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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

Ben Tschetter

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

[Photo] Gallery | 2020 Year in Review

Students head towards Red Lion to celebrate Unofficial...

Junior Jacob Grandison gives Kofi Cockburn a high five after a play against Nicholls State at State Farm Center on Nov. 5, 2019. The Illini won 78-70.

[Photo] Transfers and tribulations: Tracking Illini transfer activity this offseason

Junior Jacob Grandison gives Kofi Cockburn a high five...

Students head toward The Red Lion to celebrate Unofficial on Friday.

[Photo] Gallery | Unofficial draws many students to celebrate

Students head toward The Red Lion to celebrate Unofficial...

The line for KAMs on its opening night stretched over a street block.

[Photo] KAM’s new location opens doors for first night

The line for KAM's on its opening night stretched over...

Professor Gang Wang discusses his thoughts on schools using Bluetooth to track student attendance at the courtyard cafe on Friday. One concern Wang has is smartphone data privacy.

[Photo] Campus bluetooth attendance tracking raises debate

Professor Gang Wang discusses his thoughts on schools...

Lil Yachty performs on the Main Quad for Spring Jam on April 28. The performer for this year’s Spring Jam will be announced on March 28.

[Photo] New year, new semester: what’s in store for Spring 2020

Lil Yachty performs on the Main Quad for Spring Jam...

Noah Lee, junior in AHS, presents his ID to an MTD bus driver on Feb. 23, 2018. Longtime MTD driver Earnestine “Sunshine” Crook has been driving buses on campus for over 10 years, and she is known both for driving the 12 Teal buses and for her bright smile and cheerful attitude when interacting with new passengers.

[Photo] MTD driver aims to make students’ days brighter

Noah Lee, junior in AHS, presents his ID to an MTD...

Ayo Dosunmu on defense vs Nicholls State on Tuesday at the State Farm Center.

[Photo] Illinois travels to Grand Canyon in first road swing of the season

Ayo Dosunmu on defense vs Nicholls State on Tuesday...

Students gather during a discussion session with Professor Rodriguez. Rodriguez is planning a third service trip to Puerto Rico, this time emphasizing community engagement.

[Photo] Class prepares for disaster relief trip to Puerto Rico

Students gather during a discussion session with Professor...

Student chefs prepare a traditional Korean meal on Feb. 8 for Spice Box Guests. The Spice Box is a student-run restaurant located in Bevier Hall featuring themed pre-fixe menus.

[Photo] Live cheaply by managing your finances

Student chefs prepare a traditional Korean meal on...

The new Chick-fil-A is located on Prospect Avenue. The grand opening for the new location has been announced for Oct. 10.

[Photo] Chick-fil-A to return to CU area

The new Chick-fil-A is located on Prospect Avenue....

Willard Airport is pictured in Savoy on Feb. 4. On Friday, it was announced that the airport will receive a $1.3 million grant for taxiway lighting, signage and wiring.

[Photo] Willard Airport receives second million-dollar grant

Willard Airport is pictured in Savoy on Feb. 4. On...

Thousands of students packed the ARC at the Engineering career fair on Sept. 11, 2018.

[Photo] Career fair season reminds students of gender gaps

Thousands of students packed the ARC at the Engineering...

Madelyn Childress, freshman in FAA, and Matthew Childress performed during an open mic night at Espresso Royale on Sept. 5. The open mic community was forced to find a new spot after the Espresso Royale location on Daniel Street closed in May.

[Photo] Open Mic moves to another Espresso Royale

Madelyn Childress, freshman in FAA, and Matthew Childress...

The front entrance to the Champaign Dental group on Tuesday.

[Photo] Champaign dentist offices to offer free dentistry

The front entrance to the Champaign Dental group on...

Lil Yachty comes down from the Spring Jam stage to say hello and sign things for fans.

[Photo] Lil Yachty Performs at Spring Jam 2019

Lil Yachty comes down from the Spring Jam stage to...

Aadeel Akhtar, founder of PSYONIC, shows the functions of his robotic prosthetic arm. The arm responds to human muscle activity to mimic hand movements.

[Photo] Prosthetic hand creates opportunities

Aadeel Akhtar, founder of PSYONIC, shows the functions...

Police talk after issuing a drinking ticket during Unofficial on Friday.

[Photo] Unofficial sees over 50 percent drop in citations

Police talk after issuing a drinking ticket during...

Police and security personnel care for a man with problems breathing during Unofficial on Friday.

[Photo] Students celebrate 23rd annual Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

Police and security personnel care for a man with problems...

Police officers confront a group celebrating Unofficial at Green and Third.

[Photo] Unofficial 2019: Live updates throughout the day

Police officers confront a group celebrating Unofficial...

AnnaMae Dziallo, senior in ACES and president of Beyond Coal, sorts through letters from supportive students on Friday. Beyond Coal is an RSO at the forefront of the coal divestment movement, advocating for renewable resources such as solar, hydrological and geothermal energies.

[Photo] Promoting fossil fuel divestment movement

AnnaMae Dziallo, senior in ACES and president of Beyond...

Visiting chef Charlie Kim, trainee at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, prepares tteok-galbi, Korean beef short rib patties, for Spice Box guests on Friday.

[Photo] Students run restaurant for a night

Visiting chef Charlie Kim, trainee at Gaylord Opryland...

Willard Airport on Feb. 4, 2019. The airport is located at 11 Airport Rd. in Savoy.

[Photo] Willard airport executive director takes off from CU area

Willard Airport on Feb. 4, 2019. The airport is located...

Julia Kelly looks at a painting at Krannert Art Museum’s “Between The Buildings” exhibit on Feb. 1, 2019.

[Photo] Krannert Art Museum closes after COVID-19 confirmed in Champaign County

Julia Kelly looks at a painting at Krannert Art Museum’s...

Students pack the ARC at the Engineering Career Fair on Sept. 11.

[Photo] Spring 2019 Career Fair schedule

Students pack the ARC at the Engineering Career Fair...

Engineering students talk to company representatives at the Engineering Career Fair at the Activities and Recreation Center on Sept. 11.

[Photo] Prepare past your resume for career fairs

Engineering students talk to company representatives...

After an old train depot was demolished by the Taylorville tornado, residents were surprised to find the plaque of the year it was built still intact.

[Photo] Tornado devastates Taylorville residents

After an old train depot was demolished by the Taylorville...

Madeleine Brown, president of the Books to Prisoners RSO, helps Renee and Neal Brown find books at the group’s book sale at the Independent Media Center on Nov. 3. The RSO, which started as a local nonprofit organization, aims to provide incarcerated individuals with access to reading material.

[Photo] New nonprofit RSO accepts used books

Madeleine Brown, president of the Books to Prisoners...

Rachel Buchler and Stephanie Corrales working at the Courage Connection office in Urbana on Nov. 6, 2018.

[Photo] Courage Connection hotline aides women

Rachel Buchler and Stephanie Corrales working at the...

Over 200 students at one time packed the fourth floor of the Illini Union to vote in the midterm elections on Nov. 5, 2018.

[Photo] Students line up for early voting at Illini Union

Over 200 students at one time packed the fourth floor...

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