The Daily Illini

12 hours for the kids

The Illinithon executive board visits with a St. John's Children's Hospital patient in Springfield. The annual dance marathon, which will take place Saturday, aids children at this hospital 

By Bella Jackson

April 15, 2015

At noon on Saturday, almost 500 students will start dancing in the Illini Union. The music, energy and movement will continue until midnight. But during that time, they will raise money for children treated at the St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield.  Dance Marathon, a nationwide organizat...

Illini try to break out of conference slump

Illinois’ Alexis Smith drives the ball down the court during the game against Nebraska at State Farm Center on Jan. 12. The Illini lost 75-56.

By By: Stephen Bourbon

January 23, 2014

Despite a start to Big Ten play that is colder than the Champaign winter, the Illinois women’s basketball team is looking to heat up at the end of a long string of road games. Illinois (8-10, 1-4 Big Ten) wraps up a three-game road trip when it travels to Michigan State (12-6, 4-1) on Thursday. The ...