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

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The Champaign Urbana Health Department, located on Kenyon Road, opens their breast milk depot and dispensary on Tuesday.

CUPHD reopens breast milk depot, dispensary

By Lilli Bresnahan, Assistant News Editor March 29, 2022

The Champaign Urbana Public Health District is reopening its breast milk depot and dispensary on March 29 in cooperation with the Mothers’ Milk Bank...

The Daily Illini staff Cameron Krasucki, Heather Robinson, and Drew Friberg attend the Illinois College Press Association ceremony on Saturday.

DI staff brings 23 awards home from Illinois College Press Association Convention

By Heather Robinson, Editor-in-Chief March 20, 2022

The Daily Illini staff traveled to Chicago on Friday for the annual Illinois College Press Association Conference, where collegiate newspapers from across...

The cover of the zine, Rabbiteen, displayed with other zines and comics in Quimbys, a Chicago bookstore. Rabbiteen centers around the dark alternative subculture in music, visual arts, and more.

Rabbiteen zine cultivates dark-alternative scene

By Matt Troher, Investigative News & Longform Editor January 21, 2022

Urbana’s rich music scene and indie-adjacent crowd revel in its juxtaposition to the more preppy, collegial Champaign crowd. House-shows, DIY bands and...

Ellie Guyette receives her first pediatric dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Saturday morning. Carle Health has begun to rollout COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11.

Carle Health begins COVID-19 vaccine rollout for children ages 5-11

By Weiyu Ding, Lilli Bresnahan, and Willie Cui November 9, 2021

Carle Health held its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic for 5 to 11 year old children on Saturday after the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District announced...

A man protests the University’s lack of response to their complaints about pay discrepancies and lack of respect for service workers on Wednesday. The local chapter of the Service Employees International Union will not rest until their needs are met.

UI service employees protest over wages, negotiation delays

By Ashley Gilbert and George Phelan November 5, 2021

The local chapter of the Service Employees International Union, which represents the University’s service workers, held a protest on Wednesday over the...

Local officials continue winter clothing drive tradition despite pandemic

Local officials continue winter clothing drive tradition despite pandemic

By Vivian La, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

As the spectre of COVID-19 looms into the winter, community officials and organizations are offering free winter clothing across the C-U area as well as...

Green Street in Champaign, IL winds down at sunset on April 14.

CU community cleans up looting aftermath, prepares for more protests

By Heather Robinson, Assistant Daytime News Editor June 1, 2020

On Sunday evening, Champaign, Urbana and Savoy issued a curfew in effect until 6 a.m. due to “civil disturbances” following the protests over the death...

A sewing station where CU Mask Makers created face masks for the coronavirus pandemic sits in a livingroom.

CU Mask Makers respond to high mask demand during COVID-19 pandemic

By Karena Tse, Staff Writer May 5, 2020

When sewist Megan Meyer first came across the CU Mask Makers on Facebook, the group totaled four members. However, after about a month, the 300-person...

Police confront a man and issue a drinking ticket during Unofficial on Mar. 1, 2019.

Campus crime rate drops during remote education

By Michael Caruso, Staff Writer April 10, 2020

The rate of crimes on the University campus has dropped substantially after many students have left campus or remained inside during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Following...

Kevin Love asks for spare change on the corner of Sixth and Green Streets on April 28, 2018.

Responsibility calls to community members who aid homeless

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer January 28, 2020

Rob Dalhaus feels that as a society, there is a responsibility that comes to providing support for the homeless. As the executive director of CU at Home,...

Books sit on the shelves at the Literatures and Languages Library on Tuesday. The University currently holds the title of having the second-largest research library in terms of volume and is home to the second-largest book collection in America, with over 13 million books, manuscripts and papers.

UI holds title of second-largest research library

By Rohit Jammu, Staff Writer November 21, 2019

The University is currently standing among the largest research libraries in terms of volume, ranking at number two. The Association of Research Libraries...

Lack of black hair salons inspires young stylists

Lack of black hair salons inspires young stylists

By Armani Baker , Contributing Writer November 19, 2019

Curls, braids and fades. Hair is very significant in the black community. With the lack of barber and hair salons in Campustown that cater to black...