Woman walking past installation of white crosses in Orlando, Florida
AP Photo/David Goldman
June 24, 2016

What Does The ‘Brexit’ Vote Mean In Illinois? Crosses In Orlando; High School Athletes And Heat; GoT

On The 21st: What could the 'Brexit' Vote Mean for Illinois?; An Aurora, Illinois, man builds crosses for sites of tragedy: we talked with him about his 1200 mile trek to Orlando with 49 crosses; The IHSA has new rules for student athletes to keep heat from worsening injuries; and Game of Thrones Season 6 ends this Sunday - we have no spoilers to alert you about, but we talked about what fans could see this weekend.


Dick Van Dyke is joined by his wife Arlene with the unveiling of the 'Keep Moving' street sign outside Danville High School.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
June 23, 2016

Dick Van Dyke Returns Home To Danville

The 90-year old actor made a grand entrance Thursday, riding up to Danville High School in a replica of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' with a performance by the school's show choir.  Van Dyke is back to mark the launch a foundation to restore his childhood home, and help fund careers in the arts for young people.


Dick Van Dyke attends the 29th Annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, April 24, in Beverly Hills.
John Salangsang/Invision/Associated Press
May 27, 2016

Dick Van Dyke Officially Returning Home Next Month

The 90-year old actor's return to Danville will include fundraising events to preserve his childhood home.  Public events will include a tribute at Danville High School, following by a reception at Harrison Park. "Through all my 90 years, I've remained, in my heart, the same Midwestern nerd you knew so long ago," Van Dyke said in a statement released by Mayor Scott Eisenhauer.


Actor Dick Van Dyke.
John Salangsang / Invision / AP
May 23, 2016

Plans Shape Up For Dick Van Dyke Visit

The executive director of Dick Van Dyke's charitable foundation says the 90-year-old actor will take part in events in Danville and suburban Chicago next month.


Muslim women ride the subway
Penguin Press
April 28, 2016

‘Excellent Daughters’ Throughout The Middle East Are Transforming Life In Their Countries

Journalist Katherine Zoepf (zohf) covered the Middle East for The New York Times between 2004 and 2010. And she says the reality is much more nuanced than the views of the region commonly held in the US. Illinois Public Media’s Amanda Honigfort talked with Zoepf about the stories shared in her recent book "Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of the Young Women Who are Transforming the Arab World."


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