The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Jimmy Fitzgerald, out of Centennial High School in Champaign, commits to Illinois on National Signing Day on Wednesday.

Fitzgerald leaves Illinois football

By Charlotte Carroll , Sports editor August 10, 2016
Illinois football head coach announced Wednesday the departure of quarterback Jimmy Fitzgerald.

Public higher education cannot survive like this

By Gabriel Costello, Columnist August 9, 2016

I worry about many things. I worry about the lack of funding for public education. I worry about oligarchy. When I step back, and remove myself from this worry, there is a word present. Not an answer,...

California to Illinois: The out-of-state experience

California to Illinois: The out-of-state experience

By Michelle Tam, Design editor May 25, 2016
The out-of-state experience at Illinois is fun and rewarding.

Police blotter for April 12, 2016

By Vivienne Henning April 11, 2016

Champaign- A 19-year-old male was arrested on the charge of armed robbery in the 400 block of East Clark Street around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.According to the report, the offender stole the victim’s...

Take a peek at Illini softball coach's record before coming to Illinois

Take a peek at Illini softball coach's record before coming to Illinois

By Alex Rich April 11, 2016

Tyra Perry was hired as the University of Illinois’ second-ever softball head coach in June 2015. She spent the past 15 seasons as a NCAA Division I softball head coach, totaling 409 career victories at...

Water fountain displayed at the Illini Union on March 30, 2015.

Third annual Water Day to focus on intersection of water and jobs

By Michael Semaca April 5, 2016

A student group will be hosting its third annual Illinois Water Day at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications building April 8. MG The event put on by the University of Illinois’s...

Students honor instructors at Teaching Excellence Awards

By Vivienne Henning April 3, 2016

The 2016 Teaching Excellence Awards will be held on May 1, which recognizes impactful instructors via student nominations.The five recipients of the award this year are: Paul Magelli, professor of business...

Illinois Molefi Maat runs the 60 meter dash during the Orange and Blue meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Molefi won the 60 meter dash with a time of 6.84 seconds.

Illini men’s track led by Viney at Stanford Invite

By Will Most April 3, 2016

@IlliniMTrack kick their outdoor season off with a decent performance at Stanford Invite. #IlliniIn a season with many key athletes under redshirt, Illinois men’s track went into their weekend meet in...

Illini women's tennis goes 2-0 in Big Ten matchups

By Tim Griffin April 3, 2016

tweet: #Illini go 2-0 over the weekend against Big Ten opponentsThe Illinois women’s tennis team continued its most recent hot streak, having won five straight matches after a 2-0 weekend. The...

Illinois Student Senate holds elections for student president at the Psychology Building on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016

Student Senate committee surveying campus attitude toward new mascot

By Lilly Mashayek April 3, 2016

The University may begin to look for a new mascot, depending on the findings from an exploratory committee.ejThe committee, created by the Illinois Student Senate, is not officially launching a search...

The new Maize location will be at the Station, Downtown Champaign (100 N. Chestnut, formally 116 N. Chestnut).

Maize to open second location downtown

By Samuel Cheung April 3, 2016

With a 4.6 star review on Google and a 4.5 star review on Yelp,ag Maize is a favorite restaurant of students on campus, but its cramped space turns some customers away. “Maize is the best Mexican restaurant...

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.

Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

By Claire Textor 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...

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