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

Joseph Longo

Joseph Longo, Managing Editor for Reporting

I'm a junior majoring in journalism from Chicago. Prior to being managing editor for reporting, I worked as a assistant news editor and a general assignment reporter. When not working, I stay updated on all thing cinema and culture, specifically music festivals and award shows.

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To the Orange Podcast | Dan Balz, Washington Post Chief Political Correspondent

To the Orange Podcast | Dan Balz, Washington Post Chief Political Correspondent

“To the Orange” is a Daily Illini podcast with...

Daily Illini Managing Editor Joe Longo (right) interviewing Chef Judson Todd Allen (left), a Class of 2003 ACES alumnus.

To the Orange Podcast | Judson Todd Allen, Chef and author

“To the Orange” is a DI podcast with Illinois...

To the Orange Podcast | Scott Cochrane, Property and bar owner

To the Orange Podcast | Scott Cochrane, Property and bar owner

“To the Orange” is a DI podcast with Illinois...

Cynthia Barrett, Barbs Mom on Stranger Things

Cynthia Barrett, Barb’s Mom on “Stranger Things”

“To the Orange” is a DI podcast with Illinois alumni...

Robin Kaler, University spokeswoman

Robin Kaler, University spokeswoman

“To the Orange” is a DI podcast with Illinois alums...

Alumna’s new book captures rom-com New York

Alumna’s new book captures rom-com New York

Tom Hanks wouldn’t be one of the nicest guys in Hollywood...

Will Leitch, creator of Deadspin

Will Leitch, creator of Deadspin

“To the Orange” is a new DI podcast with Illinois...

Chicago International Film Festival: Faces Places captures ageless beauty

Chicago International Film Festival: “Faces Places” captures ageless beauty

At 89-years-old, Agnes Varda is not slowing down. The...

Hugh Hefner draws a cartoon on the blackboard during his time as a student. Hefner graduated in 1949.

From Illinois to Playboy: Remembering Hugh Hefner

The life of a rebellious, controversial visionary

For four months in the spring semester of 2000, Josh...

Illini fans hold up a sign during the Big Ten Tailgate before the game against Minnesota at Memorial Stadium on Saturday October 29.

Don’t confuse Block with gameday spirit

Greek life has taken over meaning of UI spirit

Jerseys, Snapbacks and socks with sneakers. That’s...

Why Sasha Velour of RuPauls Drag Race calls Urbana home

Why Sasha Velour of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” calls Urbana home

Sasha Velour wasn't home when “RuPaul’s Drag Race”...

Nick Offerman at the Japan House during one of his many visits to the University. Offerman will speak Saturday at the Main Commencement.

Commencement Speaker Nick Offerman is Urbana’s finest

It can be hard to tell when Nick Offerman is joking....

Construction workers fix a potential underground water line that broke  in front of Cold Stone Creamery on Green Street on Monday.

[Photo] Water leak in front of Cold Stone Creamery on Green St.

Construction workers fix a potential underground water...

Roger Ebert looks on in downtown Chicago.

Politics and women in film honored at Ebertfest

Following the Thursday afternoon screening of “To...

How to have fun and finish homework too during Moms Weekend

How to have fun and finish homework too during Moms Weekend

Mid-April isn’t the ideal time of year for Moms Weekend....

Kacey Nelson places a drone bee on his tongue while checking on his bee hives in Champaign, Illinois, on Monday, September 19, 2016.  Drones are male bees lacking stingers and are typically the largest variety. Few drones remain in his hives as they are the first to die in preparation for the winter season, Nelson said. Their primary function is assisting the queen bee in fertility.

Inside the hive: beekeeping in Champaign County is surging, but bees aren’t

Kacey Nelson backed his silver 2005 Dodge Caravan into...

Photo illustration of Luvvie Ajayi.

Luvvie Ajayi leaves behind important legacy at the University

She always sat in the middle of the classroom. From...

Bus 9A arrives at the bus stop in front of the Illini bookstore on Thursday, Oct 06, 2016.

Student struck by MTD bus sustains non-life threatening injuries

A University student was struck by a bus early Wednesday...

Illinois State Representative Carol Ammons speaks the rally held in front of Willard Airport on Sunday.

At local airport immigration rally: ‘This is a nation of laws’

Annie Abbott felt frustrated, angry and sad. So, on...

Women march in protest of the president Trump administration on Saturday, Jan 21 2017.

Thousands take to Women’s March on CU

Christine Hartman of Savoy sat on a bench in Champaign’s...

The alleged robber in a surveillance photo at Busey Bank in Champaign.

Updated: Champaign Police make arrest in one of two recent bank robberies

The Champaign Police Department made an arrest in one...

Cracked food truck outside of Joes Brewery in Champaign, IL. March 31

Cracked to open restaurant in location occupied by Antonio’s Pizza

Cracked, the breakfast food truck, announced over winter...

A student walks past the exterior of the Illini Inn, located on 4th St.

Illini Inn projected to reopen in proposed new building

The fate of the Illini Inn building has been up in...

The Christmas lights outside the Delta Upsilon chapter house.

Best fraternity holiday lights, according to DI poll

Each year, fraternities across campus buy countless...

The University of Illinois police on campus.

Urbana man dies from multiple gun shot wounds

On Nov. 26, METCAD 911 received a call about an on-going...

The University of Illinois police on campus.

Local man arrested for hate crime against University Muslim student

On Nov. 2, a University Muslim student rode a crowded...

A rumor circulates that a female student drown in the basement pool of the Womens Building. Now known as the English Building, she is said to haunt the building at night.

A University Horror Story: campus ghost folklore

Late one night, decades ago, a University female was...

Jay Pharoah performs standup in front of the Illini Union as part of the Univeristy of Illinois Urbana-Champaigns Homecoming 2016 Week Comedy Show on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Urbana, IL.

Part of Homecoming celebrations, comedian Jay Pharoah keeps campus laughing

From his time on Saturday Night Live to Rihanna and...

Jay Pharoah performs standup in front of the Illini Union as part of the Univeristy of Illinois Urbana-Champaigns Homecoming 2016 Week Comedy Show on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Urbana, IL.

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Jay Pharoah performs standup in front of the Illini...

Jay Pharoah performs standup in front of the Illini Union as part of the Univeristy of Illinois Urbana-Champaigns Homecoming 2016 Week Comedy Show on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Urbana, IL.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: Jay Pharoah visits UIUC

Jay Pharoah performs standup in front of the Illini...

Scene from CHRISTINE,  which played at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Ebert Fellows review Chicago International Film Festival

Editor’s note: The following content has been edited...

Democrat Mark Wicklund and Republican Rodney Davis respond to questions from moderators at the Illinois 13th Congressional District Debate Thursday night at the WILL-TV studio on the University of Illinois campus.

Wicklund, Davis stay civil during 13th Congressional Debate

Unlike the 2016 Presidential Debate last Sunday night,...

In remembrance of George Korchev

In remembrance of George Korchev

by Joseph Longo assistant news editor In high...

Students gather at the intersection of Green and Fourth Street after a shooting that took place early Sunday morning.

It happened here: Student witnesses reflect on a night of violence

Editor’s note: Camille Baer is an Illini Media...

Bree Newsome talks at the Illini Union on Tuesday. Newsome spoke about her experience tearing down the Confederate flag from the North Carolina State House.

Activist Bree Newsome continues to “fly another day”

Bree Newsome had no intention of ever getting arrested...

Bid Day 2016: Campus sororities welcome new sisters home

Bid Day 2016 featured hundreds of women flooding out...

Champaign-Urbana community unifies for LGBT issues

Veronica Bleaus sat on the back of a convertible clutching...

Students wait outside Kams to celebrate Unofficial on March 4.

A year on top: UI sobers up

In August of 2015, The Princeton Review designated...

A year on top: UI sobers up

A year on top: UI sobers up

  In August of 2015, The Princeton Review designated...

Course scheduling websites vie for University students’ attention...and money

Course scheduling websites vie for University students’ attention…and money

Coursicle, an online registration tool, gains popularity on campus.

For Joe Puccio, the University of Illinois does not...

CRCE pool is closed for construction on Monday Aug 22, 2016.

CRCE pool closed indefinitely due to mechanical failure

They’re waiting on a piece that’s crucial to the pool’s operation.

A mechanical failure closed the Campus Recreation Center...

The 2014 pledge class of  Chi Omega meet their sorority sisters after receiving their bid cards on Bid Day on the Quad, on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

Going Greek: A beginner’s guide to starting the recruitment process

The University of Illinois has one of the biggest Greek...

Tim Smith, university alumnus and Student Sustainable Farm volunteer picks a bunch of kale for a customer at the farmstand on the quad, which runs every Thursday from 12-2 throughout the summer.

Finding a club for every personality

With over 1,400 RSOs available at the University, a...

The fairies gather to sleep with the couples near the end of Act 1 during a rehearsal of A Midsummers Nights Dream in the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Finding a home in all the campus community offers

As a dual-city University with nearly 50,000 students,...

Phoenix botanical located at  1704 S. Neil Street Linn St. it is now open for business.

Doctors putting medical cannabis at risk in Illinois

Phoenix Botanical, which opened at the beginning of May, may suffer due to lack of approved enrollment in the medical cannabis program.

A new medical cannabis dispensary recently opened in...

Tackling the unwanted general education requirements

Tackling the unwanted general education requirements

General education requirements can seem boring and useless but they don't have to be.

Underage drinking citations down

Alcohol-related student code violations in the 2013-2014...

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