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Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

Senator Scott Bennett, Representative Carol Ammons, and Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten lead a discussion on the future of Automatic Voter Registration(AVS) in Illinois on Mar. 31.
April 3, 2016

A public forum was held at the Illini Union to discuss automatic voter registration last Thursday, March 31. Students at the University and members of the community gathered to express their curiosity...

Student senate, community leaders promote same day voting

March 13, 2016

Maddie Wilson, freshman in engineering,JT didn’t think she was going to vote in the Illinois primary election. She wasn’t registered and didn’t know if she had the time.“I almost didn’t vote,”...

Reactions from the Union crowd to Lovie Smith's hiring

Reactions from the Union crowd to Lovie Smith's hiring
March 8, 2016

Lovie Smith was greeted with a sea of Illinois fans at the Union on Monday and many were excited to see the former Bears' coach back in orange and blue. Here’s what five students and fans had to say...

Offenders identified from Monday pepper spray battery

November 3, 2015

daily illini staff reportThe offenders of Monday’s pepper spray incident near the quad have been identified, according to a campus safety update sent by University police Tuesday evening.The police received...

Students express concern over Courtyard Cafe Starbucks

Starbucks at the Courtyard Cafe in the Union.
October 27, 2015

Despite the apparent popularity of Starbucks on campus, some students have filed complaints to the Illini Union Student Programs & Activities office about the Starbucks in the Illini Union.The complaints,...

University uses grant to improve bike parking

A student rides a bike through the Main Quad on October 5, 2015.
October 5, 2015

Busy college students may take short cuts whenever possible. Sometimes it means a Sparknotes search, sometimes it’s microwave dinners.Sometimes it means rushed bicyclists will lock their bikes against...

MCORE project unveiled

An MCORE open house revealed plans for construction on the University's campus. This is a photo illustration of how Green Street will be designed after construction is finished.
September 21, 2015

Major construction is scheduled to begin on campus next fall, as Green Street will see the addition of a protected bike lane, a new entrance to the Illini Union and a transit boarding island.The cities...

Espresso Royale Union location closes, new location to be opened in Grainger Engineering Library

The Espresso Royale located in the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe operated for the last time on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. A Starbucks will open in the same location. 
May 27, 2015

Tuesday marked the last day of business for the Espresso Royale located in the Illini Union Courtyard Café.After operating there since the mid-1990s, the shop will be replaced by a Starbucks, which will...

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 
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...

International Week celebrates University’s growing global community

A Taiwanese American Student Club member captivates onlookers as he performs with a Chinese yo-yo during the 2013 International Week's Travel Around the World event.
April 7, 2015

International Week offers students, faculty and local residents a chance to explore and participate in the University’s growing global community — but without leaving campus.  From April 6-12, various...

Fun without Mom still possible

Fun without Mom still possible
April 7, 2015

Moms Weekend is a two-day affair during which the Moms Association hosts a number of family-oriented events, ranging from musicals to art exhibits to accommodate all of the families that will be visiting...

Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank

Moms Weekend activities that won’t break the bank
April 7, 2015

Parents’ weekends are the most underrated weekends of the year. The dynamic of the relationship with my parents changed when I got to college; they were no longer the disciplinary force in my life, but...

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