Gallery | 2020 Year in Review

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  • Members of the Illinois basketball team advance down the court during the game against Northwestern on Jan. 18.

  • Yoga instructor Tanya Krishnamani performs a warrior two pose at before her Vinyasa Flow class at Amara and Arts located in Urbana on Jan. 22.

  • Chancellor Robert Jones prepares to deliver the State of the University Address on Jan. 24.

  • Protesters march on the Main Quad during the Women’s March on Jan. 26.

  • Students wait in line to check out the new Kam’s on it’s first night of business, just minutes before entry on Jan. 29.

  • Guard Petra Holešínská looks to pass during the game against Wisconsin on Feb. 2.

  • Fieldy of Korn performing during the band’s hit “Blind” in Rockford, IL on Feb. 6. As drummer Ray Luzier began the opening cymbal hits, the audience roared in approval, ready to headbang alongside the song’s epic guitar riffs.

  • A worker at Maize Mexican Grill preps for the lunch rush on Feb. 9.

  • A student volunteer helps serve dinner to people at the University Place Christian Church on the evening of Feb. 19.

  • Trent Frazier fires a halftime buzzer beater that hits its mark during the game against Nebraska on Feb. 24.

  • Olu of the rap duo Earthgang performs at Foellinger Auditorium on March 4.

  • Students head towards Red Lion to celebrate Unofficial on March 6.

  • Barbers at the Depot Barber Shop cut customers’ hair on March 6.

  • Junior Giorgi Bezhanishvili celebrates during the game against Iowa March 8, 2020. Bezhanishvili announced Thursday afternoon that he is departing the Illinois basketball program.

  • The Orange Krush student section applauds a play during the game against Iowa on March 8.

  • Protesters face off with police during a demonstration following the death of George Floyd on May 30 in Chicago.

  • Protesters face off with police during a demonstration following the death of George Floyd on May 30 in Chicago.

  • Protestors occupy the intersection of Green and Third in Champaign while organizers speak during a demonstration following the death of George Floyd on June 1.

  • Protestors march down Elm St during a demonstration following the death of George Floyd on June 1.

  • Students wait in line to enter a University COVID-19 testing site on Aug. 21.

  • Students wait inside the Illini Union to take University COVID-19 tests on Aug. 23.

  • Junior Bob Rogge works in the fields of the Student Sustainable Farm on Aug. 25.

  • Organizer Drake Matterre speaks to demonstrators at the conclusion of the CC-ARC Protest on Aug. 28.

  • Illinois student athletes and protesters hold a Black Lives Matter protest in Champaign on Aug. 31.

  • Illinois student athletes and protesters hold a Black Lives Matter protest in Champaign on Aug. 31.

  • Patrons of Joe’s Brewery wait in a crowded line to enter the bar.

  • Champaign County residents vote early on Sept. 24 at the Brookens Administrative Center.

  • People wait in line to order at the Cracked the Egg Came First food truck on Sept. 26. This was the last day of operation for the food truck in the Champaign-Urbana area.

  • Demonstrators march down Green Street during the UIPD Protest on Oct. 1.

  • Prepackaged individual meals await students to pick them up on Oct. 2. The University dining halls had to make several adaptions to accommodate for COVID-19 safety measures.

  • Jessica Wynveen checks the level of saliva in her COVID-19 test tube on Oct. 9. While some are excited for the vaccine to be distributed, others are skeptical.

  • Michael Broussard assistant chimes master and second-year graduate musicology student speaks about the chimes at Altgeld Hall on Oct. 16.

  • A University COVID-19 testing site worker unloads completed COVID-19 tests to be analyzed on Oct. 16.

  • Drag performer Kelasia Karmikal performs at Nola’s Rock Bar in Downtown Urbana for the Parti Gras HollowQueen Drag Show on Oct. 23.

  • Matthis Helmick, the owner of Plant Mode located at 75 E Chester St, tends to the shop’s plants on Oct. 30.

  • Local children receive candy at a drive-thru trick-or-treating event in Champaign on Oct. 30.

  • Cardboard cutouts line the stands of Memorial Stadium as Illinois plays a game against Purdue on Oct. 31.

  • Professor Peter Abbamonte checks to see if he’s in frame for his students who choose to attend his zoom lecture on Nov. 2.

  • Students wait in line to vote at the Illini Union on Election Day, Nov. 3.

  • Sophomore quarterback Coran Taylor slips through an opening in the defense during the game against Minnesota on Nov. 7.

  • The Illinois football team takes the field before the game against Iowa on Dec. 5.

  • Junior Ayo Dosunmu goes for a layup during the game against Minnesota on Dec. 15.

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