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

Illegal in Illinois, unacceptable on campus

By Greg Caceres, Columnist August 9, 2016

Crime is ever present on this campus. University massmails routinely indicate the student body’s failure to do what is right. In these emails, a large variety of crimes are listed: from arson to drag...

John Kasich’s insensitive approach to sexual assault

By Minju Park, Columnist August 9, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich spoke briefly at a town hall in Watertown, New York, where he answered questions including one from a student of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. His response to her...

Prepare your student for the drinking culture on campus

By Masaki Sugimoto, Editor-in-Chief May 25, 2016

As a parent, you are excited for your child to be taking a new step in life and going off to college. Illinois is a school that ranks near the top in countless categories like engineering, disability services...

Liquor license suspended at The Clybourne, bar free to re-open Monday

By Daily Illini Staff Report September 21, 2015

The liquor license of The Clybourne bar, 706 S. Sixth St., was suspended over the weekend for multiple violations.The bar, commonly called Cly’s, was cited for four violations, one of which was dismissed....

Ellen McDowell (center) stands with a group of volunteers as the director of the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen of 35 years.

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen looks to continue its values in new Champaign location

January 28, 2015

Six months before shifting locations and turning off the burners for good at the New Covenant Fellowship, the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen was on an over 30-year run. Since its inception in 1980, the kitchen...

Members of the Penny Dreadful Players ensemble rehearse in preparation for their holiday production, Tis the Season, which will be debuting on Friday.

Penny Dreadful Players presents “Tis the Season: A New Holiday Show”

By Amanda Gecewicz December 9, 2014

The Penny Dreadful Players (PDP) will present a new twist on holiday favorites in their newest play, “Tis the Season: A New Holiday Show,” on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Channing Murray Foundation. The...

“Red Zone” is most vulnerable time for sexual assault

By Brittney Nadler October 22, 2014

It’s called the Red Zone — the period of time at the start of the school year when most college sexual assaults occur.  Although the time period is debated, ranging from the first six weeks of school...

Event committee members promote McKinley Health Center’s “Alcohol Awareness: Think Before You Drink” event, which will take place Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in SDRP Multipurpose rooms.

McKinley to host ninth-annual “Alcohol Awareness: Think Before You Drink”

October 16, 2014

The Illini Union side of the Quad became littered with shards of glass and metal on Monday.  A “junked” four-door black car made an appearance to promote the issue of irresponsible drinking on college...

University students in FAA rehearse Polaroid Stories in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday.

‘Polaroid Stories’ mixes mythology with reality

By Brittney Nadler October 2, 2014

What happens when mythmaking collides with reality? That is the ultimate question in “Polaroid Stories,” a play with poetry, profanity and prostitutes that journeys into the lives of street youth on...

New study re-examines the just say no tactic in drug refusal skills training for adolescents

New study re-examines the ‘just say no’ tactic in drug refusal skills training for adolescents

By Brittney Nadler September 15, 2014

It was a girl that changed *Derrick’s life the night she introduced him to alcohol. In high school, he was the kid that got mad at friends who used substances and often wondered why anyone would hang...

Don Gerard

Champaign mayor: ‘The goal is to keep people out of trouble’ on Unofficial

By Angelica Lavito March 5, 2014

With Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day coming up this Friday, The Daily Illini sat down with Champaign Mayor Don Gerard to discuss the event. The Daily Illini: What are your thoughts on Unofficial St. Patrick’s...

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