Illini 411: What is Illini 411?

A: It’s a Q&A column that’s all things Illini. You ask me a question about the U of I, and I’ll answer it with as much vim, vigor and verisimilitude as I can muster. I’ll give you the 411—the information, the dish, the dirt, the data. But above all, I’ll give you the facts when I have them and my best guesses (based on facts) when I don’t. Whether your question is about something that happened 100 years ago or yesterday, please send it to me. No matter what it is, I’ll give it the old college try!

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