Illini Tower is absolutely the best place to live on campus. It's close to everything, and the service and accommodation is fantastic. People are really friendly and welcoming. It's a good mix of freshmen and upper class men, so everyone can fit in. Also, I should mention the weekly cleaning service. Food here is probably the best on campus. If you are looking for a place with the best quality, this is the place for you : )
Thus far I have enjoyed my stay at IT and through the process of being an IT guide I met a lot of great people. So far it's a great place to stay to my knowledge, it's a very clean building unlike most apartments and dorms around the campus and most of the staff are very polite and helpful. It is also within reasonable walking distance of the main quad and if you need to go farther there are bus stops not to far from here.
I am very happy living at Illini Tower. I absolutely love the food here. I can tell you that I have no problem studying in my dorm room because everyone is courteous in keeping the volume down in the building. I would definitely recommend this building as a home away from home for other new college students (and for those who are not freshman anymore).