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

Lester McKeever became the 60th Black CPA in the United States in 1960. McKeever studied accounting and joined the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity during his time at the University.

UI Alumnus Lester McKeever makes CPA history

By Matt Troher, Assistant Features Editor March 21, 2022
Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons speaks during a Black Lives Matter protest during the summer of 2020. Ammons talks about his journey to becoming the country clerk in 2018.

From addiction to election: How to break the glass ceiling

Despite a rough start, Aaron Ammons became the first elected African American County Clerk in Champaign County
By Faith Allendorf, Features Editor February 1, 2022
Kevin King plays the saxophone outside of The Canopy Club on Sept. 20, 2019. King, a graduate of FAA, plays a wide range of instruments, but has been more drawn to the saxophone.

Kevin King, the saxophone king

By Nandika Chatterjee, Staff Writer January 17, 2022
Jake Luce, senior in LAS, performing with his band Kangaroo Court. Luce has big plans for Kangaroo Court in the future with a first single release and album coming soon.

A man and his band

By Nandika Chatterjee, Staff Writer December 29, 2021
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