The Daily Illini

$700,000 grant awarded to help community college transfer students

By Vivienne Henning

February 8, 2016

The Office of Community College Research and Leadership received a grant to help community college transfer students earn bachelor’s degrees.The University’s Office of Community College Research and Leadership, OCCRL, will use a $700,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund n...

O’Toole leads Illini football to senior day victory

Illinois' Reilly O'Toole (4) passes the balll during the game against Penn State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The Illini won 16-14.

By Sean Neumann

November 23, 2014

Reilly O'Toole was so excited he tripped over himself and nearly fell back down the staircase. The senior quarterback was running up the stairs of Memorial Stadium's Block I student section to hug his friends. They stayed on campus an extra day into Thanksgiving break to watch him play his final game ...