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Timeless lead singer, Cal Shapiro, freestyle raps a song about the University during Spring Jam at the Main Quad on Sunday.

First annual Spring Jam concert brings B.o.B., Timeflies

April 27, 2015

A location students usually use to study and commute to class was converted into a stage and outdoor concert venue Sunday afternoon. The University’s first annual Spring Jam concert hosted well-known...

Champaign City Council increases funding for youth programs

By Angelica Lavito March 19, 2014

The Champaign City Council reviewed its Annual Action Plan for 2014-2015 at Tuesday’s meeting. The council chose to pursue the recommended plan, which includes increasing funding to the city’s CommUnity...

Unofficial participants pose for photos with a student who calls himself Greenman Kirby and a dog on Green St.

Remember Unofficial through top-10 ‘holiday’ tweets

By David Rothmund March 10, 2014

Unofficial is over. Whether students went out or stayed in, many memories have been made. Local and University officials have made it through this year without any major incidents. As students piece together...

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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...

Jolie Huang and Catherine Kemp, sophomores at the University of Illinois, speak to each other in their cardboard structure for One Winter Night, which happened in downtown Champaign, on Fri., Feb. 21st.

One Winter Night raises funds for warming center

By Angelica Lavito February 22, 2014

About 500 people sleep somewhere other than their home each night in Champaign County, according to C-U at Home’s website. C-U at Home hosted its third One Winter Night on Friday. Participants spent...

Courtney Gilbert, a junior in AHS in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, leads the stroll at the AKA 100th Anniversary Stroll Competition at the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe on Monday. Alpha Kappa Alpha returned to campus in 2013 after being away for seven years.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrates Centennial

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12 marks the 100th anniversary of the University’s Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. To honor Alpha Kappa Alpha’s centennial, Feb. 12 will now be marked as “Gamma Day” in the state of...

Champaign City Council changes rules for honorary street designations

Champaign City Council changes rules for honorary street designations

By Angelica Lavito January 30, 2014

When driving through the city of Champaign, people can see street signs honoring those who have made an impact on the community. The Champaign City Council passed an ordinance at its Jan. 21 meeting that...

Buy-and-sell CU Facebook page to host first community sale event

Buy-and-sell CU Facebook page to host first community sale event

By Alice Smelyansky November 7, 2013

The summer before her senior year, 2013 University alumna Taylor Miranda became inspired by a Facebook group her roommate was in. It was a Facebook swap-and-sell community where people posted items they...

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