In Saturday's newspaper, we're planning stories about a big road problem, a huge welcome for a winning singer, and Illini tennis.
Tom Kacich writes that a portion of a major thoroughfare in Champaign-Urbana has “terminal cancer” and needs to be rebuilt – at great cost.
Tracy Moss and photographer Rick Danzl will be on hand in downtown Danville as the city welcomes back Christian Cunningham, the teen who won “The Voice — Kids Edition” earlier this week on NBC's “Today Show.”
In our At Home section, Extension educator Sandy Mason tells you how to add bee-friendly plantings to your garden and antiques and collectibles columnist Bob Swisher writes about a couple of malls in Indiana that are worth the trip for antiques buffs.
And in Sports, the Illini tennis team is looking for a ticket to the Sweet 16 with an opening round victory over Western Michigan. Marcus Jackson is covering the opening round of the NCAA tournament, which the Illini are hosting in a tuneup for next year, when the finals will be held on the UI campus.