The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Santa Clause waves to parade goers in front of Hyatt Place Hotel in downtown Champaign. The 21st Annual Parade of Lights — organized by the Champaign Center Partnership and presented by Christie Clinic is set to happen on Saturday at 6:00 pm.

Parade of Lights gives CU new holiday normal

By Alexis Ramirez, Staff Writer

After a one-year hiatus from in-person winter festivities,...

Mama and Baby 1, Charcoal on paper by Kinsey Fitzgerald.

The Urbana Free Library showcases accessible art with Young Artist’s Studio 

By Michelle Martinez, Staff Writer

Kinsey Fitzgerald still remembers the first art piece...

An audience sits in their seats to watch films during Ebertfest in 2018 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign. The theater will reopen for its 100 year anniversary on Dec. 28.

Virginia Theater reopens for 100 year anniversary

By Raina Kutliroff, Staff Writer

Located in the heart of downtown Champaign, Virginia...

The non-profit social justice RSO Organic Oneness hosted environmental experts from Chicago as a part of their Exchange for Justice Speaker Series with the Gamma Phi Omega sorority. The event was titled, “Missing Narratives: How Climate Actions are Producing Winners and Losers.” 

Organic Oneness hosts discussion with environmental justice experts 

By Olivia Rosenberg, Assistant buzz Editor

Three guest speakers visited the University to conduct...

A goat awaits to be pet at the Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 31, 2020. There are multiple places to visit in the Champaign-Urbana area during the fall season.

Embrace autumn with these festive activities

By Michelle Martinez, Staff Writer

Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch Get into the...

The Psychology Building is one of many places on campus and around CU that are haunted hot spots.

Beware of these CU, University haunted hot spots

Unfortunately, midterms aren't the only spooks and...

The Axe Bar is an axe-throwing bar that opened this summer in Champaign. The bar has already seen huge success, says Axe Bar owner Ryan Kern.

The Axe Bar experiences success after debuting this summer

By Becca Bertram, Staff Writer

The Axe Bar, located in downtown Champaign, opened...

The annual CU Jazz Festival will be held from October 14-17 and will bring jazz lovers together within the community.

Annual CU Jazz Festival celebrates jazz, local community

By Raina Kutliroff, Staff Writer

Running from Oct. 14-17, this year's C-U Jazz Festival...

Chaundra Bishop and Nikki Budzinski lead a crowd of womens rights activists Sat., Oct. 2 at the C-U Womens March.

Advocates march for abortion access at CU Women’s March

By Carolina Garibay, buzz Editor

Last weekend, women’s rights activists across the...

Two drag queens ride atop a white convertible during the CU Pride Parade on Saturday. The community rallied together in support of pride while honoring AIDS history.

CU Pride Fest uplifts LGBTQ+ community

By Sydney Wood, buzz Assistant Editor

Festivalgoers flocked to downtown Saturday in rainbow-themed...

Open mic night at C-U Comedy lets people share what they have to say. C-U Comedy is bringing back its open mic nights at NOLAs Rock Bar and Pizzeria Antica.

CU comedy returns with weekly open mic nights

By Isabelle Bertolini, Contributing Writer

C-U Comedy is back with “The Open Mic,” featuring...

Matt Riggs poses for a photo at the annual beer festival, held annually at Riggs Beer Company in Urbana. The festivities are inspired by Germany’s original Oktoberfest and celebrates German culture and tradition.

A ‘beery’ good time: Oktoberfest returns to Urbana taproom

By Raina Kutliroff, Staff Writer

Excited is an understatement for Matt Riggs’s feelings...

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