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

Shawarma Joint serves halal, Arab cuisine

By Olivia Vamos, Contributing Writer April 13, 2021
The Community United Church of Christ houses Jubilee Café and stands at 805 S. 6th Street, in Champaign March 21. The cafe celebrated their four year anniversary of serving free meals to students and community members.

Jubilee Cafe combats food insecurity

By Jacqui Nguyen, Staff Writer March 21, 2021
BrewLab General Manager Gab Wikoff serves a customer on Tuesday afternoon. The coffee shop, along with other similar businesses in the area, have had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BrewLab, coffee industry adapt to pandemic, climate change

By Matt Troher, Assistant Longform Editor October 21, 2020
A FSHN 340: Food Production and Service student prepares a salad while working at the Bevier Cafe located in Bevier Hall on Friday. The Bevier Cafe has recently established its “Everybody Eats” initiative to fight food insecurity.

Bevier Cafe launches initiative to combat food insecurity

By Matt Troher, Assistant Longform Editor October 8, 2020
Photo courtesy of veronica martinez
Chicago-based painter Tracee Badway poses in front of her mural of the Alma Mater statue wearing a KAM’s jersey, which resides in the bar’s new location at 102 E. Green St. The original mural at the previous KAM’s bar on Daniel Street was a popular photo spot for students.

Life imitates art: Classic KAM’s mural repainted reflects history, brings familiarity

Artist speaks of experience in honoring bar’s history with classic artwork
By Vi Aldunate, Staff Writer February 24, 2020
Emily McKown performing at the RoseBowl tavern on Monday.

Local businesses shine at Lovey Dovey Hootenanny Pop-Up

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Assistant Features Editor February 12, 2020
Pictured above is a Chowbus order next to the Chowbus app with the logo on the phone screen.

New food delivery app expands options to CU

By Banu Gulecyuz, Staff Writer November 5, 2019
Lillian Tate, a junior in ACES, and Elizabeth Murillo, a junior in Engineering, enjoy bubble tea at Kung Fu Tea on Friday. Bubble tea shops continue to pop up around the Champaign area.

Bubble tea craze grows on campus

By Ben Xia, Contributing Writer October 22, 2019
The new Just BEE Acaí food truck is parked on Goodwin Avenue and Oregon Street. The food truck has been soaring in popularity ever since its launch this summer.

New campus food truck wins students’ hearts

By Banu Gulecyuz, Contributing Writer October 7, 2019
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