The Daily Illini

Chiming Holiday Greetings

Chimesmaster Sue Woods practices on the chimes in Altgeld Hall.

By Saher Khan

December 9, 2014

The sounds of Altgeld Hall’s bells are an all too familiar sound across the Main Quad. On Monday, Chancellor Wise sent out a video reminding campus that those spirited tunes are not automated, but the workings of the University’s chimes players. Tucked inside a cozy room at the top of Altgeld Hall Tower,...

Virginia Theater guided tours showcase building’s history and renovations

The chandelier and ceiling are both original to the Virginia Theater, which hosts weekly guided tours every Wednesday.

By Abrar Al-Heeti

June 2, 2014

At a time when theaters ushered in large, eager crowds who came to watch live performances and movies frequently, a brand new theater opened its doors for the first time on Dec. 28, 1921. It was named the Virginia Theater, and it still stands today at 203 W. Park Ave. in Champaign. Nearly 94 years af...