June 20: Your new favorite site: DailyIllini.com

OK, this may seem like a shameless plug, but I promise, the benefits outweigh my bias. The Daily Illini is an award-winning college newspaper dedicated to delivering students and campus community members important news, issues, sports coverage and commentary and student lifestyle pieces.

Of our many accolades, several belong to our highly decorated Web site, which has been a finalist for top college newspaper Web site two years running (second place last year, woot). Recently, DailyIllini.com was named the top newspaper Web site by the Illinois College Press Association. Before you say it — yeah, we’re kind of a big deal.

The best part about the DI is that it’s created entirely by your peers. As a student newspaper, we are dedicated to bringing you news that is important to you.

There are many ways to get The Daily Illini, the most obvious being to pick up a paper on the way to class (and reading it during class). But you can also listen to our newscast on 107.1 WPGU every weekday at 5 p.m. Or, to get the best of both and the most up-to-the-minute news, visit DailyIllini.com. You can even sign up for our e-mail edition and receive The Daily Illini in your inbox weekday mornings or when breaking news occurs.

Whether you realize it or not, you are a member of a new community now. So whether you’re trying to figure out why the fire alarm went off in your dorm last night, how the Illini basketball team matches up against the Big Ten, who you should vote for in the student elections or how to scratch a record, stay informed. Check out DailyIllini.com throughout the summer and the upcoming year.