Topics include: a coal mine near downtown Urbana, the future of the Iron Post, official Fighting Illini colors, Illini Hall, freeway vs. interstate, Champaign Central athletic fields, a shift at the International Prep Academy, possible changes at Leverett Road & U.S. 45 and maybe another strip club in Urbana.

Topics include: a coal mine near downtown Urbana, the future of the Iron Post, official Fighting Illini colors, Illini Hall, freeway vs. interstate, Champaign Central athletic fields, a shift at the International Prep Academy, possible changes at Leverett Road & U.S. 45 and maybe another strip club in Urbana.

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It’s been a while since the Illinois softball team played a home game. Try 691 days ago on May 5, 2019. That drought ends Friday, with the Illini, who are off to their best start since 2010, hosting Minnesota for a four-game series at Eichelberger Field in Urbana. N-G sports copy editor Joe Vozzelli Jr. previews what’s ahead this weekend:

From men's golf to softball, it's not just the men's basketball team that's generating success on the University of Illinois campus right now