The Daily Illini

Champaign organizes recycling event

By Fatima Farha

August 24, 2015

The city of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services, teamed with the Champaign Public Works Department, is holding its “Feed The Thing” program during move-in for University students to ensure cleanliness and environmentally-friendly practices as students unpack their belongings. Nichole Millage, mem...

University students use spring break trip to make a difference

University students use spring break trip to make a difference

By Liz Jassin

March 19, 2015

Some University students are using their spring break to take trips around the United States to learn about historical events, build houses for those in need and educate themselves through service. Civil Rights Pilgrimage This year, 52 students will travel on the annual U of I Civil Rights Pilgrimage, ...

Local toy drives provide gifts to kids for holidays

December 8, 2014

Three community organizations are coming together to provide toys and gift opportunities for local children and promote the spirit of giving to others during the holiday. These organizations are the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree, the University’s Office of Volunteer Programs and the Crisis Nursery. E...

Nine local Methodist churches partner in Angel Build

Nine local Methodist churches partner in Angel Build

By Abrar Al-Heeti

July 21, 2014

Volunteer builders stood in a staggered line at the construction site of Habitat for Humanity’s Angel Build. With caulk tubes in hand, they perched themselves on the foundation, laying glue for the wood floor to adhere. Habitat for Humanity started construction on a new home for community member Chel...

Champaign Cycle Co. offers bicycles, gear, workshops to community

Champaign Cycle Co. offers bicycles, gear, workshops to community

By Julia Marbach

May 5, 2014

Living on a college campus, there is no denying the popularity of bicycles as a means of transportation. That is why Champaign Cycle Co.’s mission is “helping you enjoy cycling as much as (they) do.” For mountain bikers, triathletes, road tourers or simple commuters, Champaign Cycle has the bik...

Champaign Cycle Co. prepares for fifth annual Community Used Bike Sale

Champaign Cycle Co. prepares for fifth annual Community Used Bike Sale

By Julia Marbach

May 1, 2014

On Saturday, local business Champaign Cycle Co. will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity for their fifth annual Community Used Bike Sale. Proceeds will go to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The sale will take place at the store’s Champaign location at 506 S. Country Fair Drive. Doors open at 10 a.m. ...

From firefighter to fraternity member, Tony Gallo perfects college balance

From firefighter to fraternity member, Tony Gallo perfects college balance

By Christen McGlynn and Declan Harty

April 2, 2014

As a firefighter, member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity and Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Tony Gallo seems to do it all. Gallo, junior in AHS, is currently studying community health and is a native of Gurnee, Ill. Gallo comes from a family of firefighters, and he began riding along with his father, also a f...

Professor’s team of students aid Gifford’s post-disaster reconstruction

March 19, 2014

Last November, the town of Gifford, Ill., and surrounding areas survived a tornado that left trees uprooted, homes destroyed and people helpless.  Architecture Assistant Professor Mark Taylor said he saw the Gifford Tornado disaster not only as a tragedy but an opportunity for sustainable housing t...