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Illini football adjusts to home games without fans

Running back Chase Brown advances the ball during the game against Nebraska on Saturday.
November 29, 2020

 The Illini football team faces an unusual season playing their home games in an empty Memorial Stadium. Players adjust to the new atmosphere without fans in their first two home games against Purdue...

Minnesota Gophers hand Illinois 41-14 loss

Sophomore  Coran Taylor narrowly stays in bounds as he slips through the Minnesota defense. As a fourth-string quarterback, Taylor has had a lack of game experience.
November 9, 2020

 The Illini fell 0-3 at Memorial Stadium last Saturday to the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a 41-14 loss.

University acknowledges Election Day as a holiday

Voters enter the early voting location located in the ARC on Friday. Students share their views on the importance of the 2020 Presidential Election.
November 3, 2020

 The University Senate announced this year that Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020, will be the University’s newest official holiday, and there will be no classes in session. This follows the decision...

Altgeld Chimes celebrate centennial

Altgeld Hall stands prominently as the sun sets on Aug. 29.
October 29, 2020

 The Altgeld Chimes will celebrate their 100th anniversary this Halloween weekend featuring concerts commemorating the decades of tradition among the bells. Chimes players look back on years of history...

College of Media receives $7.5 million donation

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The College of Media stands as home to the Department of Advertising. The department’s decision to abstain from accreditation has led to discussion of major changes in the program, such as a possible increase in credit hours currently required to graduate with a degree in advertising.
October 12, 2020

 The University College of Media will soon be home to the Richard and Leslie Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation after a large donation by two generous alums. The $7.5 million donation from...

New Campus Normals

A coronavirus test site worker waits for students to arrive at the Illini Union test site on Oct. 30.
October 7, 2020

 Attending college during a global pandemic has forced to students to adjust to the new normals around campus. Students speak on the change in atmosphere to finding new places to study.

Campus bar age raised to 21+ at all times

Patrons of The Red Lion sit at newly mandated outdoor seating on Friday. Campustown businesses are carrying out new measures to combat COVID-19 and implement new safety regulations.
September 25, 2020

 The mayor of Champaign has raised the entry age for Campustown bars to 21 and over at all times.

Virtual Sorority Recruitment for Fall 2020

The Alpha Omicron Pi sorority house on South Mathews Avenue is pictured above on Wednesday morning.
September 5, 2020

 Sororities on the university campus spent the past two weeks overcoming challenges faced with recruiting new members virtually this school year. Each house found ways to make the most of the virtual...

Freshman adjust to college amid pandemic

Students sit in the shade of trees on Friday
September 5, 2020

 Freshman on campus adjust to entering college during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The new students speak of the challenges they face during move-in, to joining clubs, having online classes, virtual...

The Daily Illini Recruitment Nights 2020

The Daily Illini Recruitment Nights 2020
August 29, 2020

 The Daily Illini will host our recruitment nights on September 2nd and 3rd at 6:30 via zoom.

Virtual Quad Day 2020

Representatives from RSOs promote their organizations during Quad Day on Aug. 26, 2017.
August 27, 2020

 The University of Illinois held its annual Quad Day this year the Sunday before classes start. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university tradition was held virtually within designated time slots...

Peaceful protesters march through Champaign-Urbana

At the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Neil Street, supporters of the protest create an aid station offering free water and hand sanitizer.
June 2, 2020

 Peaceful protesters marched through the Champaign-Urbana community in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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