The Virginia Theatre is ready to re-open with a fresh look and sound, thanks in part to a pandemic that closed the facility since March 2020. “We made good use of the downtime,” Mitch Marlow says.

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“It is truly difficult to come to terms with this decision after everyone at Ebertfest has put in so much effort to come back from the shutdown,” Chaz Ebert said. “However, we find it easier to make the decision to reschedule knowing that everyone’s health and safety comes first.”

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SPRINGFIELD — After a one-year interruption last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois State Fair in Springfield is set to reopen today with some new attractions and safety requirements. Among the new requirements, Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello II sa…