DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — The historic Fischer Theatre will look like new before you know it.
Exterior renovations started about six weeks ago. It includes a new roof, new windows and upgrades to brick walls.
Philanthropist Julius Hegeler is paying for it all. He wants to see the building restored and knew footing the bill for the exterior work would help.
Board members say it should be done later this fall. Then, they can move to interior renovations. Fundraising efforts for that are ongoing.