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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

A favorite among students, a line forms outside Kams on Friday, Mar. 4

Unofficial

By Daily Illini Staff Report March 7, 2016

Students and visitors celebrated “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day” on Friday, a popular event presumably started in 1996 by campus bar owner Scott Cochrane.AGThough the non-University sanctioned holiday...

The red circles are sized proportionally to the number of incidents reported at a location during Unofficial 2015. View our interactive map here.

Interactive: West of campus saw most ticketing during Unofficial 2015

By Tyler Davis March 4, 2016

During Unofficial Saint Patrick's Day 2015, Champaign, Urbana and University police officers issued 138 citations, according to data received from the police departments. Check out our interactive...

What's the cost of Unofficial?

By Aaron Navarro March 3, 2016

Many students are ramping up for this Friday, putting their green on and amping up for the Unofficial festivities. But what what could it cost a student’s wallet if their Unofficial experience goes wrong?Tickets...

Warmer weather, balconies top list of “Unofficial” concerns for police

Warmer weather, balconies top list of “Unofficial” concerns for police

By Joseph Longo March 3, 2016

With 40 degree temperatures expected on Friday, Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day celebrations may pose a problem for local law enforcement.“Unofficial is a completely weather-driven event,” Champaign...

Campus bars not only businesses impacted on Unofficial

By Lilly Mashayek March 3, 2016

Each year, Unofficial draws both University students and visitors to the many businesses located around Campustown, which can be a big boost to some popular campus locations.“We definitely get more customers,”...

The 5 sports jerseys you'll see on Unofficial at Illinois

The 5 sports jerseys you'll see on Unofficial at Illinois

By Kevin McCarthy March 2, 2016

Sports jerseys may as well be legally required to get into campus bars. So much so that they seem to be more important than actually being of legal age.But that’s a discussion for another day.I’ve...

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