Here's a look at some of the stories you can find in Friday's News-Gazette.
It's politics and protests in Champaign as Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is scheduled to speak to Champaign County Republicans at their annual Lincoln Day Dinner Thursday evening. And union members and allies will be rallying in protest because Daniels signed a right-to-work bill. Tom Kacich and Tim Mitchell provide the coverage.
In Vermilion County, a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient will finally get his grave marker after a records clerk identified his unmarked grave, Tracy Moss reports.
And if you need some financial education, next week is “Money Smart Week.” There are all kinds of events open to the public in Champaign and Vermilion counties, and Don Dodson runs down the list.
In Sports, columnist Loren Tate takes a look at the current state of Illini track and field, a once stirring sport that now has no outdoor meets for local fans to watch premier athletes. He also looks at how other Illini outdoor teams are shaping up for the spring.