The restored Alma Mater statue prior to re-installment on the U of I campus.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
April 07, 2014

Alma Mater Restoration

The Alma Mater, the iconic statue outside Altgeld Hall, and the backdrop for countless graduation day photos, will be returning to her pedestal Wednesday after a lengthy absence to be restored.


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April 07, 2014

Legendary Hollywood Star Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 90-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93.


Roger Ebert sculpture model
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April 04, 2014

Sculptor: Ebert Statue In ‘Home Stretch’

A year after Roger Ebert’s death, those behind a memorial sculpture will make sure those at his annual film fest still get a chance to see him 'at the movies.'


Alma Mater Statue work
(Andy Blacker/University of Illinois)
March 14, 2014

Alma Mater May Return to U Of I Campus In April

A famous bronze sculpture could return to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign next month after undergoing a $360,000 restoration.


Lupita Nyong'o wins best supporting actress
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March 03, 2014

Oscars 2014: Low On Laughs, But A Great Speech Or Two

The big winner was 12 Years A Slave, but there was quite a bit of love to go around at Sunday night's Oscars. What there wasn't, as usual, was a lot of riveting television.


Actor-director Harold Ramis dead at 69
(AP Photo/Jim Prisching)
February 24, 2014

Chicago Actor, Filmmaker Harold Ramis Dead At 69

An attorney for Harold Ramis says the actor has died.   Fred Toczek tells The Associated Press that Ramis died early Monday morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69.


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