Alumni & Campus Stories

Illini Replay: Big Ten Champions

It’s been 15 years since the Fighting Illini football team hoisted the outright Big Ten Championship trophy after a 34-28 victory over Northwestern University at Memorial Stadium on Thanksgiving Day 2001. With captains such...

Memory Lane: Lost Cities of Elms

It stands on Race Street, on the very edge of campus—a survivor from a more genteel time when stately American elms formed lush, green archways over many small-town and suburban streets, their graceful branches...

Memory Lane: Down Under

In the early 1980s, an intrepid Illio writer, accompanied by a friend, ventured into “the bowels, the darker recesses of the Illini Union,” hoping to find out what kind of cellar dwellers frequented the...

Hall of Fame

This fall, the University will induct the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The 21 inductees include some of greatest athletes and coaches in Fighting Illini history. “These men and women represent all...

Encore!

A half-century ago, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts opened as a facility of unprecedented scale and design for any educational institution anywhere. In the coming two seasons, the U of I’s remarkable...