I did my undergrad at purdue. I would recommend for the history side Harry's. Jakes is the popular student hangout. Scotty's brew house is pretty good. I really like the burgers there. XXX has the best burgers in town and brew their own root beer. Brothers is a decent chill bar.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."