The Daily Illini

Frerichs resigns from Senate seat, search for replacement begins

By Josh Winters

December 28, 2014

Democratic Treasurer-elect Michael Frerichs filed his resignation from the Illinois General Assembly this week, officially launching the search for his successor to Illinois Senate District 52, which stretches across parts of Champaign and Vermillion counties. Democratic County Chairmen Frank Wright, Vermillion County, and...

Sustainable Student Farm grows year-round

The Sustainable Student Farm operates year-round to bring fresh produce to University Dining, from growing in the high tunnels during winter to growing in the farm's fields during summer.

October 22, 2014

At its intersection with South Windsor Road, Lincoln Avenue turns into a gravel driveway that leads to barns, sheds and a fenced-in seven-acre area of plots full of rows of plants. With only a few greenhouse frames and various crops outside, the Sustainable Student Farm is so much more than what it ap...

National Vegetarian Awareness Month brings vegetarian options to campus

The Red Herring, located at 1209 W. Oregon St. in Urbana, is one option on campus for students seeking vegetarian meals. October is National Vegetarian Awareness Month. 

October 4, 2014

The student-initiative Sustainability Chopped Competition is being held Wednesday night in Field of Greens at Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls during dinner hours. The “secret ingredient” will be based on a vegan and vegetarian diet. All four groups of competitors received a pantry list on Tuesday an...