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

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The University of Illinois RiverLab sits at the bank of the Sangamon River in Monticello.  The lab pumps water out of the river, becomes filtered and is automatically sent through different chemical analytics machines that provide the water quality.

UI RiverLab brings laboratory to river

By Cecilia Milmoe, Features Editor September 20, 2022
DACA faces uncertainty despite sustained support for undocumented, DACA students

DACA faces uncertainty despite sustained support for undocumented, DACA students

By JP Legarte, Investigative News & Longform Editor September 14, 2022
Dining area of La Bahía Grill, located on Church Street, displays colorful decorations that brightens the mood of the restaurant.

Restaurant owners bring authenticity to C-U

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor September 14, 2022
Students wearing masks sit at a distance in the Ikenberry Commons doing school work on Sept. 18. More students this upcoming school year will experience a more normal school year with the mask mandate lifted and building access regulations.

New Year, Old Pandemic: Is the COVID cloud gone?

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor August 23, 2022
A University student scans the QR code for The Wildlife Society RSO on Quad Day 2021. Some RSOs will use a QR code as a way for students to sign-up for the club, or will require them to write it down on a sign-up sheet.

Find balance in coursework, RSOs

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor August 17, 2022
Final Quad Day gives seniors chance at new friendships, missed experiences

Final Quad Day gives seniors chance at new friendships, missed experiences

By Aditya Sayal, Assistant Investigative News & Longform Editor August 17, 2022
An Illini Wildlife & Conservation Club member talks to a student during Quad Day on Aug. 22, 2021. The University provides a wide array of RSOs that provide high energy or relaxing groups.

UI RSOs give opportunities to introverts, extroverts

By Gwyn Skiles, Managing Editor for Reporting August 17, 2022
A University student rides a unicycle on the Main Quad for Quad Day in the ‘70s. This Sundays Quad Day makes it the 51st one for the University.

From ‘county fair’ to Illini celebration

Quad Day's extensive history began with pushback in the '70s
By Faith Allendorf, Features Editor August 14, 2022
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