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

Salem Isaf, Assistant Daytime News Editor

All content by Salem Isaf
Professors highlight issues with Universitys COVID-19 predictions

Professors highlight issues with University’s COVID-19 predictions

As COVID-19 cases on campus surge past the administration’s...

Demonstrators march through the intersection of Green Street and Wright Street during the UIPD protest on Thursday. Protesters marched from the Illinois Police Department Headquarters to the University of Illinois Police Training Institute.

Protesters march, gather at police headquarters for cacerolazo

On Thursday evening, protesters gathered outside the...

The line for Joes Brewery stretched down Fifth St. on Sept. 17. Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen temporarily raised the age of entry to 21 for campus area bars.

Entry age raised to 21 for Campustown bars

On Thursday, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen amended Emergency...

Organizer Drake Materre, a graduating senior in the college of AHS, speaks to protestors outside of Red Lion during the Dead Lion protest on Thursday, Sep. 17.

Protesters return to The Red Lion, KAM’s

Late Thursday night, demonstrators gathered around...

Protesters gather outside of UI President Tim Killeens on Monday.

People Over Profit marches to UI president’s house

Protesters gather outside of UI President Tim Killeen's...

The Champaign City Council members discuss and vote on proposed bills on April 18, 2018.

Champaign City Council to consider excessive force settlement

On Sept. 15, the Champaign City Council will decide...

Protestors gather at the intersection of Green and Wright.

Champaign-Urbana experiences summer filled with protests against police brutality

Following the death of George Floyd in late May, protests...

A representative for Illinois Business Consulting speaks with prospective members during Quad Day on Aug. 26, 2018.

Build your own community through campus involvement

The first and most important advice that I always give...

I-Guides assist multiple families near their cars as they move their children into the dorms on Aug. 22, 2019.

A clean room makes a happy roommate

Nobody likes a smelly roommate. Nobody likes a smelly...

A student signs her name and email on a signup sheet for Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional sorority, during Quad Day on Aug. 26, 2019.

Give Greek life a chance

Most of you reading this have probably already formed...

The sun sets at Crystal Lake Park on Nov. 16, 2019.

CU offers ways to kill time in midst of pandemic

All college students must learn to deal with the unprecedented...

Demonstrators march on University Avenue during a protest against ICE on Friday.

Paign to Peace protests ICE

Demonstrators march on University Avenue during a protest...

The intersection of University Avenue and State Street sits quietly on Thursday.

Homicide investigation on State Street

The intersection of University Avenue and State Street...

Demonstrators march south on Neil Street during a protest in Champaign, IL on Sunday.

Protests continue through the end of June

Demonstrators march south on Neil Street during a protest...

Students wait to enter Red Lion on March 1, 2019 during Unofficial.

Students, community members protest The Red Lion, KAM’s

On Thursday evening, June 25, protesters gathered in...

Demonstrators march down Unviersity Avenue in Champaign, IL on June 16 during a protest sparked by the reinstatement of the Urbana Police Chief Bryant Seraphin.

[Photo] Protesters march from Urbana to Champaign, demand police reform

Demonstrators march down Unviersity Avenue in Champaign,...

Drake Materre speaks to demonstrators  on Tuesday during a protest sparked by the reinstatement of the Urbana Police Chief Bryant Seraphin.

Demonstrators protest reinstatement of Urbana Police Department chief, make demands

Drake Materre speaks to demonstrators on Tuesday during...

A group of protesters marches down Neil street in Champaign, IL during the Deliverance Revival Protest on Sunday.

Religious-oriented protesters march through north Champaign

A group of protesters marches down Neil street in Champaign,...

Protesters gather at the intersection of Springfield and Prospect during the Black Lives Matter March on Saturday in Champaign, IL.

Paign to Peace leads protest march in CU

Protesters gather at the intersection of Springfield...

Protesters march down Green St. in Champaign, IL on Monday following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25.

Peaceful protesters march through Urbana, Champaign

Protesters march down Green St. in Champaign, IL on...

Protests continue in Champaign

Several businesses in the Champaign-Urbana area were...

Professor Mitch Fisher lectures to his ACCY 201 class at Lincoln Hall Theater on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.

University extends academic deadlines for spring 2020 semester

The University has extended many academic deadlines...

Carle Foundation Hospital on March 2, 2019. Carle has made new screening tools available for patients concerned about coronavirus.

Housing clear out prepares for pandemic’s ‘worst-case scenario’

Carle Health System recently struck a deal with the...

Representative Carroll Ammons speaks outside of the News Gazette on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

Death threat sent to elected officials

A Champaign County Clerk’s Office staff member retrieved...

A photo of the car believed to be involved in the shooting on Saturday.

Champaign police investigate shooting

Around 9:52 a.m. on Saturday, Champaign police responded...

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016. A 17-year-old male was killed after a shooting in Champaign on Thursday night.

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 31

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing...

Spencer Hulsey updated the design for her belted kingfisher mascot idea. Hulsey, 2020 University graduate, saw her mascot design win a nonbinding student body referendum on March 9, then it won the endorsement of University Senate on Monday.

Kingfisher wins student vote, sparks debate

The belted kingfisher mascot proposal passed the student...

Andy Fung, a sophomore in DGS looks up the exact address for his residence hall so his ballot may be printed at the Illini Union on March 5.

Champaign County primary results

The 2020 Illinois primary elections were held on Tuesday,...

Alexis Perezchica and Chris Ackerman-Avila celebrate with each other after winning the Illinois Student Government election at Illini Union Rooms B and C on Monday. Perezchica and Ackerman-Avila are the new student body president and vice president, respectively.

Election complaints hang over contested executive race

According to preliminary vote counts, Alexis Perezchica,...

A man receives a haircut at Depot Barber Shop located at  100 N. Chestnut St. Friday.
The street, located in downtown Champaign, is now part of the certified national historic district.

Downtown Champaign streets recognized as national historic district

This past January, the U.S. Department of the Interior...

Students celebrate Unofficial at Murphy’s in 2001. Since 1995, the drinking holiday has grown out of the bars and now involves the entire campus.

From crawl to celebration: Unofficial’s history since 1995

Beginning in the spring of 1995, many Campustown bars...

Student Body President Connor Josellis, pictured in his office at the Illini Union, speaks about the procedure of the upcoming Illinois Student Government election and the candidates running for office. He suggests running an in-person and online campaign to reach voters.

Student elections change guidelines

On March 4 and March 5, the campus-wide student elections...

Nataly Esparza, junior in LAS and assistant to the director of governmental affairs, answers some inquiries about the resolution she wrote on Friday. The resolution is titled “At Risk of Losing the House.”

Illinois Student Government takes interest in U.S. census

Along with the new decade comes, for many of us, a...

Technology Services Chief Communications Officer Jason Choi explains how he and his colleagues combat scam emails sent to Illinois students on Tuesday.

Department warns students of scam emails

Everyone with an email account is susceptible to phishing...

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.

Campus bluetooth attendance tracking raises debate

Colleges across the country are beginning to use tracking...

Students study for finals on the second floor of Grainger Engineering Library on May 6.

Libraries extend hours during finals season

Buildings open for all day, night starting Thursday

Many of the libraries around campus began extending...

Madelyn Foster, public relations chair for the Illini Democrats, speaks about the DACA policy at the Courtyard Cafe in the Illini Union on Saturday. Many UI students speak in favor of the DACA policy in the face of possible removal by the Trump administration.

University responds to possible DACA repeal

In the wake of the Trump administration’s efforts...

Lebanese students show solidarity with protesters in Lebanon on the Main Quad on Oct. 18. The protests reflect government corruption, and Lebanese students at the University wish to support those protesting to advocate for a better future for their country.

Protests in Lebanon influence campus

Beginning Oct. 17, protests erupted all across the...

Student Body President Connor Josellis sits in his office in the Illini Union on Saturday. The Illini Student Government is working to lower textbook prices along with pushing for more use of open-source textbooks.

ISG sets out to make textbooks more affordable

By Salem Isaf Contributing Writer This year’s Illinois...

Brandon Lehman assists customer at his business on Tuesday. Students have received services years before the store opened.

Heart and sole: Shoe Refresh opens doors in Champaign

Shoe Refresh recently opened its first brick and mortar...

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