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

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Ryan Ash

Ryan Ash, Managing Editor for Visuals

The Eternal Flame, a gift from the class of 1912, stands on the west side of the Main Quad on Sunday morning.

[Photo] Class gifts connect old alumni to new Illini

By Matt Troher, Assistant Longform Editor February 1, 2021
Sophomore Luke Luffman works to push the arm of his opponent away during the meet against Purdue on Feb. 16.

[Photo] Illini’s conference-only schedule released

By Carson Gourdie, Assistant Sports Editor December 31, 2020
The Illinois football team takes the field before the game against Iowa on Dec. 5.

Gallery | 2020 Year in Review

By Ryan Ash December 31, 2020
Jeanae Terry dribbles against Valparaiso on Dec. 2.

[Photo] Illinois drops first game in weeks at Indiana 79-56

By Nithin Reddy, Assistant Video Editor December 31, 2020
Kennedi Myles calls for the ball from J-Naya Ephraim Dec. 2 when Illinois faced Valparaiso. Both players have chosen to play elsewhere next season, with Myles already announcing her decision to transfer to Marquette.

[Photo] Illinois bounces back with 53-50 win over Omaha

By Nithin Reddy, Assistant Video Editor December 6, 2020
A local artist performs at the Rose Bowl Tavern on Feb. 29. The Rose Bowl Tavern is one of the Urbana business that has received a COVID-19 grant.

[Photo] Urbana businesses receive COVID-19 relief funds

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting November 12, 2020
A sign resting on the wall of Sushi Ichiban instructs customers not to illegally download files using the restaurant’s wifi.

[Photo] Local businesses combat illegal downloads

By Farrah Anderson, Contributing Writer November 12, 2020
Part of the Homemade With Love: More Living Room exhibit rests on the wall at the Krannert Art Museum on Wednesday morning. The exhibit opened on Aug. 27.

[Photo] Krannert hosts Homemade with Love exhibit

By Sana Madhavan, Contributing Writer November 12, 2020
John Milton Gregorys grave rests in the ground between Altgeld Hall and the Henry Administration Building. Columnist Matthew advocates for increased appreciation of school history.

[Photo] Opinion | Appreciate University history

By Matthew Krauter, Senior Columnist November 7, 2020
Signs direct voters where to go at the Champaign County Clerks Office on Sept. 24.

[Photo] By-mail voters face unprecedented challenges

By Jade Roberts, Social Media Director November 3, 2020
The TEDxUIUC junk car waits to be hit on Saturday morning.

[Photo] Students smash cars as stress relief

By Gwyn Skiles, Staff Writer | Night Editor November 1, 2020
Junior Paulina Chmiel pours a drink before serving it to a customer during her shift at the Starbucks located on Oregon Street on Wednesday morning. Starbucks worker Aaliyah Johnson has found a comfortable balance between academics and work this semester.

[Photo] Barista’s take on additional COVID-19 stress

By Jared Ebanks, Assistant Features Editor October 29, 2020
A Champaign County ballot drop box sits outside the Illini Union on Oct. 4. Champaign County voters now have access to more ballot drop boxes after Gov. J.B. Pritzker passed House Bill 1871 to fund their installation.

[Photo] Expect election results after Nov. 3

By Sam Roberson, Managing Editor for Online October 29, 2020
Organizers and participants of the Futures So Bright 5k stand underneath the finish arc outside the Illini Union on the Main Quad on Wednesday.

[Photo] Futures So Bright 5k goes virtual

By Catherine Pavilionis, Contributing Writer October 23, 2020
A girl and her mother use a hand sanitizing station at the Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 14.

[Photo] Local pumpkin patch thrives through pandemic

By Kayla Mish, Contributing Writer October 20, 2020
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