ...

Altgeld Bell Tower chimes discontinued indefinitely for repairs

Altgeld Bell Tower chimes discontinued indefinitely for repairs

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
March 22
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

The bells at Altgeld Tower will be closed indefinitely as of March 19, according to a statement from the University News Bureau. Tours and chime performances will be discontinued due to repairs. “The bell tower work is a small part of a great deal of necessary work to be done at Altgeld and Illin...

Get ready for wins and points in the Underwood era

Get ready for wins and points in the Underwood era

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
March 20
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

While many people have had their eyes fixated on the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament, Illinois stole the college basketball spotlight momentarily with the hiring of Brad Underwood. It was the Illini’s “One Shining Moment” of March. But, there’s a strong chance this hiring will sh...

Brad Underwood introduced as Illinois men’s basketball head coach

Brad Underwood introduced as Illinois men’s basketball head coach

Stephen Cohn, Staff Writer
March 20
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Tyler Underwood’s next jersey will say “Illinois” on the front, just like the first one he wore growing up in Illinois. The difference will be on the back. This one will say “Underwood.” The last one said, “Cook.”  Former Illini star forward Brian Cook was a childhood favorite for...

Illinois men’s basketball hires Brad Underwood as new head coach

Illinois men’s basketball hires Brad Underwood as new head coach

Matt Gertsmeier, Staff writer
March 18
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Brad Underwood has been hired as the 18th head coach in Illinois basketball program history. Multiple sources confirmed the hiring of the 53-year-old coach on Twitter Saturday. Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman tweeted a photo with Underwood and released a statement on the hiring. “...

A family first: adversity doesn’t limit first-generation students

A family first: adversity doesn’t limit first-generation students

Andrea Flores, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

Daisy Alonso’s extended family doesn’t talk to her about her education at the University. Whenever she goes home and sees them, they are cold to her about it. “I don’t wanna say they weren’t supportive,” she said. “But, even today, they don’t wanna hear about it.” The sophomore in ...

Bollant leaves underwhelming legacy on Illinois women’s basketball

Bollant leaves underwhelming legacy on Illinois women’s basketball

James Boyd, Staff writer
March 15
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Women's Sports

A day after his birthday, Matt Bollant was relieved of his duties as the head coach of Illinois women’s basketball. The decision came just days after men’s basketball head coach John Groce was also fired by athletic director Josh Whitman on Saturday.  "A lot of the same emotions that I was ...

Bollant fired as Illinois women’s basketball head coach

Bollant fired as Illinois women’s basketball head coach

James Boyd, Staff writer
March 14
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Women's Sports

Matt Bollant has been fired as the head coach of the Illinois women’s basketball team. Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced the decision Tuesday after Bollant finished his fifth season with the program. He lost his fourth season in row. The Illini ended the year on a 11-game...

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