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Editorial: Bring Portillo’s to Champaign

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board May 12, 2016

Photo courtesy of Jerry Zhang The front of Portillo's Hotdogs in Vernon Hills, Illinois on Sunday, May 1st, 2016.   Dear Mr. Keith Kinsey, CEO of Portillo’s, We recently learned that your...

Spring ball marks new era for Illinois football

By Joey Figueroa , Staff reporter May 8, 2016

It’s not often that spring practices overshadow the football season that precedes them. But for Illinois football this year, such was the case. The hiring of Lovie Smith as the third head football...

Marching Illini makes Macy's Day Parade debut

By Dixita Limbachia December 10, 2015

By Dixita LimbachiaStaff writerThe Marching Illini performed one of their biggest shows ever to TV screens watched by over 65 million people — except instead of a football field, this time their stage...

Quarterback Wes Lunt throws a pass during Saturday's game against Ohio State at Memorial Stadium. Illinois lost 28-3.

Wes Lunt happy to be at Illinois football’s helm during bowl push

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer November 18, 2015

On a cold, rainy Monday in November, Wes Lunt was where he usually is on a Monday afternoon: sitting in a chair in the Memorial Stadium press box. It’s part of the Illinois quarterback’s weekly...

Wide receiver Geronimo Allison celebrates after catching the game-winning touchdown pass with 10 seconds left in Illinois' 14-13 win over Nebraska at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 3.

Illini football celebrates a different kind of win

By Peter Bailey-Wells October 4, 2015

print headline: Win over Huskers worthy of extra celebrationCelebrations in sports are funny things. They’re rarely for the sake of posterity — a spontaneous outburst isn’t about legacy.Illinois...

Volunteers help work the packaging lines for Illini Fighting Hunger. The organization is preparing to package 148,000 meal for Saturday's Community & Campus Day of Service.

‘Community & Campus Day of Service’ builds relationships while fighting hunger

By Emily Scott April 9, 2015

Packaging 148,000 meals in one day — or one thousand for every year that the University has served the public — is no small task. But that’s the goal, and it takes a lot of organization, time, money...

Illinois basketball has come a long way since 2005

Illinois basketball has come a long way since 2005

March 17, 2015

When you’re young, you rarely think long-term. I grew up in a golden era of Illinois basketball in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when Big Ten titles and NCAA tournament appearances were the norm. I...

Dads Weekend Calendar of Events

November 11, 2014

Friday, Nov. 14 Friday Night Films: Expendables 3 7 p.m. Location: Illini Union Pine Lounge Cost: Free, popcorn will be provided for first 100 attendees Illini Student Musicals Presents: West Side Story 7:30...

Larry Kanfer's, professional photographer and 1979 alumnus, work on display in the Illini Union as part of his past exhibit “Illinois Trilogy.

Viewing from an outsider’s eyes with Larry Kanfer

October 27, 2014

Professional photographer and 1979 alumnus Larry Kanfer returns to the University with his new exhibit “Larry Kanfer: Illinois Trilogy.” In this exhibit, Kanfer features collections from Chicagoscapes,...

The Alpha Epsilon Phi House’s 1954 Homecoming decoration. The decoration urges Illinois to “Web Wisconsin.”

A Look Back: Notable Homecomings of the Past

By Bridget Hynes October 20, 2014

In the spring of 1910, seniors Clarence Foss Williams and Walter Elmer Ekblaw came up with the idea of a University “Homecoming” while sitting on the steps of the University YMCA, now known as Illini...

The Marching Illini performed during the Bears vs. Packers halftime show at Soldier Field at 3 p.m. on Sunday, followed by a performance at Navy Pier.

Marching Illini performs at Soldier Field

September 29, 2014

The stadium is about the same capacity as Memorial Stadium. It feels familiar too — the fans are all clad in orange and blue. But there’s a big difference. It’s Soldier Field. There’s about 62,000...

Illinois' Ryan Lankford runs in a touchdown at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 7. Memorial Stadium is just one of many places Illini fans choose to watch and support the team as they play. 

Spectator’s choice: where to watch the game

By Kayla Burns July 26, 2014

Fall semester means many things for a large university. Students are back on campus, classes are back in session and a new season of football begins. Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself...

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