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

Susan Elmore, co-owner of Jane Addam’s Book Shop, runs the store with her family after buying the building on a whim 11 years ago.

The woman with her nose in a book shop

By Nandika Chatterjee, Staff Writer October 13, 2021
Mearieta Clemente is a Junior at the University who performs around the world as a wheel gymnast.

A circus performer lives her childhood passion

By Aliza Majid, Assistant News Editor October 13, 2021
Derrick Aikman, owner of The Bread Company, doesn’t mind if he’s recognized for his position and just wants to make sure his business runs smoothly in the nurturing working environment he created.

The restaurant overseer and bread giver

By Jackie Barba, Contributing Writer October 13, 2021
​​Sebastian Klein, the founder of the Angel Forever Foundation, sits inside the non-profits headquarters — also known as the Foundation Room. Klein lost his daughter to suicide in 2017 and started the foundation to provide suicide prevention training and resources to parents and teenagers in Champaign-Urbana.

Father creates safe haven for his angel

By Farrah Anderson, Assistant Investigative News and Longform Editor October 13, 2021
Senior Vignesh Suresh performs stand-up comedy for C-U Comedy.

A call to laughter: life of a student comedian

By Kylie Corral, Contributing Writer October 13, 2021
Twenty-year-old Shaersti Anderson sits with her daughter Raelynn amongst an assortment of ceramics wearing a tie-dye shirt she made. Anderson’s tie-dye business is on hold but she hopes to start it back up next year.

The many passions of an artist, parent

By Carolina Garibay, buzz Editor October 13, 2021
Michael Stroller, a co-owner of CU Jiu Jitsu, shares how his love for Jiu Jitsu started.

A place to call home: CU Jui Jitsu

By George Phelan, Staff Writer October 13, 2021
Hyena, a 54-year-old furry, wears a tail in public to express himself and change local prejudices against people who appear different from them.

The man with a tale to tell

By Gwyn Skiles, Features Editor October 13, 2021
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