In Friday's newspaper, we're writing about a proposed change to Urbana's liquor code, we'll continue our pre-election coverage and in Sports, well preview the Bulls-Cavs NBA exhibition and look at the Illini football team's offensive woes.
A proposed new section of Urbana's liquor code would give the mayor the authority to impose restrictions on a business' liquor license, but a campus-area bar and event venue owner thinks too much power may be concentrated in one person's hands, Patrick Wade reports.
Our reporters continue to look forward to the election with stories about the Champaign County clerk's race and Vermilion County Board District 6.
In Sports, basketball writer Paul Klee looks ahead to Friday night's Bulls-Cavaliers NBA exhibition game at the Assembly Hall.
And columnist Loren Tate looks at the Illini football team and says its problems start with the offensive line. After six games this season, Illinois is 12th in the Big Ten in scoring, rushing, red zone offense and sacks allowed, not to mention pass defense efficiency and points allowed. Not a good combination.