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How to get involved in Champaign’s music scene

The sign in front of the Canopy Club located on Goodwin Ave. in the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign on Sunday, May 23, 2016.

By Christine Pallon, Buzz editor

May 25, 2016

Champaign-Urbana has long been known for its vibrant music scene. Since REO Speedwagon’s formation here in 1967 (fun fact: there’s a street called REO Speedwagon Way in downtown Champaign), the town has churned out other nationally known acts like Hum, American Football, Braid and Poster Children....

Warrior to join Salaita on "Uncivil Rites" tour stop in Urbana

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 14, 2015

Steven Salaita said he's never been a fan of authors who read directly from their books. Instead, the Urbana stop on his book tour for "Uncivil Rites," will include a public conversation with Robert Warrior, director of American Indian Studies.During the visit — which will be at the Independent M...

Books to Prisoners to ship more than 100,000 books by end of year

A group gathering at The Independent Media Center

By Brittney Nadler

September 22, 2014

Urbana-Champaign Books to Prisoners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to shipping books to inmates, will have sent 100,000 books by the end of the year. “It’s not even the middle of September, and we’ve already shipped 99,000 books before the dinner even happened, so we’re really excited ab...

Nonconference schedule providing challenge for Illini soccer

By Joey Figueroa

September 4, 2014

Now with three consecutive victories, Illinois (3-1-0) has just one more weekend of games before conference play begins, which means one more weekend of unique challenges and gaining experience as a team. In only four matches, the Illini have already experienced a variety of situations. They’ve expe...