Totally agree. From 1999-2003, you went to Charley's if you had no other options and/or you just hated to wait in line. I know that they were redoing it some time ago, but apparently the overhaul was quite significant. Personally, I always liked the bar (name escapes me now, for some reason) that was on South U next to the Subway and sharing space with the History department's offices. Had a nice layout, rarely crowded but still a good crowd, and less of a meat-market than a place like Skeeps.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."