The Daily Illini

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...

Get the most of C-U on a student’s budget

By Sarah Soenke

July 26, 2014

It may be in the middle of East Central Illinois, but Champaign-Urbana has a lot going on. And with the twin cities being popularly termed a “micro-urban community,” the costs for many leisure and entertainment options are micro too, if not entirely free. So take a break from thinking about your newly acquired...

Where to find affordable clothing in C-U for your new job

By Alice Smelyanksy

January 28, 2014

It’s that dreadful moment you thought would never creep up on you again. You look in to an over-stuffed closet and find nothing to wear. It’s the day of your potentially life-changing interview, and you are about to leave your room wearing fuzzy slippers and a bathrobe because that’s less stre...