Introducing the new Daily Illini calendar

To our readers:

the217.com has a new name and look today.

It’s now The Daily Illini calendar — but it’s still your one-stop shop for the most relevant, up-to-date information on everything that’s going on in and around the Champaign-Urbana area.

With the calendar under The Daily Illini family, we’re able to reach a broader audience with a wide variety of interests. Now, you’ll see listings for speakers and other news events on campus and in the community and, of course, we’re still keeping our long-standing arts and entertainment listings.

It’s a work in progress. But one thing’s certain: It’s a social calendar. We invite you to contribute to the discussion by submitting events you think could draw a crowd. This is your site. This is your C-U.

— Darshan Patel, editor-in-chief