In Friday's paper, we'll take you on an up-close tour of restoration work at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign. We'll also have an update on a historic Landmark Hotel in Urbana and a look at the fiscal cliff and local school districts.
Reporter Patrick Wade and Photo Editor Darrell Hoemann looked in on restoration work at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, where workers have uncovered some surprises. We'll have a story and photos in Friday's paper and a gallery on the website.
And Saturday is a big night for the historic Landmark Hotel in downtown Urbana. Don Dodson reports that the hotel will welcome its first group of overnight guests Saturday night, and owner Xiao Jin Yuan is inviting the public to see the renovations he’s made.
Local school districts stand to lose a lot if the country goes off the so-called fiscal cliff, and Meg Dickinson and Noelle McGee write about the potential effects and Champaign, Urbana and Danville.
In Spors, columnist Paul Klee visits with his old friend Gus Phan, whose concerns over the depth of Illini football failures are overshadowing other Illini sports developments.