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The Daily Illini places 2nd in general excellence at ICPA

(First row) Peter Bailey Wells, Miranda Holloway, Kelsie Travers, Megan Jones and Alice Smelyansky (Top row) Masaki Sugimoto, Lil Levant, Matt Silich, Abigale Svoboda, Declan Harty and Michal Dwojak 

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 21, 2016

The Daily Illini placed second in general excellence for daily collegiate newspapers at the Illinois College Press Association annual conference in Chicago this weekend. The general excellence award recognizes the best student news organizations based on three different size divisions, daily,...

Why Fall 2015 was a sad semester for DI Sports

Why Fall 2015 was a sad semester for DI Sports

By Peter Bailey-Wells

December 23, 2015

The Daily Illini sports staff lost another member of its extended family when former staffer Deep Chatterjee passed away.Deep hadn't done any work for us since 2014 ended — he wasn't a journalism student, and wasn't integrated into the journalism community like Brett Lerner, who passed away in Octo...

From chemist to beer enthusiast, Blind Pig owner enjoys C-U

Blind Pig Brewery in Champaign is working on finishing it's new production facility that will allow it's beer to be bottled and sold outside of the brew-pub.

By Jenny Horne

October 19, 2015

Chris Knight’s world revolves around bars.MDSpecifically, the Blind Pig bars, as the owner of the bars located in downtown Champaign.Soon, however, Knight will also be the owner of the Blind Pig beers. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his newest creation: bottled beer that will hopefully be sold i...

Not-so-Smart decision should cost point guard in draft

February 11, 2014

Editor’s note: This column is written as part of a point-counterpoint. The other column, against Smart losing NBA draft stock, can be read here. NBA Scouts are paid to ask “what if?”, and after Marcus Smart’s actions over the weekend, they’re going to be using that phrase a lot. Smart’s draft stock will — and sh...